A week after the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian army released a video showing how Ukrainian soldiers shoot down two of Russia’s most powerful helicopters with surface-to-air missiles. “Yes Yes. Dogs. Two. two”is heard in the video.
The episode happened during the first day of the invasion, 30 kilometers from Kiev, and the images show one of the soldiers firing the missiles from the coast against a wave of helicopters flying over the sky of the Ukrainian capital.
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In a matter of seconds, the misil Needle, a modern version of Russia’s Strela missiles, hit automatically with one of the Kamov Ka52 Alligator which was on its way to attack Holomel airport.
The panoramic image shows the fall of two of the mighty ships among a large air cavalry. The missiles have infrared device that automatically directs them to the target, making them very unlikely to miss.
The video shows the celebration of the Ukrainian soldiers, who despite that small victory they ended up losing control of Holomel airportlocated on the outskirts of Kiev.
One week after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: how is the situation
This Thursday marks a week of the invasion of Vladimir Putin’s army in Ukraine and the war of versions is red hot. While the president of Ukraine, Volodomir Zelensky, affirms that 9000 Russian soldiers died, from Russia they recognized only 500.
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In addition to seizing the pro-separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, Russia advanced on Kharkiv -the second largest city in Ukraine- and Kherson. The latter is key for the Russian military as it could be the corridor it needs to connect the eastern provinces to the south.
Ukraine reported that More than 2,000 civilians died after a week of attacks, and it was confirmed that more than a million people fled the country to different countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Moldova, Turkey.
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This Thursday the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will meet in Brest, Belarus, to negotiate a ceasefire. It will be the second round of negotiations after the one that took place on February 28 in the Gomel region.