Russia Reduces Air Combat Missions in Ukraine: UK Defense Ministry

Ukrainian servicemen flie a drone during an operation against Russian positions at an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Dec. 4, 2022. Britian’s Defense Ministry said Monday that the number of missions conducted by Russian tactical combat aircraft over Ukraine “has reduced significantly” to probably “tens of missions per day, compared to a high of up to 300 per day.

In its intelligence update, posted on Twitter, the ministry said Russia has lost over 60 fixed-wing aircraft.

The decrease in missions, the ministry said, “is likely a result of continued high threat from Ukrainian air defenses, limitations on the flying […]

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