Ukrainian Drone Drops Bombs On Russian Tank And Soldiers In Luhansk

These images show a Ukrainian drone dropping bombs on a Russian tank and soldiers in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine.

The footage begins by showing a Ukrainian drone dropping a bomb on some trees where some Russian soldiers are hiding, reportedly killing one of them.

The images then show a drone dropping a second bomb on at least two Russian soldiers on a dirt track.

The footage ends by showing a Russian tank reversing onto a dirt track as it is hit by a third Ukrainian drone bomb.

The images were obtained from the 5th Slobojan Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine on Wednesday, 30th November, along with a statement saying: “Drone attack. Fighters of the 5th Slobozhan Brigade of the NSU [National Guard of Ukraine] showed how they destroy the occupying infantry.

Bomb falls on Russian tank in Luhansk region, Ukraine. The footage was obtained from the 5th Slobojan brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (@5brigadeNGU/Newsflash)

“The aerial scouts of the National Guard of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine jointly discovered and destroyed several ambushes of the occupiers in the Luhansk region.

“Ukrainian defenders eliminated at least one occupier, three received injuries of varying degrees of severity. Armoured vehicles and ammunition on the tank were also disabled.

“Guardsmen struck the enemy using a UAV that dropped specially upgraded ammunition.

“The enemy will be defeated”

The images were also relayed by 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 281st day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 2nd December, Russia had lost about 90,090 personnel, 2,916 tanks, 5,883 armoured combat vehicles, 1,905 artillery units, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 210 air defence systems, 280 warplanes, 262 helicopters, 1,564 drones, 531 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 4,464 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 163 units of special equipment.

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

Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has said that Ukraine has lost between 10,000 and 13,000 soldiers so far against Russia.

US President Joe Biden has said he would be willing to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin – in consultation with NATO allies – if the latter would be willing to end the war.

President Biden, speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, said: “I’m prepared to speak with Mr Putin if in fact there is an interest in him deciding he’s looking for a way to end the war. He hasn’t done that yet.”

President Macron said that he would continue to talk to President Putin “try to prevent escalation and to get some very concrete results”.

Bomb explodes near Russian soldiers in Luhansk region, Ukraine. The footage was obtained from the 5th Slobojan brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (@5brigadeNGU/Newsflash)

Both the US and French presidents pledged to hold Russia accountable for its “widely documented atrocities and war crimes” in Ukraine.

President Biden pledged to continue supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression, which he said had been “incredibly brutal”.

The American and French leaders said in a joint statement: “Intentionally targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure constitutes war crimes whose perpetrators must be held accountable.”

Russia has hit the recently recaptured southern Ukrainian city of Kherson with missiles, causing disruptions to the city’s power supply just as electricity had begun to be restored some three weeks after Russian troops retreated from the city.

Vitaliy Klitschko, the Mayor of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, has told residents to stock up on food, water and warm clothes in case Russia causes a total blackout in the city.

Members of the European Union have agreed to place a USD 60 price cap per barrel on Russian seaborne oil.

An embargo on Russian crude is set to be enforced as of Monday, with the price cap understood to apply to oil exported by Russia to various ports around the world.

Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary-General of NATO, has said it was too early to reach a verdict on discussions between Germany and Poland regarding supplying Ukraine with Patriot air defence systems.

Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Stoltenberg said: “We all agree on the urgent need to help Ukraine, including with air defence systems.”