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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Watch Russia's Ka-52 Helicopters Launch Missiles at Ukrainian Control Center

The Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter was designed to perform reconnaissance, target designation and anti-tank warfare tasks. The helicopter is equipped with advanced avionics and weapons systems, including a range of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has released footage of a Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopter destroying a Ukrainian control center and armored vehicles.
Ukraine launched its counteroffensive against Russia on June 4 after several postponements while Kiev asked its Western donors to increase military and financial aid.
Three months later, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that the Ukrainian counteroffensive had failed and that Ukraine had lost 71,500 men in the attack. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu added that Ukraine had not achieved any of the goals of its counteroffensive in any direction.