‘Predator-style’ thermal camera shows bombs drop on fleeing Russian troops

A terrifying video shows Ukrainian soldiers dropping bombs on Russian troops as they carry out a "Predator-style" hunt using infrared cameras.

The footage, shared by Ukraine's 47th Motorised Infantry Battalion, showed the Russian soldiers fleeing for their lives as they escape into the woods, apparently after hearing a drone approaching.

Infrared cameras on the drone pick up signals indicating the Russians' location in the woods as the Ukrainian army searches for them on a "night hunt".

The small team is seen following a narrow path before breaking up individually.

Seconds later, the drone drops two bombs on a soldier hiding in the bush, sparking in a huge plume of smoke.

It's not certain when or where the footage was taken but Ukrainian president Vlodymyr Zelenskyy said his troops are fighting for "literally every metre" in capital city Kyiv.

Further to the north, there was evidence of Ukraine launching a counter-attack against Russian troops near Izyum — previously the main thrust of the Donbas offensive before a push southwards towards Slovyansk stalled.

NASA satellites trained to track fires showed burning in a wooded area to the west of Izyum on late Saturday and into Sunday – an indication of shelling in the area.

In Bakhmut, the Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine, a dead Russian soldier was photographed wearing an arm patch with a sewn-on message: "I don't believe in anything. I am here just for the sake of violence."

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The invader, along with another soldier, were reportedly belonged to a Russian paramilitary organisation called The Wagner Group.

The group is reported to have moved most of its soldiers who had been fighting in Libya to Ukraine to bolster Putin's army in an attempt to capture as much as possible of eastern Ukraine as possible.

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