Russia claims to have hit Ukrainian jet and helicopters


Russia says it’s shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet and destroyed three Mi-8 helicopters in the Kharkiv region.

In its latest update, the defence ministry claimed a range of successes as its air force targeted multiple Ukrainian military facilities overnight.

The BBC is unable to independently verify the claims. The Ukrainian side has not yet responded.

Earlier, the UK has said that Russia has failed to make any major gains of territory over the past 24 hours, despite increased activity by its forces. It said Russia was still yet to take control of either air or sea.