A Ukrainian Su-24 from the 7 Brigade of the Tactical AF,
shot down on March 1 near Bakhmut. Lt. Col. Viktor Volynets
and Lt. Igor Slomenikov were killed.
Deputy commander of the 831 Brigade of the Tactical AF, Major Denyc Kyrylyuk, was
shot down on March 28 while flying Su-27 „blue 30“. He was probably hit from large
distance by a R-37 missile launched from the Russian Su-35.
The confirmed Russian losses during the
reporting period are higher than Ukrainian
ones – at least four aircraft destroyed and
two helicopters. On March 1, the images were
published from the crash site of a Russian Su-25
which was shot down at the unknown location
in Ukraine. It’s pilot successfully ejected a was
rescued by a Mi-8. On March 3, the friendly fire
destroyed the Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber
new the town on Yenakiev in Donetsk region.
It was hit by Nikopol’s AA rocket regiment.
Both crew members ejected however Major
Alexander Bondarev did not survive. Another
Russian Su-25 was shot down near Bakhmut
by the 93 Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian
armed forces. The aircraft crashed near the
village of Zaitsevo. A pilot, supposedly member
of the Wagner’s mercenary group ejected.
The fourth aircraft was lost under the unusual
circumstances. Su-27 fighter burnt at the
Uglovoye airport in Primorsk area in the Russian
far east. Normally such a loss would not have
been relevant to the war in Ukraine, however,
the attack was claimed by a partisan group and
a video of the burning aircraft was published
on March 10 by Liberty for Russia Legion.
Two destroyed helicopters were both Kamov
On March 15 a Su-25 was shot down near
Bakhmut. It was supposedly flown by
a Wagner’s mercenary. A deployed
parachute is visible in one of the pictures.
Ka-52 wreck found on March 6
Ka-52. Since the beginning of the invasion Russia
has lost at least 33 aircraft of this type. First, on
March 6 a video of a Ka-52 wreck near Vuhledar
was published. More details about this loss are
still unknown. Another one crashed on March
16 after it hit the high voltage lines. Both crew
members were killed. Some sources state this
took place near Orichiv in Zaporozhiye region,
others say it happened south-east of Donetsk.
The picture released by
the Russian Department
of Defense captures
Ka-52 in action. At least
33 helicopters of this type
were lost in Ukraine.