WAR IN UKRAINE: Russian Fighter Jets Carry Out Strikes On Ukrainian Targets

These images purport to show Russian fighter jets carrying out combat operations on Ukrainian targets.

The images were obtained from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) earlier today (Monday, 6th June), with the MoD saying that the images show the “combat work of the crews of Su-34” fighter jets.

The footage shows an Su-34 preparing for takeoff before taking to the skies. It can be seen lifting off from a runway at an undisclosed location as its wheels retract.

Combat work of the Su-34 on the infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in June 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

Other images appear to show other Su-34 fighter jets taking off before the footage cuts to scenes of countryside. At least one of the fighters appears to launch a missile, with the aircraft’s targeting system showing ordnance being fired at unknown targets.

The footage then shows the fighters coming in to land, presumably at the same airbase from which they took off, before the footage ends.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 103rd day of the war.

Combat work of the Su-34 on the infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in June 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

From 24th February to 6th June, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 31,250 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,386 tanks, 3,400 armoured fighting vehicles, 690 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 211 warplanes, 176 helicopters, 2,395 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 551 unmanned aerial vehicles, 53 units of special equipment, and 125 cruise missiles.

The United Kingdom has announced that it is sending its first long-range missiles to Ukraine.

Combat work of the Su-34 on the infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in June 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.

Russian missiles struck Kyiv on Sunday in the first assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.

Ukraine is claiming that it has retaken half of the key eastern city of Sievierodonetsk, where fighting has been focused recently.

Combat work of the Su-34 on the infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in June 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

And the Ukrainian Armed Forces said earlier today that Russian forces are continuing their push towards the city of Sloviansk, near Sievierodonetsk.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces are “holding out” as Russian invaders attempt to seize the city of Sievierodonetsk in Luhansk region.

Serhiy Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, said: “The Russians are storming Sievierodonetsk… Street fights are ongoing there. However, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are holding the defence. The head of state, who visited our advanced positions in the Luhansk region at night, was convinced of this.”

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