Russia says destroyed multiple Ukrainian warplanes over past 24 hours

Russia says that it destroyed and damaged multiple Ukrainian warplanes over the past 24 hours, while Ukraine claims it engaged in 136 battles with Russian forces at the front. 

The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday that the Russian army conducted cluster strikes on Ukrainian military airports with high-precision weapons, destroying five Su-27 fighters and damaging two others in the past 24 hours. 

Russian air defense forces shot down several Ukrainian cruise missiles, guided bombs, rockets, and 81 drones, as well as a MiG-29 fighter and a Su-27 fighter, according to the ministry. 

Also on Tuesday, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that the Ukrainian army engaged in 136 battles with Russian forces over the past 24 hours. 

The Russian army launched six attacks in the direction of Kharkov. The fighting in Volchansk was still going on as of Tuesday evening, but the overall situation was under control. 

Battles in the direction of Pokrovsk were the most intense. The Russian army launched 43 attacks on the Ukrainian defense line in this region as of the evening of Tuesday, while the Ukrainian army repelled 31 Russian attacks. 

(Source: Reuters)

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