The columnist named the reason why the Russians again began to use their helicopters more actively in the war zone.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine “landed” two Russian Ka-52 helicopters in the morning of August 17 / photo of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The situation at the front in Ukraine is so depressing that the Russian troops are returning to the long-tested “rake” – the use of Ka-52 attack helicopters as a replacement for scarce artillery.
Such an opinion expressed military and political observer Oleksandr Kovalenko, commenting on the downing of two helicopters in the morning of August 17: “One was destroyed in the Bakhmut area, the other is burning in the Robotino area. And this crash of roosters speaks volumes.”
“Now the Ka-52 has again been used as a replacement for scarce artillery… In June, when our offensive began, the Russians tried to stop it by concentrating the maximum fire potential, and then 10 birds flew into their “eternal throat”. Having suffered long-term machine losses production cycle of $150 million, this idea was abandoned, the expert noted. But, apparently, the situation at the front is so depressing that the Russian occupying forces are returning to long-tested rakes.”
According to Kovalenko, the Ka-52 is armed with good anti-tank missiles “Vykhor”, capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 10 km during the day, and up to 6 km at night.
Russia’s losses in Ukraine – data from the General Staff of the Armed Forces
As UNIAN wrote, Russia’s total combat losses in Ukraine from February 24, 2022 are approximately 256,050 personnel. Over the past day, the Armed Forces destroyed another 480 Russian invaders.
In addition, the Russian Federation lost on the battlefield no less than: 5169 artillery systems, 4329 tanks, 486 air defense systems, 315 airplanes and 314 helicopters.
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