VIDEO: Russian Jet Blitzes Camouflaged Ukrainian Unit

Air strike by the crew of the Su-24m aircraft of the Russian Army on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in May, 2022. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Zenger)

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By Lee Bullen

This is the moment a Russian fighter jet pilot carries out an airstrike on a camouflaged Ukrainian stronghold in the woods.

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The attack was carried out by a Russian pilot in a Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft in an unspecified region in Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed that the pilot successfully destroyed the camouflaged Ukrainian combat position.

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The Russian military said on May 3rd: “Airstrike by the crew of a Su-24m aircraft on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”

The department added that “aerial bombs were used for high-explosive action, which made it possible to achieve the greatest efficiency”.

In the footage, the Su-24 fighter jet is seen flying over a wooded area while apparently dropping a number of bombs on unseen targets at low altitudes.

Air strike by the crew of the Su-24m aircraft of the Russian Army on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in May, 2022. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Zenger)

After a pause, several explosions take place and large plumes of smoke drift into the air.

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The video was posted as Russian troops continue their attempts to finally gain control of the besieged city of Mariupol after the evacuation of some 300 civilians in a joint UN-Red Cross operation.

A Ukrainian commander fighting inside the combat zone from the Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant described the fighting as “difficult” and “bloody”.

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The bitter fighting which is now moved to a focus on the east of the country comes as Belarus which is Ukraine’s neighbour began large-scale military drills and apparent exercises to test their combat readiness.

Air strike by the crew of the Su-24m aircraft of the Russian Army on the camouflaged fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in May, 2022. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Zenger)

The defence ministry in the UK had earlier warned that Russia was possibly hoping to provoke Ukraine into putting much-needed military resources on the Belarusian border over concerns that there might be fighting opening up on a new front.

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At the moment the fighting in the East saw Russia claiming to have destroyed six railway stations which they said were being used to bring Western military aid including weapons to the region.

The severe fighting in the country has prompted the European Union to unveil plans for the tougher sanctions so far which include among other things an oil embargo to be slowly phased in.

Member for fans of emerged about the success of Ukrainian snipers in killing an estimated 12 Russian generals with the intelligence on their locations apparently provided with the help of the United States.

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