Ukraine says it shot down four Russian attack helicopters in less than 20 minutes
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The Ukrainian military has had a 'productive morning' in their fight against Russia by shooting down four enemy attack helicopters in quick succession.
According to the Daily Mail, Kyiv's Ministry of Defence and Air Force has posted on Telegram boasting of their war achievement.
"From 8:40 a.m. to 8.58 On October 12, in the south of Ukraine, anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force destroyed at least four enemy attack helicopters (probably Ka-52), which were providing fire support to the ground occupation troops in the southern direction," the Air Force reportedly said on Telegram.
Blasting four Russian attack helicopters within 18 minutes is no small feat and one that Ukraine will likely be celebrating as a massive win.
Productive morning, Ukrainian style.— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) October 12, 2022
Today, in just 18 minutes, service members of #UAarmy shot down 4 russian helicopters that were spoiling beautiful autumn skies in the south of Ukraine.
No place for Alligators here.
The local climate is hostile towards them. pic.twitter.com/KjT9U3GnPN
The Air Force added: "According to preliminary data, one helicopter fell on the territory freed from militants, the rest - behind the [Russian] front line.
"Combat work was carried out on two more helicopters, so there is a high probability that the number of confirmed downed helicopters will increase!
"Glory to Ukraine! Death to the racist occupiers!"
An additional post on Twitter saw Ukraine's Defence Ministry troll Russian forces as they continue to try and win the war.
The Ministry wrote: "No place for Alligators here. The local climate is hostile towards them."
Russia has lost close to 240 helicopters since it kicked off its war with Ukraine in late February this year, according to a tally from the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
While that might be a humungous loss, it's a drop in the ocean when you add it to the already massive pile for the Russian army.
Ukraine's General Staff of the Armed Forces claims Russia has lost 63,380 personnel, 2,505 tanks, 5,181 armoured combat vehicles, 1,507 artillery units and 355 multiple launch rocket systems.
The Kremlin has also seen 182 air defence systems, 268 warplanes, 1,129 drones, 315 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,927 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 136 units of special equipment wiped out.
Ukraine's military arsenal has recently been aided by foreign countries amid its battle against Russia.
9News reports Germany has delivered four IRIS-T air defence systems and the Netherlands government will soon give US$14.5 million worth of air defence missiles.
France and the United states are also set to gift Ukraine anti-aircraft systems and missiles over the next few weeks.