These images show Russian soldiers running for their lives as a Ukrainian drone hunts them down and drops bombs on them near Bakhmut.
The footage, shot from the drone, shows the drone dropping a first bomb on a group of Russian soldiers, with them then fleeing and rushing into a dugout to hide.
They can be seen scrambling in through a small entrance before the drone then drops a second bomb right into it.
It explodes, causing smoke to rise out of the hole as the footage ends.
The images were obtained from the 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Konstantin Ostrozky Ukrainian Armed Forces on Wednesday, 30th November, along with a statement saying: “The occupiers cannot hide!
“Near Bakhmut, the operator of a 30th Separate Mechanized Brigade drone found an enemy stronghold and started dropping grenades.
“Frightened Russians rushed into the dugout, hoping that they would not be caught there. But when they all gathered in a heap, another grenade flew right into the target!”
The images and statement were also relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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