Russian Missiles Rain Down On Ukrainian Military Base Where Foreign Fighters Are Allegedly Training

These videos show Russian forces launching ballistic missiles into the clear, blue sky before they rain down on an alleged Ukrainian military base, where foreign fighters are said to be training and which erupts in balls of fire.

Newsflash obtained the footage from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation earlier today (Friday, 25th March), with the MoD saying: “‘I am proud that the Motherland has entrusted us with such a unique system.’

“Footage of the crews of the Iskander operational-tactical missile system during a strike with precision weapons at the training base for foreign mercenaries of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”

Preparation and launch of the Iskander OTRK by the Russian army in Ukraine. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

The MoD said that the first video shows the missiles being prepared and launched, saying: “Preparation and launch of the Iskander OTRK”.

And the second video allegedly shows the missiles raining down on and blowing up their apparently intended targets: “Destruction of the training camp of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and mercenaries.”

The Russian MoD did not specify where exactly in Ukraine the strikes were carried out.

Preparation and launch of the Iskander OTRK by the Russian army in Ukraine. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

The 9K720 Iskander is a mobile short range ballistic missile system produced and deployed by the Russian military.

The Kremlin has used the term “mercenaries” to refer to volunteers who have travelled from several countries to Ukraine to take up arms against the invading Russian forces.

Ukrainian defence officials claimed earlier this month that over 20,000 individuals from 52 nations had volunteered to join the Ukrainian Armed Forces in resisting the Russian invasion.

Preparation and launch of the Iskander OTRK by the Russian army in Ukraine. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

This is believed by many to be the most significant volunteer effort since the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov alarmed many when he said earlier this month that any foreign volunteer captured by Russian forces in Ukraine would not be accorded prisoner-of-war status. This is believed to contravene international humanitarian law.

In a foreboding warning, he was quoted as saying that “at best, they can expect to be prosecuted as criminals”.

The launch of the Iskander OTRK by the Russian army in Ukraine. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

The Kremlin, meanwhile, has been accused of sending Syrian mercenaries into Ukraine to bolster the Russian Armed Forces in their invasion.

And the notorious Wagner Group, also said to be comprised of mercenaries, is said to be operating in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tried to justify his “special military operation” by saying that it is needed to “de-Nazify” Ukraine. Though there are believed to be neo-Nazi elements in the Ukrainian resistance, notably among the notorious Azov Battalion, the Ukrainian people last elected a Jewish president, who has received widespread praise for the way he is leading the resistance effort.

Destruction of the training camp of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and mercenaries in Ukraine. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Dmitry Utkin, a leader of the Wagner Group, is believed by many to be a neo-Nazi.

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