On 28 February 2022, footage emerged reportedly showing Su-34s overflying the Kharkiv region of Ukraine.
On 1 March 2022, one Su-34, tail number Red-31
with registration number RF-81251 was shot down near Kyiv.
belonging to the 3rd Combat Regiment of the Russian Air Force.
On 5 March another Su-34, tail number Red 24
, registration number RF-81879
was shot down by Ukrainian forces near Chernihiv
at 11:30. Both pilots ejected. Ukrainian forces captured the pilot; the co-pilot died.
Another one was lost the same day near Vyhovtsi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast
. One of the pilots died.
On 6 March, a Su-34
was shot down by Ukrainian air defenses near Kharkiv
, one of the pilots was captured.
The wreck of the aircraft showed the registration number RF-95070
On 14 March, images of the remains of Russian jet fighter are reported near Chernihiv, later the craft was identified as the remains of a Su-34
Red 35 of registration number RF-95010
On 25 April a Russian Su-34 was recorded in video in a flat spin and crashing into the ground in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Both pilots ejected successfully.
The next day another Su-34
bomber, registration number RF-95858
- Red 43, was shot down by Ukrainian forces near Zaporizhzhia.
On 18 July, a Su-34 was downed near Alchevsk in Luhansk region. Ukrainian media claimed it has been shot down by Russian air defense.
The Dutch Aviation Society identified the aircraft as a Su-34M, a modernized variant which was only delivered to the Russian Air Force less than a month ago.