Footage of a crashed MiG-29 with blue-yellow coloring
on its wings appeared on January 7.
A Polish-made Krab self-propelled howitzer was saved from a Russian Lancet kamikaze drone by a metal mesh.
5. Obviously, a Su-34, which wreck was
shown in the video on January 25 had
been lost quite some time before. The
Ukrainian forces lost several drones as
well. On January 6, the mercenaries from
the so-called Wagner group published
a video which shows how they, firing the
portable rocket launchers, hit an airplane,
probably a Ukrainian Su-25. The following
day, on January 7, the satellite images
were published showing the crashed
Ukrainian Mig-29. When and under which
circumstances the airplane was lost
remains unknown. On January 18, in the
morning, a tragedy took place in the town
of Brovary east of Kiev where an Airbus
H225 helicopter crashed. 14 people were
killed including the Ukrainian Secretary
of State, his deputy and the state
Even before the conflict the Ukrainian
Department of State bought 21 H225
helicopters (originally Eurocopter EC225
Super Puma). Deliveries started in 2018.
They were used by the Governmental
Rescue Service and the National Guard.
The aircraft that crashed belonged to
the rescue service and there were nine
passengers on board – besides the crew
members it was Secretary of State Denys
Monastyrskyi, his first deputy Yevhenii
Yenin, state commissioner Yuri Lubkovich
and other department officials. The
aircraft was enroute to Kharkiv. According
to the eye witnesses the helicopter flew
close to the ground but straight and there
were no indications that it was having
any problems. It flew three circles above
the town of Brovary east of Kiev and
then it suddenly started to descend, hit
a kindergarten, and crashed next to the
multi-family residential building. It was
dark and foggy at the time of a crash
which could have played a significant role
in the tragedy. The kindergarten building
was set on fire and had to be evacuated.
Besides nine people in the helicopter five
more people died on the ground, including
a child. 30 people were injured out of
which 12 were children.
Till the end of January four more Ukrainian
airplane losses were confirmed. On
January 22, the mercenaries from the
so-called Wagner group shot down
a Mi-8 helicopter near Bakhmut.
Its three-member crew was killed.
On January 27, Captain Danylo Murashko
was killed near Kramatorsk during the
combat flight. He flew Su-25 from 299
Brigade of Tactical Aviation. Another
Mi-8 was shot down on January 30 near
Novodarovka in Zaporozhiye region on
a mission to supply the ammunition. Its
three-member crew did not survive. On
the last day of January, a Mi-2 helicopter
crashed near Poltava it is far from the
front line. Therefore, it can be considered
a non-combat loss. Two-member crew
47 years old pilot Vladyslav Stankevych
and 46 years old commander Gennadii
Butenko, perished in the crash.
The wreckage of a Su-25SM with the fuselage number "Blue 15" and registration RF-95152, images of which were released on January 5.