This comes after the Ukrainian defence ministry announced it had shut down five helicopters, destroyed dozens of tanks.
Kyiv’s military is far inferior to its Russian counterpart with an air defense system and air force dating back to the Soviet era and NATO and the US have made it clear that no troops will be sent and left the Ukrainian military to hold off the assault alone.
By Thursday afternoon, battles were ongoing in Kyiv, along the northern border with Belarus, in Luhansk and Donetsk in the east and around Kherson, the Dneiper River, and the port cities of Odessa and Mariupol in the south. At least 15 Russian T-72 tanks were destroyed or damaged by the Ukrainian forces using the Javelin PTRK, an American anti-tank missile, near Glukhov in the country’s east late Thursday afternoon.
Ukrainian forces have also shot out of the air at least four Russian KA-52 Alligator attack helicopters during a battle for Gostomel air base.
So far, Kyiv’s forces have managed to inflict heavy losses on Putin’s troops.
On Friday morning, Ukrainian troops paraded soldiers of the break away Luhansk region supported by Russian troops .
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