Putin’s 10 days of HELL as Ukraine downs $870m-worth of warplanes including $300m flying fortress & 10 fighter jets

Putin’s 10 days of HELL as Ukraine downs $870m-worth of warplanes including $300m flying fortress & 10 fighter jets

PUTIN has suffered 10 days of pure hell after Ukraine blitzed $870million-worth of Russian war planes.

Heroic Ukraine has dealt blow after blow by downing ten of Moscow’s fighter jets and even blasting a $300million spy plane out of the sky.

TelegramTwo Russian planes were shot down today as footage captured the moment that the wreckage of one fell from the sky[/caption]

East2WestBoth planes blitzed today were Su-34s costing $50million (£39million) each[/caption]

A chilling image shows one of two Su-34 fighter bombers shot down today erupting into a fireball, which together smashed through $100million (£79million) of Russia‘s military budget.

Costing $50million (£39million) each, the feared Su-34s are the Russian air force’s top strike planes and their destruction is a devastating setback for Putin.

They join another eight warplanes obliterated by Ukraine in the last 10 days following a quick succession of successful strikes.

Six of these were Russia’s beloved Su-34s and the other two were Sukhoi Su-35s with a combined value of $170million (£134million).

The supersonic Su-35s are air-superiority fighters designed to escort the guided-missile launching Su-34s and defend them from attackers.

The Su-35s blast through the air at blistering speeds of 2,400km/hr and have a 30mm cannon which can fire an incredible 1,800 rounds per minute.

Lately the Su-34s have flown close-air-support missions – streaking high and fast toward the front line and lobbing KAB precision glide-bombs from as far away as 25 miles.

And on February 24, Putin suffered yet another devastating blow when Ukraine claimed to have shot down a $300million (£236million) spy plane.

The Russian A-50 reconnaissance aircraft is a state-of-the-art flying fortress designed to detect air defences and co-ordinate targets for Russian jets.

The loss of the crucial asset brings the total cost of Ukraine’s spate of recent attacks to a staggering $870million (£686million).

Shocking footage appeared to show the Russian A-50 ‘Mainstay’ plane being blasted from the sky in a fireball.

Russia originally claimed it was friendly fire, but Ukraine has since claimed they hit the plane with a revamped S-200 Soviet-era missile.

The right wing was blown off the reconnaissance aircraft by the attack – sending it into a death spiral over the Sea of Azov.

Ten crew were reported to have been found dead at the crash site in Russia’s Krasnodar region.

It is the same region where the dictator’s official Black Sea residence and private £1billion palace are located.

And on February 17, dramatic footage captured another Russian jet – believed to be a Su-34 – being struck down and exploding into pieces.

The chilling video claimed to show Putin’s plane tumbling to the ground after being brutally taken out by a ferocious Ukrainian missile strike.

Ukrainian sources say the video shows the Su-34 crashing violently near the village of Dyakove in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

A large cloud of thick, black smoke is all that was seen after the blast.

It followed further claims by Kyiv on February 17 that Ukraine shot shot down another three Russian fighter aircraft – two Su-34s and one Su-35 – over the Donetsk region.

Yurii Ihnat a Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson said on February 20 that Russia had been sending less planes into the sky after its recent battering.

Kyiv’s military said today that Moscow has so far lost 340 aircraft since Russia launched its brutal invasion of Ukraine.

East2WestTwo Russian Su-35s were also downed recently[/caption]

AP:Associated PressAnd a Russian A-50 cost Putin $300million (£236million)[/caption]

A Russian jet, believed to be a Su-34, was blasted out the sky on February 18

A large cloud of thick, black smoke is all that can be seen after the chilling explosion

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