NewsDrone footage reveals deadly ambush on Russian unit in Ukraine

Drone footage reveals deadly ambush on Russian unit in Ukraine

Failed assault by Russian soldiers
Failed assault by Russian soldiers
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3:03 PM EDT, March 29, 2024

This attack culminated in a massacre of a Russian unit following their BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle's detonation after hitting a mine. The entire sequence of events was captured by a Ukrainian drone.

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The incident occurred on the front lines near Novomykhailivka, located to the southwest of Donetsk, and was defended by the 79th Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In the drone-captured footage, the Russian BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle is seen approaching a damaged tank. As it reaches the vicinity of the wreck, it unexpectedly triggers a mine and explodes. The survivors—it remains unclear if they were escaping the BMP-3 or had already taken cover behind the tank wreckage—then face artillery fire from Ukrainian forces.

Anticipating a shell strike imminently, they make a desperate attempt to flee across an open field. During their escape, they are targeted by Ukrainian shells, likely fired from an M2 Bradley infantry vehicle. In the aftermath, it is presumed that very few of the Russian assailants survived the encounter.

Skirmishes near Novomykhailivka

According to the latest frontline report from Ukraine by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Russian forces have made recent advances near Novomykhailivka. Geolocated recordings published on March 27 indicate that Putin's army units have moved forward in the central part of Novomykhailivka and the fields to the north of the settlement.

"Despite the deteriorating situation in Novomykhailivka, there is no indication of a retreat by Ukrainian Armed Forces units. The adversary is compensating for their shortages in manpower and equipment in the village by actively deploying kamikaze drones and cluster munitions, thereby significantly hindering the Russian military's offensive efforts," stated Rybar, a pro-Kremlin Russian war blogger.

Source: ISW/Rybar

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