Russia's Su-25 Jets Destroy Masked Targets: Video
Russia's special military operation was launched on February 24, 2022, to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine as well as to "protect people who have been subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years," as Russian President Vladimir Putin put it.
The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of Su-25 fighters destroying positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
In the footage, one of the Su-25s is seen taking off and then launching a missile strike on the Ukrainian army's camouflaged, fortified field positions in the Donetsk region.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD), the missile strikes were carried out in pairs from low altitudes. The MoD added that after the strikes were launched, the Su-25 crews performed a maneuver, released heat traps and returned to their airfield.
The Su-25 is a Russian subsonic jet designed to provide close air support to ground forces. NATO military specialists often refer to it as the Frogfoot.