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Graphic shows details of Russian aircraft losses in the Ukraine conflict.


Rusland riskeert verlies van vliegtuigen voor tactische winst in Oekraïne

March 6, 2024 - Russia’s recent gains in the east have been aided by more aggressive air support on the front lines. But that also has helped Ukraine shoot down more enemy planes.

Ukraine's military said at the end of February that its forces had destroyed 13 Russian aircraft since February 17. This included 10 Su-34 fighter-bomber jets, two Su-35 jets and one Russian A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft.

On Saturday, Ukraine's air force then said it had downed a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber, just one day after Kyiv said it had taken out another Su-34 close to the Russian-controlled southern city of Mariupol.

Although difficult to pin down a precise figure for any Russian aircraft, a single A-50 radar detection plane is worth a ballpark figure of $300 million. Each Su-34 is thought to come with a price tag between approximately $36 and $50 million, and an Su-35 costs in the region of $40 million, according to Newsweek.

PUBLISHED: 06/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News