Russian ‘blown up during live stream as he bragged about killing Ukrainians’
DRAMATIC footage shared online appears to show a Russian soldier being blown up during a live stream.
The young soldier can be seen filming himself walking through a warzone as he apparently bragged about killing Ukrainians.
The unverified clip that was shared by Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence, shows the man talking to the camera.
He appears to be saying: “The main task is done with an A+ mark. We have a total of three wounded.”
Moments later a massive explosion knocks him to the ground.
It is currently unknown whether the soldier survived the blast.
It comes as Russia’s top military commander was reportedly sent back to Russia after he was wounded- just days after he arrived to take charge of the war.
The Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov had been sent by Putin to take personal control of his push to grab territory in Donbas and eastern Ukraine.
Russian forces have suffered severe losses during Vladimir Putin’s bloody war with Ukraine claiming it has killed over 23,000 Russian soldiers since the start of the invasion.
Ukraine also claims it has destroyed more than 1,000 tanks, 2,400 armoured vehicles and 345 aircraft.
Earlier today another top commander was killed as Putin lost his ninth general since he started the war on February 24.
Major General Andrei Simonov head of the 2nd Combined Arms Army was reportedly killed near the city of Izyum in the northeastern region of Kharkiv.
Striking footage that emerged yesterday showed the moment two Russian tanks were obliterated in a drone strike, believed to be from Ukraine’s 503rd Naval Infantry Battalion.
Western officials have claimed one in four Russian units is no longer “combat effective” because of their devastating losses.
Ukrainian fighters have put up strong resistance after weeks of fighting which has led to humiliating losses for Moscow.
Putin’s failed invasion has so far seen dozens of Russian commanders killed as well as the sinking of flagship Moskva in the Black Sea after being hit by Ukrainian Neptune missiles.
Russian troops have been forced out of Kyiv and have now focused on Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region where fighting continues.
However, officials have warned that the Russian leader’s army chiefs have urged him to launch an all-out war on Ukraine as “payback”.
Military sources said he was planning to use his country’s Victory Day Parade in Red Square on May 9 to announce mass-mobilisation.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said he expected Putin to use his May 9 address to declare “war with the world’s Nazis”.
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