This is the moment an unmanned Russian drone takes to the skies and apparently blows up a Ukrainian missile system from a height of around 10,000 feet before returning to base.
The video was shared on YouTube by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 13th March, where it has gone viral with 1.7 million views.
The Russian MoD said in a statement on 13th March: “The footage shows the destruction of a multiple-launch rocket system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“A multiple-launch rocket system was destroyed by an unmanned aerial vehicle [UAV] of the Russian Aerospace Forces from a height of over 3,000 metres [9,843 feet] with precision-guided munitions.
“UAVs in the special military operation are being used for reconnaissance, fire adjustment, as well as combat situations and the use of weapons against targets.”
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his negotiators are trying to organise a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin as ceasefire talks are set to continue this week.
On 24th February, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” Ukraine minutes before missiles rained on the sovereign European country.
Putin’s invasion has caused millions of people to flee the country, sparking Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II.
Meanwhile, a 40-mile-long Russian military convoy is currently closing in on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv after remaining stalled outside the city for multiple days.