Anti-aircraft gunner told how at the beginning of the war they defended the sky over Kyiv – UNIAN

At the beginning of a large-scale invasion, Russian aircraft heavily attacked Ukrainian cities.

Downed Russian plane / photo of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The most difficult month during the full-scale war with Russia was February, when Russian aviation and ground forces attacked heavily Kyiv.

He spoke about this in an interview TSN Anti-aircraft gunner of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant Colonel Denis Smazhny.

According to him, the first month of the war was one continuous duty with constant attacks from the enemy.

“There were no pauses – the attack on Kyiv ended – it began in the Izyum direction, the Izyum direction ended – the attack on Odessa begins. And this is all in a circle,” the fighter says.

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He also spoke about the successful operation of the Air Force in the defense of the Ukrainian capital.

“Kyiv. A massive attack was both on the ground and in the sky. In 11 minutes, 7 aircraft were shot down, almost the entire squadron lay down! It seems that this was an attack of last hope. They came close to the affected area, we “clapped” them. We destroyed a lot then, and after that the air attacks on Kyiv stopped,” Smazhny recalls.

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