Russia-Ukraine war: The incident took place a day after a daring raid by Ukrainian fighter jets on the Russian force occupying the Snake Island.
The aerial view taken shows Russian troops leaving the helicopter, and seconds later, the drone drops its munitions.
The video then shows smoke billowing from the chopper as the drone navigates away from Snake Island. There is no date on the video and it’s not clear if there were any casualties or injuries from the blast.
The footage was released amid a daring raid carried out by Ukrainian fighter jets on the Russian force occupying the Snake Island.
The air raid by Su-27s was also captured by the gimbal-mounted camera on a TB-2 drones. They have destroyed at least three air-defence systems on the 110-acre island as well as to patrol boats.
#Ukraine: The Ukrainian Air force is still alive- seen here are two Ukrainian Su-27 striking Russian facilities on the famous Snake Island in the Black Sea, in remarkable footage filmed by a TB-2 drone.
As we can observe, there is serious damage. pic.twitter.com/ogN3gOU8uJ
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) May 7, 2022
By destroying the patrol boats which could have sent reinforcements, air defence system, helicopter landing zones and several structures, the drones cleared the path for the Sukhois to carry out the raid on Saturday, according to Forbes.
The fighter jets dropped to a lower altitude as they reached the island and dropped bombs, inflicting heavy damage on the Russian forces. That video has also bene posted by the Ukrainian Weapons Tracker handle on Twitter and has received more than 2.2 million views.
Just three weeks ago, Russia lost its biggest warship and an asset of the Black Sea fleet Moskva to a Ukrainian missile strike near the Snake Island. It is 80 miles south of Ukraine’s strategic Odessa port.