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Russian equipment losses underline hardy Ukrainian resistance

25th February 2022 - 16:33 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast

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Ukrainian troops undergo combat training. (Photo: Ukraine MoD)

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, it has been met with a level of resistance powerful enough to destroy a wide range of equipment from helicopters and fighter jets to armoured vehicles.

Under attack from Russian forces on three fronts and subjected to a heavy barrage of airstrikes and land-based fires in Europe’s largest security crisis since the Second World War, Ukraine has proven itself capable of meaningful resistance and inflicted equipment losses on invading forces that give credibility to prior forecasts suggesting a quick Russian victory would not transpire, despite the substantial asymmetric advantage held by Moscow.

One of the most widely shared social media videos that captured attention on 24 February was a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter grounded and visibly damaged after being shot down over Vyshhorod, later confirmed by the

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Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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