Ukrainian soldiers shoot down Russian helicopter in stunning battlefield footage 


‘Glory to Ukraine!’: Ukrainian soldiers shoot down Russian helicopter that crashes in fireball in stunning battlefield footage

  • Stunning video appears to show a Russian helicopter shot down in Ukraine
  • In the clip the aircraft can be seen flying low before it goes down in flames 
  • The footage has been widely shared online, but it’s unclear where it was taken


This is the shocking moment a Russian helicopter appears to go down in flames as it is downed in Ukraine. 

Stunning footage shows the aircraft soaring before it is targeted by Ukrainian weapons.

It can then be seen lighting up in flames as it pummels down, exploding in a fireball as it reaches the ground.

The video has been widely shared on social media. Although it is unclear how the footage was captured, some on Twitter have suggested the clip was taken by a drone.

It is not clear when or where the video was filmed.  

Footage shows a Russian helicopter as it appears to go down in flames as it is downed in Ukraine

Footage shows a Russian helicopter as it appears to go down in flames as it is downed in Ukraine

The video was also shared by Kyiv Independent reporter Illia Ponamorenko, and now has more than 10,700 likes

The video was also shared by Kyiv Independent reporter Illia Ponamorenko, and now has more than 10,700 likes

The aircraft can be seen lighting up in flames as it pummels down, exploding in a fireball as it reaches the ground

The aircraft can be seen lighting up in flames as it pummels down, exploding in a fireball as it reaches the ground

The video was also shared by Kyiv Independent reporter Illia Ponomarenko, and now has more than 10,700 likes.

It appears the original video was shared by a Kyiv resident on Facebook.

A translation of the caption, in Ukrainian, seems to say the country’s forces ‘shot down a Russian combat helicopter’ as ‘aerial reconnaissance shares an operational video’.

‘Glory to Ukraine!,’ he adds. 

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