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Ukrainian Armed Forces downed Russian Su-25 aircraft in Donetsk Oblast capturing the pilot
18 June, 2022
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Russian Su-25 plane shot down by service members of the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Black Zaporozhians 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Black Zaporozhians / Telegram

In Donetsk Oblast, service members of the 72nd Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Black Zaporozhians shot down a Russian Su-25 aircraft with the help of the Igla portable surface-to-air missile system.

The Brigade reported that the aircraft pilot managed to eject and then was found by Ukrainian forces. The man is injured and received first aid treatment.

Situation in Donetsk Oblast

The Russian forces continue shelling along the entire front line and use mall arms, tanks, artillery, mortars, MLRS Tornado and Grad. Twelve regions' settlements are under fire: Avdiivka, New York, Zhelanne, Bakhmut, Netailove, Krasnohorivka, and others.

Eighteen private houses, three residential buildings, Avdiivka Coke Plant and other industrial enterprises, a gas station, house of culture, psychoneurological boarding school, school, and shop were damaged. One civilian was killed, and four were injured on June 18.