These images show Ukrainian tactical group drone operators dropping bombs on Russian soldiers as they hide in foxholes, with one soldier fleeing for his life and leaving his on-fire colleague to burn.
The footage, which appears to have been filmed from a drone, begins by showing a group of Russian soldiers walking near a railway line before the footage shows them in a forested area.
The images then show a drone dropping bombs on the Russian soldiers, one of whom appears to have been hit directly, but he gets out of his foxhole and runs away while holding his back.
The footage then shows other Russian soldiers being targeted by drone bombs, including two who can be seen in a foxhole that catches fire as the bomb explodes.
One of the two soldiers can be seen running away leaving his injured comrade on fire as the footage ends.
The images were released by the Joint Tactical Group “Adam” of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on 1st December before being relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Tuesday, 6th December, along with a statement saying: “Operators of the combined tactical group ‘Adam’ at work.”
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 286th day of the war.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 6th December, Russia had lost about 92,200 personnel, 2,929 tanks, 5,905 armoured combat vehicles, 1,915 artillery units, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 211 air defence systems, 281 warplanes, 264 helicopters, 1,587 drones, 592 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 4,505 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.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that his country is switching to emergency shutdowns to stabilise the electricity grid after Russia launched a fresh wave of missiles at civilian infrastructure on Monday.
The Ukrainian General Staff has said that over 60 Russian missiles were shot down.
President Zelensky said that many regions were affected, with the local authorities warning that approximately half of the Kyiv region would be without power over the next few days.
At least four people were killed in the Russian strikes on Monday.
The Russian Ministry of Defence has claimed that Ukrainian drones attacked two airbases in Ryazan and Saratov in south-central Russia.
They said that three servicemen had been killed and four more had been wounded, with two aircraft left damaged.
Ukraine has not yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, which would be its deepest yet inside Russia’s borders since the beginning of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
The NGO Statewatch has said that Canadian-made parts have been found in Iranian-made Shahed 136 ‘kamikaze’ drones.
Statewatch also said that components from 30 American and European companies were also found to have been used in the drones.
Iran has been accused of supplying Russia with a large quantity of Shahed 136 drones.
Moscow has claimed that while the new Western-led price cap on Russian oil will destabilise the world’s energy markets, it would not affect its invasion of Ukraine.
Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Russia was preparing a response to the move by the G7 and allies.
John Kirby, the White House national security spokesperson, said that the oil price cap would not have any long-term impact on global oil prices.