He named the number of downed Russian fighters.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, Ukrainian air defense systems have shot down about 55 Russian fighters.
This was stated by the commander of the Air Force of the United States of America, writes CNN.
According to him, Russia never managed to establish air superiority over Ukraine. Despite being well aware of Ukraine’s air defenses, strikes in late February failed to destroy them.
Now Russian planes rarely fly into the territory of Ukraine, and instead the enemy fires long-range missiles.
“When they tried to bring their fighters and their planes into the Ukrainian kill zones, they were shot down. Approximately 55 Russian fighters were shot down by Ukraine’s integrated air and missile defense system,” Hecker said.
As UNIAN reported, in early September, Ukrainian servicemen destroyed four enemy drones and a Russian Ka-52 reconnaissance and attack helicopter in a day.
Earlier, Advisor to the Head of the President’s Office Mykhailo Podolyak spoke sharply about the need to provide Ukraine with modern air defense and missile defense systems.