JUST DROPPING IN: Ukrainian Bomb Drone Blitzes Russian Tank

Ukrainian forces have released footage of a bomber drone destroying a Russian tank in a graphic example of the firepower of unmanned air attacks.

Newsflash obtained the footage from the 59th Motorized Brigade – part of the Ukrainian Ground Forces – on 12th April, with the message: “The day was not in vain…”

In the video, the drone drops three bombs on a Russian armoured vehicle. The Ukrainian forces did not specify which UAV was used to destroy the enemy tank.

59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroying the occupiers’ equipment in April 2022. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Newsflash)

One seems to miss the armoured vehicle, but the other two score direct hits.

The Ukrainian military also said they pushed back the enemy’s lines during clashes in east-central Dnipropetrovsk Oblast and regained control of 15 settlements.

Defending forces also launched a counter-offensive in occupied Novoaidar and Luhansk, destroying more than 50 tonnes of ammunition and 40 units of Russian equipment.

59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroying the occupiers’ equipment in April 2022. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Newsflash)

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 49th day of the invasion.

From 24th February to 13th April, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at about 19,800 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 739 tanks, 1,964 armoured fighting vehicles, 358 artillery systems, 115 multiple launch rocket systems, 64 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 158 aircraft, 143 helicopters, 1,429 motor vehicles, seven boats/cutters, 76 fuel tankers, 132 unmanned aerial vehicles, 25 special equipment units and four mobile SRBM systems.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has called his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a “dictator” and has accused him of “genocide” in Ukraine.

59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroying the occupiers’ equipment in April 2022. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Newsflash)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has praised his American counterpart’s comments as the “true words of a true leader”.

Putin himself has said that peace talks with the enemy have reached a “dead-end” and has accused Kyiv of issuing “fake” claims of war crimes.

The presidents of Poland, Latvia and Estonia are en route to the Ukrainian capital to meet Zelenskyy.

However, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been told he is “not wanted” due to recent “close ties” to Russia.

59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroying the occupiers’ equipment in April 2022. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Newsflash)

The mayor of Mariupol says around 21,000 civilians have been killed and 100,000 are still awaiting evacuation from the besieged port city, in south-eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine and Russia are now concentrating their forces in the Donbas region, in eastern Ukraine, after Moscow withdrew troops from north of Kyiv.

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