A video released by a Ukrainian activist appears to show a drone chasing a Russian soldier.
The video shows a soldier desperately trying to avoid the drone by repeatedly ducking out of cover.
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Dramatic video footage posted on Telegram appears to show one Ukrainian drone hunts a Russian soldier Highlighting the terror faced by soldiers from new battlefield technology.
A clip posted by Ukrainian lawyer and social activist Serhii Sternenko shows the drone chasing the soldier through a desolate, war-torn landscape. The soldier desperately tries to avoid the drone by repeatedly ducking out of cover.
Some of the footage was captured from the attacking drone’s perspective, while the remainder provides a panoramic view of the incident captured from a drone further away.
Next to the video posted on TelegramSternenko wrote: “The Signum unit of the 93rd Brigade found a Russian officer and began tracking him with an FPV drone. The occupier ran away for a long time, hid, played dead and shot back with a pistol.”
“But none of that saved him – he was eventually eliminated.”
The drone finally catches up with the soldier and lands next to him. Footage from the second drone shows the explosion and appears to show the soldier’s lifeless body on the ground.
Insider was unable to independently verify the exact location and date of the video. The chryons in the video include the insignia of the 93rd mechanized brigade of Ukraine. A military and defense website, MilitaryLand.net, reported on October 1 that the brigade was fighting at least partially on the front south of Bakhmut
The The video was also shared on Redditwhere many users brought attention to the horrors of modern warfare that soldiers face on the battlefield.
One user said it was “the stuff of nightmares,” while another said it reminded them of “watching wolves hunt caribou. It’s all about endurance, agility and speed. Looks like the Russian has agility but no stamina left.”
A second Ukrainian military video uploaded to X on Friday previously Twitter on Visegrad 24 appears to depict a similar event. A Ukrainian drone is seen zigzagging through a forest of bomb-ravaged trees, stripped of their branches and leaves, before stopping next to a Russian dugout where at least one soldier is huddling.
On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on X that “Ukrainian warriors use drones every day to precisely attack enemy positions.”
—Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Володиmir Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) October 19, 2023
Russia and Ukraine have relied heavily on drones in war, both on the battlefield and in attacking strategically important targets. Russia has also used drones to bomb Ukrainian cities and civilian targets.
Ukraine has deployed combat drones like the battle-hardened Turkish one Bayraktar TB2 had a devastating effect in the fight against Putin’s invading forces, although it was also used frequently Naval drones attack Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
Russia has often turned to them Shahed-136 exploded drone in the war, and it has even started building its own versions of the Iranian-made drone it calls Geran-2.
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