Watch: loitering-kamikaze drone flew into Russian T-72 tank
KYIV, ($1=29.56 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Ukrainian special forces have shown how a kamikaze drone strikes manpower and a tank of Russia’s armed forces. The video of the drone’s work was published by the Command of the Special Operations Forces [SOF] of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This video is released to the public for the first time.
Using the latest weapons, two tank crews of the tank were destroyed. According to Ukrainian soldiers, the Russians were quietly drinking alcohol at one of the positions sitting on the armor of their T-72 tank.
“A modern kamikaze drone, equipped with a powerful explosive, flew straight into the tank, causing irreparable damage to the enemy. The whole process of destroying the enemy was filmed by a camera located on a killer drone,” said the SOF.
The Ukrainian military noted that this video was released to the public for the first time, but noted that the combat use of kamikaze UAVs had become common practice for Ukraine’s SSO during the war. SOF stressed that this is a good example of how the help of foreign partners together with the training and professionalism of Ukrainian soldiers give positive results on the front.
However, the SOF did not specify which kamikaze drone struck the enemy tank and the enemy’s manpower. In early May, it became known that the Ukrainian armed forces began to use barracks ammunition handed over to the United States against Russian troops. Ukrainians used new weapons in the Kharkiv region.
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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