Ukraine Destroyed 9 Russian Combat Planes, Zelenskiy Says

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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Ukraine Destroyed 9 Russian Combat Planes, Zelenskiy Says” – below is their description.

Russia lost nine combat planes in Crimea “in just one day,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, the first official indication that a blast at an airbase on the Black Sea peninsula was a deliberate attack. Another plane was lost in the Zaporizhzhia region, he said.

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