On 27 October, the Ukrainian forces shot down two Russian attack helicopters and an attack aircraft, Ukraine’s General Staff reported:
“[The] aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 29 strikes during the past day. It was confirmed that 21 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment of the enemy, 3 strongholds, and 5 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were destroyed. Air defence units shot down 2 enemy helicopters Ka-52 and one Su-25 attack aircraft,” the General Staff wrote.
The Air Force Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported that units of the Air Force Command South destroyed one of the Ka-52s yesterday at about 08:00, and the Su-25 some 40 minutes later also in Ukraine’s south.
Also, late on 26 October, the southern air defenses reportedly shot down 19 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones out of “over a score” of the Shaheds launched by the Russian troops to attack the south-Ukrainian cities.