In the wake of the escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian fighting, Kiev announced the killing of the deputy commander of the navy, Colonel Ihor Bidzai, with a Russian fighter missile that targeted his helicopter.
He also indicated, today, Monday, that Betzai was killed while carrying out a combat mission as part of the crew of the Mi-14 helicopter, according to the Ukrainian news agency.
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Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced the shooting down of some fighters, without referring to the Ukrainian commander’s helicopter.
And he explained that his air defense systems shot down two MiG-29 fighters in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine and another “Su-25” in the Kharkiv region of the northeast last night. .
Interestingly, since the launch of the Russian military operation on Ukrainian territory on February 24, the two sides have refrained from explicitly declaring and in the number of victims among the fighters of the two countries, while Kiev said that thousands of Russian soldiers were killed in the battles.
Several Western intelligence assessments also indicated that Moscow had suffered heavy military casualties on the territory of its western neighbor.
While the conflict is expected to last months after the two sides exhausted their forces on the battlefields, especially in the east and south, Russian forces launched the second phase of their military operation, in late March, describing it as a mission.
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