This video filmed from the sky shows a Russian soldier dropping his pants to take a poo before Ukrainian weapons rain down on his unit’s positions.
Newsflash obtained the footage, filmed over open land, from Azov Dnipro yesterday evening (Thursday, 21st April).
Azov said (in Ukrainian): “Dnieper Air Intelligence Unit Azov, successfully adjusted the artillery with the help of a drone.
“The result: orc equipment is destroyed and burned.”
The Azov Regiment is a unit of the National Guard of Ukraine, the Ukrainian national gendarmerie and internal military force.
Dnipro is located in east-central Ukraine. It remains under Ukrainian control but lies not far from the front line, which stretches from north of Kharkiv, in the north-east, around to Kherson, in the south.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” the country. The invasion is now in its 58th day.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) reported earlier today that around 21,200 Russian troops had been killed over the course of the invasion thus far.
The AFU also said that the Russian Armed Forces had lost 838 tanks, 2,162 armoured fighting vehicles, 397 artillery systems, 138 multiple launch rocket systems, 69 anti-aircraft systems, 176 warplanes, 153 helicopters, 1,523 vehicles, eight vessels, 76 fuel tankers, 172 unmanned aerial vehicles, 27 units of special equipment and four mobile short-range ballistic missile systems.
The updates come after Russian troops occupied 40 villages in eastern Ukraine yesterday, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warning that these and other gains would only be temporary.
Damage sustained to buildings and infrastructure in Ukraine over the course of the invasion so far has reached an estimated USD 60 billion (GBP 47 billion), says the World Bank.
Meanwhile, the United Nations is investigating over 300 alleged unlawful killings in the besieged country.
And Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his forces not to storm the Azovstal steel plant in devastated Mariupol, where a rump of Ukrainian fighters are still holding out.
Instead, Putin has instructed the troops to seal the plant so that not even a “fly” can escape. He is claiming that Russia now has control of the south-eastern port city.