Ukraine Shot Down Three Ka-52 Attack Helicopters In Kherson

Ukrainian volunteer shot down Ka-52 helicopter using stinger missile. Photo by AP.

According to Ukraine’s Air Force Command reports, on 24 October, Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter, the third one since day-start in Kherson.

“On October 24, around 21:30, in the Beryslav district of Kherson region, a unit of the Kherson Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade of Air Command South shot down the third Russian Ka-52 helicopter in a day,” the report reads.

The Air Force Command said in a statement that the helicopter was fitted with Ukrainian engines produced by a Ukrainian manufacturer.

As reported earlier, on October 24, the Ukrainian forces shot down two Russian Ka-52 attack helicopters within just half an hour in the Kherson region.

On October 23, the Security Service of Ukraine detained Motor Sich JSC President Vyacheslav Bohuslayev and chief head of the company’s foreign economic department on charges of collaboration and aiding and abetting the aggressor state.

According to the recordings of Bohuslayev’s wiretapped calls with his Russian counterparts, the company appears to have been selling Russia the engines to military helicopters despite the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine.

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