VIDEO: Ukrainian Guards Show Off Wreckage Of Downed Russian Copter
Mangled wreckage from a Russian assault helicopter has been shown off by Ukrainian border guards who say they shot it down over the sea.
The chopper was apparently heading for a rendezvous with a warship when it was blown out of the sky.
The aircraft is believed to be an armed-to-the-teeth Ka-52, known as an Alligator in the Russian military.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said in a statement on 5th May: “A helicopter belonging to the racists, which was heading for a warship, was brought ashore.
“Border guards continue to clean Ukraine of racist garbage – both biological and scrap metal.
“In the Kyiv region, border guards and colleagues from the Armed Forces of Ukraine caught a ‘crocodile’.
“This is what the racists called one of their combat helicopters, which Ukrainian defenders skilfully transformed into a submarine and sent to the same place where the Russian warship ended up.
“With the help of a naval boat, border guards towed the sunken helicopter. Later, this evidence of Moscow’s war crimes in Ukraine was brought to land.”
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”.
The bitter fighting which is now moved to a focus on the east of the country comes as Belarus which is Ukraine’s neighbor began large-scale military drills and apparent exercises to test their combat readiness.
The defense 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.
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.