- Sputnik International, 1920, 25.02.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.

Watch Russian Buk-M1 Missile System Shoot Down Long-Hunted Ukrainian Helicopter

Russia’s Buk-M1 (NATO reporting name: Gadfly) is a highly mobile, medium-to-long-range surface-to-air missile system. It was developed to defend against various aerial threats, including aircraft, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The Russian Defense Ministry has released footage showing a Russian Buk-M1 missile system shooting down a Ukrainian attack helicopter.
A Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system of Battlegroup Yug shot down a Ukrainian attack helicopter in the area of Artemovsk (Bakhmut), the division commander of the anti-aircraft system said.
According to the commander, the target was destroyed about 7-8 kilometers from the contact line. The hunt for the target had been underway for some time, and the Ukrainian Armed Forces helicopter was ambushed.
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