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Ukrainian military destroys Russian Ka-52 helicopter

Ukrainian military destroys Russian Ka-52 helicopter Photo: Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Ukrainian military shot down a Russian Ka-52 helicopter. It is also called Alligator, according to the 47th Separate Mechanized Brigade.

"Friends, great news! The soldiers of the 47th Separate Mechanized Brigade have landed a Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter," the statement reads.

According to the military, the cost of one such helicopter is $16 million.

"We thank the soldiers of the anti-aircraft missile and artillery division for their work! Let's keep working!" states the brigade's press service.

Russian losses in Ukraine

Over the past day, as of May 13, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated another 1740 Russian invaders. In total, the Russian occupiers' losses in personnel since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine amounted to about 484,030 soldiers. The Ukrainian Armed Forces also destroyed 31 tanks and 42 armored personnel carriers.

On May 11, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft in the Avdiivka direction. Over the past week, the Russian army lost 8,030 soldiers and more than 1,300 pieces of equipment and weapons.