CAM-ING TO GET YOU: Russian Jet Blitzes Camouflaged Ukrainian Unit

This is the moment a Russian fighter jet pilot carries out an airstrike on a camouflaged Ukrainian stronghold in the woods.

The attack was carried out by a Russian pilot in a Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft in an unspecified region in Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed that the pilot successfully destroyed the camouflaged Ukrainian combat position.

Air strike by the crew of the Su-24m aircraft of the Russian Army on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in May, 2022. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Newsflash)

The Russian military said on 3rd May: “Airstrike by the crew of a Su-24m aircraft on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”

The department added that “aerial bombs were used for high-explosive action, which made it possible to achieve the greatest efficiency”.

In the footage, the Su-24 fighter jet is seen flying over a wooded area while apparently dropping a number of bombs on unseen targets at low altitude.

Air strike by the crew of the Su-24m aircraft of the Russian Army on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in May, 2022. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Newsflash)

After a pause, several explosions take place and large plumes of smoke drift into the air.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 69th day of the campaign.

From 24th February to 3rd May, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 24,200 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Air strike by the crew of the Su-24m aircraft of the Russian Army on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in May, 2022. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Newsflash)

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,062 battle tanks, 2,567 combat armoured vehicles, 475 artillery systems, 162 MLR systems, 80 anti-aircraft systems, 194 warplanes, 155 helicopters, 1,843 vehicles, 10 vessels, 76 fuel tank trucks, 291 operational-tactical level UAVs, 38 units of special equipment, 84 cruise missiles, and four mobile SRBM systems.

Meanwhile, a host of international organisations have banned Russia from taking part in sporting and cultural events, such as this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, in response to the country’s invasion.

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