Russia confirms shooting down 2 Ukrainian helicopters
Two Ukrainian combat helicopters have been shot down by the Russian military.
This was confirmed by Igor Konashenkov, the Russia’s Defence Ministry spokesperson, NAN reports.
Konashenkov said the Russian forces fired on 81 military targets on Thursday, with Moscow intensifying its attacks on Ukraine.
On Thursday, the military reported the targeting of 29 objects the day before.
As well as the Mi-8 and Mi-24 combat helicopters, the targets hit on Thursday included Ukrainian military command posts and bases, as well as heavy artillery and rocket launchers in the Donbas, Konashenkov said.
In addition, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet had destroyed a training camp for “foreign mercenaries” near Odesa, he said.