Moment Ukrainian Drone Drops Bombs On Russian Soldiers

This is the moment a Ukrainian drone drops bombs on Russian soldiers.

The images begin by showing what appears to be a Russian dugout, with at least two Russian soldiers clearly visible.

The first bomb explodes right behind one of the Russian soldiers, who jumps into the dugout, apparently injured. The second soldier appears to be thrown to the ground before he gets up and takes off at speed.

A third soldier can then be seen moving inside the dugout. The first soldier, who can be seen apparently injured, begins to make his way out of the dugout, which is when the drone drops a second bomb.

The soldier turns around while trying to leave the dugout and then begins to make his way back inside, which is when the second bomb explodes right in front of him as the footage ends.

The images were obtained from the 40th Artillery Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, also known as the 40th Artillery Brigade Named after Grand Duke Vytautas, on Sunday, 16th October, along with a statement confirming that the attack had been carried out by a drone.

The images and statement were also relayed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 236th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 17th October, Russia had lost about 65,320 personnel, 2,537 tanks, 5,205 armoured combat vehicles, 1,599 artillery units, 366 multiple launch rocket systems, 187 air defence systems, 268 warplanes, 242 helicopters, 1,241 drones, 316 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 3,969 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 144 units of special equipment.

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has said that there is a “very severe” situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, with significant fighting taking place near the town of Bakhmut.

The Ukrainian military has said that Russian missile strikes had hit over 30 towns across Ukraine in the past day alone.

The Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom has said that Russia is “probably incapable of producing advanced munitions at the rate they are being expended”.

The UK MoD added that missile strikes as seen on 10th October, when Russia fired over 80 missiles, represent a “further degradation of Russia’s long-range missile stocks, which is likely to constrain their ability to strike the volume of targets they desire in future.”

European Union foreign ministers are set to discuss whether Iran has agreed to provide Russia with missiles and attack drones to be used in Ukraine, at a meeting in Luxembourg today, Monday.

The United States and its allies believe that Iran is supplying Russia but the Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said in a statement “that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not and will not provide any weapon to be used in the war in Ukraine”.

The Ministry of Defence of Belarus has said that nearly 9,000 Russian soldiers will be stationed in the country to protect its borders.

Arup Banerji, the World bank’s regional director for eastern Europe, has said that poverty in Ukraine has increased by a factor of 10 since the beginning of the war.