UPDATE: On March 1, 7 Ukrainian pilots were awarded the titles of Hero of Ukraine posthumously.
By February 28th, the Russian military gained air supremacy over the whole of Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said at a briefing.
On February 27th, the Russian Defence Ministry claimed the destruction of 42 Ukrainian aircraft and helicopters on the ground and in the air. So far, 11 unmanned aerial vehicles of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been reportedly destroyed. Four more Ukrainian combat aircraft were destroyed on the ground and one more warplane was reportedly shot down in the air on February 28th.
On the first day of the Russian military operation numerous military facilities all over Ukraine were destroyed, including airfields.
According to open sources, the main acting and spare military airfields in Ukraine were located in the following cities:
- Alexandria, Boryspil;
- Brody, Lviv;
- Kulbakino, Mykolaiv (Mykolaiv region)
- Kalinov, Lviv
- Lutsk, Volyn region
- Melitopol, Zaporozhye region
- Mirgorod, Poltava region
- Nizhyn, Chernihiv region
- Ozernoye, Zhytomyr region
- Starokonstantinov, Khmelnitsky region
- Chernobayevka, Kherson region
- Chuguev, Kharkiv region
- Bila Tserkva, Kiev region
- Voznesensk, Mykolaiv region
- Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk region
- Kalinovka, Vinnytsia region
- Kanatovo, Kirovograd region
- Kramatorsk, Donetsk region
On February 24th, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed strikes on the military airfields of Kramatorsk, Ozernoye, Kulbakino, Vasilkov. Later, most of other airfields were destroyed, including in Western Ukraine.
According to the footage, the main losses in aircraft were suffered by the both sides during the first three days of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
The helicopter in the Russian VKS destroys the Ukrainian military column.
Ukrainian losses which were confirmed by the footage.
A military aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was shot down in the Obukhov district, to the South of Kiev. It was a large cargo aircraft An-26. According to the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry, 5 people were killed.
Su-27 of the Ukrainian Air Force was destroyed at the airfield near Zhytomyr.
The Ukrainian Su-27 fighter jet was shot down over Oskorki village near Kiev.
The strike hit the airfield in Ivano-Frankivsk, where at least 6 MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force were destroyed or damaged.
Two Su-25s of the Ukrainian Air Force were shot down in the Kherson region. Both pilots were killed.
The Tor-M air defense system of the Russian Armed Forces shot down the Ukrainian Bayraktar UAV in the Kiev region, near Chernobyl.
Russian losses which were confirmed by the footage:
The Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter was hit by a Stinger MANPADS on February 24 during the landing at Gostomel airfield.
Another incident took place on February 24th. The Russian AN-26 crashed on the territory of the Voronezh region in Russia. The crew was killed. According to preliminary data, the reason of the incident was a technical failure.
More videos of the air battles over Ukraine were shared online, but the exact aircraft were not confirmed.
Another Russian helicopter was reportedly shot down over Gostomel.
The following video reportedly shows another downed Russian helicopter in the Kiev region. According to some other reports, it was a Ukrainian aircraft.
The pilot ejected.
On February 26, Stinger reportedly shot down a Russian helicopter in Kakhovka.
The Russian Su-27/30 was probably shot down in the Kherson region. The reports are yet to be confirmed.
The Ukrainian air defense system reportedly hit the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces over Zhytomyr.
The following video reportedly shows the Ukrainian Su-25s which were shot down on February 24th over the Kherson region.
A Russian military aircraft reportedly shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet during an air battle over the Kharkiv region.
Ukrainian soldiers are actively using foreign MANPADS, targeting Russian aircraft (not only Russian).
Ukrainian Su-25 snatched from Russian MANPADS.
More air battles over Ukraine were captured on videos.
According to the Ukrainian media, MiGs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were fighting against Russian MiGs over Kiev. However, no evidence of fighting is seen on the video.
Video of an air battle near Vasilkov.
On February 24th, Russian forces carried out a landing at the Gostomel airfield with the air support of dozens of attack helicopters.
Russian helicopter took off from a highway in Belorussia
The Mi-24 attack helicopter of the Russian Air Force strikes Ukrainian security forces near the Gostomel airfield in support of the landing.
A massive attack by Russian helicopters on Vyshgorod.
The passage of the Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter of the Russian Armed Forces over Mezhyhirya with the shooting of “heat traps”.
About 100 more helicopters of the Russian Federation are waiting 30-40km from the Ukrainian border.
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Ghost of Kiev joins Bandera and other Ukrainian heroes. https://theaviationist.com/2022/03/01/col-oksanchenko-shot-down/
He wasn’t the ghost of Kiev tho. The ghost of kiev was a PR stunt using CGI editing and a video game. He was the best Ukrainian pilot tho. According to lamestream media. But the S-400 was a little bit better… May he rest in peace.
Honestly that made me sad to read. I think that Mariupal, Kherson and Kharkiv will fall and then before Kiev falls Zelensky will capitulate and agree to the Russian terms with Donbass remaining free, no nukes in Ukraine, and no NATO.
No military and no airforce either. Ukraine will be like Iceland.
Its sad that those Ukrainians and some Russians are dying,i know why the Russians are fighting the Ukrainians are dying for the US Reich,and they will fight to the last Ukrainian,i hope the Russians take their objectives secure them then get out,the last they they need is another Afghanistan because thats what the Americans want.i believe Mariupol is in a Boiler,that city will be liberated its infested with Azov vermin,but i would like some of those taken prisoner to stand trial for genocide and war crimes before they are hung,as for the rest they can be blown away in Battle,before this is over Ukraine could lose all or most of its coastline.
I could not have said it better.
A very good comment. Unfortunately it’s well above capacity of those participating.
Don’t forget de-Nazification though, for even one minute.
and you will trust zelenskys word?
Zelensky is jewish. A Jew can never be trusted
No, that would be wrong.
Russia ought to demand federalization of Ukraine and reinsert Doneck And Luhansk oblasťs back into Ukraine.
The federal oblasťs ought to have a very high degree of autonomy, the National Guard of Ukraine ought to be dissolved in favour of creating oblasť guards in each and every oblasť of Ukraine.
This would also strengthen democracy, so it would be victory for Russia against Western propaganda.
Also, the condition of non-affiliation with the North Terrorist Atlantic Organization (NATO) is not enough any longer.
The United States of Aggression is already bypassing NATO in favour of individual bilateral “defence agreements”.
Also, the Fourth Reich has not been a peaceful entity since at least 2011, since the bombing campaign against Libya. And due to the Common and Security Policy, neutrality is impossible after a country becomes a member of the Fourth Reich. Thus, e.g. Finland is not a neutral country any more, even if it is not in NATO yet.
And the only feasible way to stop the drift is to federalize Ukraine and reinsert the breakaway people’s republics back into Ukraine for greater leverage.
I think that boat has sailed,Ukraine had 8 years to implement Minsk,i doubt those people in Donbass can live with those bastards ever again.
Common and security policy of Eu you mean?
won’t be good enough. it has passed that stage.the US and its serfs will not change its sanctions with russia even if banderastan gives up.it is now total war barring nato troops actually fighting russia.
The USA brought it to this point.
They don’t have any other “heroes” except Bandera. Not much of history, just a bunch of terrorists and nothing else. But don’t worry, Ghost of Kiev will be back in the next video game 😀
Well since his supposed kills make up like 100% of russian loses he must be on some real Rambo shit. Shoots down 3 su 27. Shoots down another su 27 with his handgun while parachuting down. Finds Manpad and downs another plane and proceeds to down 2 more planes with his combat shovel. Downs another plane with the sheer gravity from his gigantic balls.
No doubt about it; just ask Zelenskii, or his press sec.
And all over the country too!
There is no ghost of Kiev. It is a total phony. However Oksanchenko is real and he was shot down.
Really. What was he doing up there before he was shot? Entertaining Russian pilots by performing acrobatics?
ah thanks, it’s hard to get such news
An-225 was a great plane. Really sorry for that one.
You can thank the ukropnazis. Was hit by ukrop heavy artillery while they tried to take out the Russian Spetznaz force holding the airfield.
U.S. needed 3-4days to take out the Iraqi Air Force in 1991. Russia did it in 3hours. Impressive.
It’s without doubt the Russian Military has shown more effectiveness than NATO in Syria and now Ukraine, and these guys have not even fought yet – civilians are in the way
Well,it took the US and all it’s allied combined power a whole month to have total air dominance in Iraq.
Ukraine is the largest country in Europe,had the largest military. It has taken the bear 6days to declare total air superiority. Who is more effective??
Sorry, but you need to comb your kill list better. You still have gaming videos as kills. you also have multiple entries for the same shotdown. THe first video, is the same Ka-52 from the video#4. Then you have videos of Su-25’s actually surviving the manpad and still flying. You also have videos of planes just droping flares, claimed as shotdowns or damaged.
S-400 aka Ghost of Moscow strikes again :)
it is not a ghost, it is a reality
Reality of Moscow strikes again!
You cannot compare the resistance from Ukrainian Nazi formations with the resistance RF had to face from radicalised islamist Chechens. Remember initial high losses and eventually RF won the war and transformed the Chechen republic into its most staunch ally.
How have you being my nazi friend?
i remember the talvisota (winter war) and after a bad offensives (with high losses) the russians won
correct ! unheard of with the USA and any nation it conquered.
e.g. Japan, Philippines, half of Europe in WW2, the rest of Europe since then except for Russia, etc. A long line of toadies. And Russia is the designated outsider.
That was a Ukrianian Heli with two stripes, you can almost make out the roundel on the side as well. They say it was during the counter attack on Hostomel
While the empower Comedian puppet president with a Napoleon Bonaparte grandiose dreams, now that his narcissism had went up through his head, less chances of a peace treaty, but he made sure from the first days of the wars to take his family out of dangers and send them to safety and hiding he and his commanders in bunkers, while he is telling the Ukrainian people to stand and fight the enemy with molotov cocktails, pistols and rocks.So much evil are upon the Ukrainian people from the west is very evil and sad. Many citizens are not allow by the good AZOV fake Nazi Battalion of assassins and mercenaries of the Soros, Rothschild, Bilderberg gang of jooish world lords and the Ukrainian forces to leave the conflict zones, so they can be use as later on as human shields later and as pieces of blackmail and as martyrs for their own gain. America and the west are the evil Empire who really and secretly did crated this crisis, and force Russia to take this despair steps. The Ukrainian people can’t be so blind and naive, they are been use like pawns by their own government and armed forces.
Destroying the air defence capability is how the US did it too when it illegally invaded Iraq under the false pretences of “wmd’s”. Talking about that. Was there any international rebuke for this? (The sound of crickets chirping). Of course not! What about now how the US is illegally in Syria? (More crickets chirping). Oh but Russia was invited into Lugansk and Donekst just like the Syrian government invited Russia into its country. So that means it’s legitimate. So why the condemnation towards Russia? Oh because the powers that be want to paint Russia as an enemy so they can profit from yet another conflict now that the 20 year war with Afghanistan is over and the MIC needs to keep turning over profits. I get it know(palm slap to the forehead).
What I am finding interesting, is the Western Media, and how the masses, yet again, no questions asked, believe them. The hysteria from the leaders, my own included, with regards Russia. When you compare the actions of NATO carpet bombing raids, in a variety of nations. Life is going on, as normal in Ukraine, the civilian casualties are so much lower than you get courtesy a NATO invasion. Then you have the Comedian, who believes he has gone to Heaven, owing to the fact he now has an audience and doesn’t he go overboard with his appearances.
Screaming for his mates to provide a ‘no fly zone’ over Ukraine, unaware, it is already sorted, courtesy Russia. So what happens if NATO members, try to force a ‘no-fly zone’ over Ukraine, a non-NATO member and take down a Russian military plane? Has anybody noticed, NATO members have no desire to get involved, just use their media to spin events?
I live in the UK,as far as the propaganda goes its at Nazi Goebbels level,all the Media even what you could call the more liberal ones are fully on board with the U.S. Reich,i have tried getting though on the phone to some talk shows but couldn’t although it would’t have made any difference the level of weaponised ignorance is off the scale,now we hear of former British military going out there to fight,well they will find they are not up against peasants,i hope the bastards are buried there,or taken prisoner and shown on TV,its the same tactics Hitler used he had foreign Waffen SS divisions,we know how they ended up.
it pains me to say it but western nations are lost since facebook came out. liberal or conservative means nothing. almost all those born in the facebook age are necessarily pro-GlobalistI yankee lovers. the only freethinkers are those who were adults when facebook came out. even then you have the stalwart gungho yankee lovers amongst them as well.
You legions, you are First to the Front!
This really has been an air cavalry war.
Ukraine must obey Russia
the ghost of kiev was a fiction before he was a ghost
Light a Candle for the Ghost of Kiev Dimwits !! The Ghost that never existed due to the fact that all Ukro-Nazi air assets were destroyed before they invented the Urban Legend…..
Well, they had a display pilot flying a diversion. IOW, a doomed patsy. Seems like murder to me.
Why Ruski hit civilan targets ??. Bad precision weapons or what??!!Did he forget to update his guns to calibrate with his fuckin gps??!!
Is it not the time to Nuke USA and Brussel head corters ??!! Putin should consider this while he has the time. You got to bring down the head of the snake. Terminate US and Nato will fall.
I hope Putin hunts down Jens Stoltenberg . A real Pussy