The remains of the plane, “landed” by the anti-aircraft forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, fell in the village of Vesela Dolina. It is located in the Bakhmut region where fierce battles are taking place.
The footage shows how the downed plane burns next to a half-destroyed two-story building.
“A Russian plane shot down by Ukrainian air defense near Bakhmut on January 5 went down in the village of Vesela Dolina in the Donetsk region,” Stratcom said in a statement.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed today that in the last 24 hours the Ukrainian troops have destroyed airplane and helicopter occupants. The loss of manpower of the Russian Federation amounted to 530 dead.
The Bakhmut direction remains the bloodiest, the cruelest and the heaviestthis is “the key point in resolving this war,” said the spokesman of the Eastern Grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergei Cherevaty in early December 2022. According to him, Ukrainians conduct defense in the Bakhmut area in very difficult conditionsbut they are in control of the situation.
Intense fighting in the Bakhmut area ongoing since June, but the front line was held mainly in open areas around the eastern approaches to the city, British intelligence noted on 22 December. On January 3, 2023, British intelligence reported this the frequency of Russian attacks near Bakhmut has significantly decreased.
According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, on January 3, heavy fighting is going on straddling Svatovo – Kremennaya, as well as in the direction of Lisichansk, Luhansk region. The most difficult situation remains in the Soledar – Bakhmut – Maiorsk section of the Donetsk region.