Ukraine Shoots Down Three ‘Deadly’ Russian Choppers in 30 Minutes: Report

The Ukrainian military says it has destroyed three of Russia’s “deadliest and most advanced” helicopters in 30 minutes.

The incident occurred during the 11-month anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on January 24.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the three Russian Ka-52 attack helicopters were performing missions in the vicinity of Yevhenivka in Donetsk Oblast.

They were all destroyed by Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles, the Ukrainian Air Force said on Twitter.

Apart from the Ka-52, Kyiv also reportedly shot down a Russian Su-25 twin-engine fighter aircraft in the vicinity of Bakhmut.

The Ka-52 Helicopter

Also known as the “Alligator,” the Ka-52 is an all-weather attack helicopter designed to neutralize armored and unarmored targets.

It can also act as a surveillance platform and an aerial command post for other attack choppers.

The $13-million single-seat helicopter features a high-performance battlefield management system that allows it to share data with other aircraft to coordinate attacks.

Russia’s fleet of Ka-52s deployed in Ukraine has significantly damaged Kyiv’s military assets.

A video recently showed an Alligator blowing up a Ukrainian defensive position near Donetsk Oblast.

The helicopter has also been credited for taking out a number of Ukrainian tanks and military vehicles.

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