Ukrainian TB2 struck Russian Mi-8 just as troops are disembarking
KYIV, ($1=30.25 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Ukraine’s Bayraktar TB2 continues to inflict serious damage on Russia’s armed forces. A video taken by a drone showing a Russian helicopter landing appeared on social media. The source claims that this is a military Russian Mil Mi-8 medium twin-turbine helicopter.
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Ukraine’s Bayraktr TB2 is waiting, aiming, and as troops descend from the helicopter, a powerful explosion ensues, most likely caused by a bomb or a rocket fired. There is no official information on whether any were killed or injured. BulgarianMilitary.com reminds us that Bayraktar TB2 drones can carry MAM-C and MAM-L guided bombs, 70 mm CIRIT missiles with laser targeting, Tubitak-Sidge directed bombs, as well as Tubitak-Sage GPS / INS, guided 81 mm mortars.
It is possible that more than one Bayraktar TB2 drone was involved in the attack on the Russian helicopter, as the moment of the bomb attack was shot from two different angles. Sources say the attack took place late last night on May 7 on Snake Island.
BulgarianMilitary.com reminded us that in recent days the Russian-occupied Snake Island is under serious air attacks and bombing after it became clear that two Ukrainian Su-27s recently launched high-speed high-drag bombs on Russian facilities on the island. Also, for several days, Ukrainian drones have been damaging Russia’s island’s anti-aircraft missile system after attacking a ZU-23-2 23 × 152mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon, a TOR medium-altitude, a short-range surface-to-air missile, and one SA-13 Arrow-10 highly mobile, short-range surface-to-air missile system.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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