Russians hiding in trench blasted by bomb dropped from Ukrainian drone
THIS is the dramatic moment Ukrainian defenders used a drone to blitz a trench where Russian soldiers were hiding.
Footage shows the bomb hurtling towards the ground as Vladimir Putin’s fighters attempt to scramble from their hideout.
Ukrainian soldiers from the 59th brigade of the Armed Forces pushing back against Russian troops in the Mykolaiv-Kherson direction used a light quadcopter type UAV drone to blast the enemy.
The clip shows the drone lining up above the target before the bomb is unleashed on the trench.
Two Russian soldiers can be seen trying to flee before the missile strikes the ground directly in front of one of them.
The impressive footage comes as more clips emerge of Russian soldiers and military kit being decimated by Ukraine in the battlefield.
In a similar attack video game-style footage showed the moment Ukrainian troops peppered the enemy with grenades dropped from drones.
One soldier fell to the ground while others fled when the surprise explosives dropped on an unsuspecting group of Russians.
Meanwhile, brave Ukrainian fighters caught the jaw-dropping moment they wiped out a Russian vehicle as they repelled Putin’s advance and a £4m tank was decimated in a matter of seconds by a stealthy missile, while the turret of a third was sent hurtling 250ft into the sky.
Mad Vlad’s forces lost 72 military vehicles and up to 1,000 men when they attempted to cross the river Donets in eastern Ukraine this week.
Two battalions are said to have been wiped out after the suicidal mission to rescue comrades and kit that got stranded on the wrong side of the Donets River in the first disastrous assault.
Hundreds of Russian vehicles and men were reportedly trapped after their attempt to cross the waterway on May 8 failed in spectacular fashion when their pontoon bridges were blown apart by Ukrainian artillery.
And the Russian military suffered another devastating blow on Friday when Ukraine reportedly struck and destroyed a naval vessel, which Moscow claims ‘mysteriously caught on fire’, just weeks after the Black Sea fleet flagship Moskva was sunk.
It caps off a humiliating week for Putin who was forced to scale down his Victory Day Parade by 35 per cent and cancel a long-awaited and menacing ‘Z’ shaped fly-by.
The ailing despot was expected to use the event to claim victory over Ukraine or issue a mass mobilisation – neither of which occurred.
And more than 80 days into the conflict, Putin is yet to achieve a single military objective he set out on invasion day on February 24.
It comes as Russia has threatened to nuke Britain with its Satan-2 hypersonic missile in 200 seconds and obliterate Finland in just ten.
The chilling warning has came from a senior politician and was made as the Nordic country has said it wants to join NATO in the wake of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Putin told the country’s president it was making a “mistake” by applying to join NATO when the two leaders spoke.
Aleksey Zhuravlyov, 59, deputy chairman of the Russian parliament’s defence committee, said in an interview it was “absolutely legitimate” for Russia to “question the existence” of Finland.
He was asked if Russia now needed to station its nuclear missiles including the Sarmat – known in the West as the Satan-2 – on the border with its neighbour.
“What for? We don’t need to,” he replied.
“We can hit with a Sarmat from Siberia, and even reach the UK. And if we strike from Kaliningrad the hypersonic’s reaching time is 200 seconds – so go ahead, guys.”
He said other types of missiles stationed on the Finnish border “will reach Finland in 20 seconds, or even 10 seconds”.