This Christmas Ukrainian forces have shot down five Russian war planes setting “the right mood for the entire year.”
President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “Ukrainian Christmas Eve during wartime: our warriors shot down not only about 30 Shahed drones and several missiles, but also two more Russian Su aircraft. Russian terrorists lost five aircraft in a week.
“This Christmas sets the right mood for the entire year ahead—the mood of our capabilities.
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“Capabilities in negotiations with partners. Capabilities in bolstering our sky shield. Capabilities in defending our homeland from Russian terrorists.
Zelensky said, “the stronger our air defense, the fewer Russian fiends will be in our skies and on our land.”
“I thank all of our warriors for their precision and strength! I appreciate all those who secure our country’s defense both on Christmas and on weekdays, who withstand enemy attacks and show steadfastness wherever they are—in the East and South or on our country’s borders, those in battle and in positions, those who save and heal people.”
On Christmas Day the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the destruction of two Russian, Su-34 and Su-30 bombers.
“The forces and means of the air defense of Ukraine destroyed two Su-34 and Su-30 fighter-bombers,” the message says as of 7:00 on Monday.