Ukrainian military downs Russian Su-34 bomber near Bakhmut

Ukraine shot down a Su-34 bomber in Bakhmut. Photo Reuters.

The defenders shot down the enemy aircraft near the embattled Ukrainian-held town of Bakhmut around 1.30 a.m.

Ukrainian troops have downed another Russian war plane – a Su-34 multi-role jet – as seen in a video, published by the Ukrainian Air Force on March 31.

Ukraine shot down a Su-34 in Bakhmut. Photo Twitter

Ukrainian forces have now shot down a total of 311 Russian warplanes and 291 helicopters since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, according to the latest figures from the Ukrainian military’s General Staff.

“Russian invaders have no place in our skies; to that end, we’ve ‘grounded’ a Su-34,” the video description reads.

Russia has also lost over 210,000 troops in Ukraine.

Russia relocates Su-34 jets

Six Su-34 fighter jets have disappeared from a military airfield in the town of Yeysk, in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai, after explosions were heard nearby airbase.

Satellite images provided by confirmed that most Su-34 fighter jets normally based at the airfield were absent on March 2.

Several explosions, followed by visible columns of smoke, could be heard next to the Yeysk airfield, reported local news outlet News Yeysk.

Yeysk regional governor Roman Bublik subsequently claimed that “military tactical exercises are being conducted” in the region.

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