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Ukrainian air defenses shoot down three Russian helicopters and one UAV on Jan 8 (updated)

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A screenshot of shooting down of a Russian UAV on 8 January

Today, Sunday, 8 December, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down a Russian Ka-52 helicopter and an Orlan-10 drone on the eastern front, the Ukrainian Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

Machine-translated Facebook post.

“Today, 8 January 2023, between 11:00 and 14:00, operators of the mobile S-300B1 anti-air missile system from the Air Command Center destroyed an enemy helicopter and a drone on the eastern front; these were most likely a Ka-52 and an Orlan-10 UAV attempting to conduct reconnaissance of our positions,” states Ukrainian Air Command Center forces’ official statement.

Update:

The Air Force Command reported that Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile units destroyed two more helicopters later today, between 14:00 and 18:00.

 

 

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