Rare shot: UAV flew in through the open rear doors of a Russian BMP

KYIV ($1=36.98 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — New video footage of the war in Ukraine has appeared on the web. This time, the camera mounted on a kamikaze drone captured more than interesting, downright unique footage.

Rare shot: UAV flew in through the open rear doors of a Russian BMP
Video screenshot

The video recorded the last seconds of a Russian BMP. What is interesting in this case is that the kamikaze drone is chasing the BMP at a very low height – at half the height of the combat vehicle. The BMP’s two rear hatches are wide open, and Russian soldiers are riding on the BMP’s turret. The video even recorded, in the last second or two, one of the Russian soldiers turning around and quickly firing a shot from his AK assault rifle. The drone zooms toward the two open hatches, then the recording cuts out due to the kamikaze detonating.

The enemy advances

The video is part of a longer [1:51 min] video posted on Facebook. The video was published on the 27th of December and is about what happened in the last 72 hours. A Facebook post sharing the video said “the enemy is advancing with mechanized units, sometimes in multiple directions, delivering massive artillery fire.” These are the words of Commander Dmytro, who, according to the Facebook post, is the commander of the special unit of the Northern division of the National Guard “Omega.”

According to the information from the Facebook post, this Ukrainian combat unit managed to destroy seven Russian combat armored vehicles in a week. It does an average of one a day. “The enemy is trying to enter Avdiivka from the flank, but our military, with fantastic efforts, managed to hold this strategic companion on the approaches to Donetsk,” the publication also said.

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.

Ukraine will use Soviet SAM system that has downed the F-117
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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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