Ninety percent of Ukrainian military airfields, where the main part of military aviation was based, have been put out of action.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense spokesperson, Major General Igor Konashenkov, “There are practically no trained Ukrainian pilots of the first and second class. Today, only single attempts to sorties by combat aircraft of the Ukrainian air forces are recorded.”
Russian aerospace forces on the ground and in the air destroyed 89 combat aircraft and 57 helicopters, Konashenkov added. According to him, part of the Ukrainian aircraft flew to Romania and does not participate in the battles.
In addition, the RF Armed Forces destroyed more than 90% of the long-range and medium-range anti-aircraft missile systems in service.
“The leadership of the Ukrainian armed forces is trying to make up for the lack of information about the air situation by obtaining data at the air force command post in Vinnitsa from E-3A aircraft that are part of NATO’s AWACS system,” the spokesperson said.