We are talking about 14 drones and an aircraft.
APU shoot down enemy aircraft / photo UNIAN, Arsen Petrov
Today, Ukrainian air defense shot down 15 air targets of Russian invaders.
This is stated in the message on the page of the Command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook.
It is noted that enemy combat aircraft continue to operate at a distance, without entering the airspace controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“On May 5, the air defense of the air forces and ground forces hit at least 15 air targets: 14 Orlan-type drones and one aircraft, previously a Su-30SM fighter,” the note says.
So, the aircraft of the invaders was shot down in the Eastern direction by anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force.
It is noted that “Orlan-10” is shot down by all available means – anti-aircraft missile units of the Ground Forces, the Air Force, using MANPADS and even an air-to-air missile from a Ukrainian fighter.
“During the day, fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft of the Air Force carried out dozens of sorties. Attack groups of aircraft carry out rocket and bomb strikes on the troops of the invaders and ammunition depots,” the report says.
As UNIAN reported, on May 4, the Ukrainian military hit two enemy fighters, four drones and three cruise missiles.