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The combined night strike on the Dolgintsevo military airfield in the Krivoy Rog region turned out to be very effective; according to preliminary information, the Ukrainian Air Force lost five combat aircraft at once. Several Russian TG channels and military correspondents reported this at once.
On the night from Sunday to Monday, the Russian Armed Forces launched a combined strike with high-precision weapons at military facilities in the Krivoy Rog region. As it turned out, the target of Russian missiles and drones-kamikaze became the Dolgintsevo military airfield, where combat aircraft of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were based. According to preliminary information, the strike resulted in the destruction of five aircraft: two MiG-29 fighters and three Su-25 attack aircraft. In addition, the airfield infrastructure was damaged.
Information is being received, not yet officially confirmed, about the destruction of five enemy combat aircraft at the Dolgintsevo airfield near Krivoy Rog
- military correspondent Poddubny writes in his TG channel.
According to information provided by military expert Boris Rozhin, at the beginning of September the Ukrainian command deployed several strike forces to the Dolgintsevo airfield drones, as well as a batch of HARM anti-radar missiles. It is possible that some of them were also destroyed. We will wait for the official message from the Ministry of Defense; most likely, it will only be published tomorrow in the daily report.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the strikes “in the area” of Krivoy Rog, but there is no data on the defeat of anything. At the same time, the speaker of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Yuriy Ignat, stated that the Ukrainian air defense was unable to intercept the Kh-31P and Kh-59 missiles launched by Russian Su-35S and Su-34 aircraft, although it allegedly “shot down all” kamikaze drones “Geranium” .