Ukrainian forces reportedly shoot down a Russian combat aircraft near the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.
According to the military, Ukrainian Soldiers have shot down a Russian Su-25 light attack aircraft.
The footage shows a Russian aircraft crashing down to the ground in flames and one of the pilots was seen just after ejecting.
Russian defense chief Sergei Shoigu last week called Bakhmut an important defensive hub for Ukrainian forces and said capturing it would allow Russian troops to push “deep into Ukraine’s defensive lines.”
If Russian fighters do capture Bakhmut, it would be a rare battlefield gain after months of setbacks and it might allow them to cut Ukraine’s supply lines and press toward other Ukrainian strongholds in the Donetsk region.