Zelenskyy says Russia has lost 200 aircraft in Ukraine, showing Putin's failure to dominate the skies

stlbeacon.org - 6/6/2022

Despite having a significantly larger air force than Ukraine (15 times larger by some accounts), the Russian military has failed to gain air superiority, and arguably maintains aerial parity. At best Russia has achieved local air superiority in the Donbas region. Gaining control of the skies has been seen as a crucial part of military doctrine since the Second World War, and it is something the United States and its allies had accomplished in the 1991 and 2003 invasions of Iraq.

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