DEATH BY DRONE: Ukrainian UAV Reveals Hiding Places Of Russian Vehicles Before Strikes Wipe Them Out

This footage filmed by a Ukrainian drone reveals Russian vehicles hiding among trees before they are picked off one by one in fiery precision strikes.

Newsflash obtained the footage from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) earlier today (Tuesday, 19th April).

The AFU said: “UAV operators + gunners = death to the Russian occupiers.” They did not specify when or where in Ukraine the strikes took place.

Ukrainian UAV operators detected Russian military positions and destroyed tham by artillery in April 2022. (General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Newsflash)

The AFU said earlier today that since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, estimated enemy combat losses have reached 20, 800 personnel.

They also reported that Russia has lost 802 tanks, 2,063 armoured personnel carriers, 386 artillery systems, 132 multiple launch rocket systems, 67 anti-aircraft systems, 169 warplanes, 150 helicopters, 1,495 vehicles, eight vessels, 76 fuel tankers, 158 tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, 27 units of special equipment and four mobile short-range ballistic missile systems over the course of the invasion so far.

The footage comes as Russian forces attack enemy positions along the length of the 300-mile front line in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

Ukrainian UAV operators detected Russian military positions and destroyed tham by artillery in April 2022. (General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Newsflash)

The Kremlin is claiming that its forces struck over 1,000 Ukrainian targets overnight.

And Ukrainian officials say that Russian troops have seized control of the small city of Kreminna, in the Luhansk region.

The Donbas is Ukraine’s former coal- and steel-producing region and is home to many Russian speakers.

Ukrainian UAV operators detected Russian military positions and destroyed tham by artillery in April 2022. (General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Newsflash)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine of carrying out genocide in the region. US officials have labelled this claim as propaganda.

Parts of the Donbas region were seized by pro-Russian separatists in 2014 and now call themselves the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics.

Although the focus of the invasion is now firmly on eastern Ukraine, Russian forces have continued to strike several locations throughout the rest of the country in recent days.

Ukrainian UAV operators detected Russian military positions and destroyed tham by artillery in April 2022. (General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Newsflash)

Fighters backed by Russia are also attempting to storm an industrial complex in Mariupol, where Ukrainian troops and civilians are sheltering, according to reports.

At least 95 per cent of Mariupol has been destroyed during the siege of the south-eastern city – largely by Russian bombardments – report Ukrainian officials.

Military analysts say Ukrainian troops are launching a number of successful counter-attacks to the south of Kharkiv.

Ukrainian UAV operators detected Russian military positions and destroyed tham by artillery in April 2022. (General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Newsflash)

Kharkiv is the second-largest city in Ukraine and is located in the north-east of the country.

Ukrainian officials remain defiant, saying they can repel Russia’s latest offensive.

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