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Incredible video shows moment Russian helicopter is blown out of sky by Ukrainian troops as war rages

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THIS is the incredible moment a Russian helicopter appears to be blown out of the sky by Ukrainian forces.

Ukraine’s defence ministry shared the footage as they continue to mount a staunch resistance to the invaders.

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The missile streaks in to strike the helicopter[/caption]

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It strikes the Hind with an explosion[/caption]

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Putin’s chopper then crashes to the earth in a fireball[/caption]

Footage shows what is believed to be a Russian Mi-24 Hind helicopter flying over the landscape.

And then coming in from the right of the frame a guided missile – possibly a Stinger – comes flying in towards the chopper.

Before it can even launch countermeasure flares, the rocket strikes the helicopter and turns it into a ball of flame.

It hurtles through the air before exploding as it crashes into a field – with a town visible in the background of the footage.

The video is believed to have been taken near Kyiv.

Ukraine has previously boasted to have taken down more than 30 helicopters and 30 warplanes.


Russia has failed to secure air superiority over the former Soviet state – something which is majorly hampering Putin’s invasion.

“This is how the Russian occupiers are dying. This time in a helicopter,” Ukraine’s defence ministry tweeted.

“Glory to Ukraine and its defenders! Together to victory!”

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And elsewhere in Ukraine, a Russian fighter jet was also caught on camera being shot down.

The fighter plane was shot down over Chernihiv with video showing locals cheering.

Further footage showed pilot was seen captured with a blood covered shirt and bandage round his head.


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It comes after a week of vicious bloodshed that has seen thousands of civilians butchered at the hands of Putin’s forces.

And this morning a brief ceasefire was declared in the strategic port of Mariupol in the southeast and the eastern town of Volnovakha.

Russian forces promised to let civilians leave – but were just over an hour later accused of breaching the agreement.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy this morning confirmed the new humanitarian corridors – but urged those who could to “continue fighting”.

And in a bitter speech on Friday night he renewed calls for a no fly zone, telling Nato that “all the people who die from this day”.

Putin’s invasion has drawn condemnation and severe sanctions from Western nations balancing punishment of the Kremlin with fears of a hazardous escalation.

Moscow has seized two key cities in its 10-day-long invasion, Berdiansk and Kherson on Ukraine’s southern coast along the Black Sea.

Peace talks are expected to continue today – but Ukraine remains defiant as civilians prepare to fight back amid Russia’s grinding advance.

Mariupol has been one of the most brutalised cities of war as the Russian have blockaded it and cut off food, water, heating and transport in the depths of water.

It has been compared to the Nazi blockade of Leningrad in World War 2.

And according to civilians fleeing Volnovakha – the other city granted a brief moment of peace in the ceasefire – the city has almost been totally destroyed.

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Footage shared by Ukrainian ambassador Olexander Scherba shows the capture of a Russian pilot today in Mykolaiv[/caption]

A Russian fighter plane was also shot down over Chernihiv
Pictures shared online showed the captured pilot of the warplane
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The wreckage of a Russian jet in Chernihiv[/caption]

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Ukrainian military officials also shared this photo of a downed jet in Volnovakha, in the Donetsk region[/caption]

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On February 25, an unidentified aircraft crashed into a house in a residential area of Kyiv[/caption]

Disgraceful dictator Putin had denied bombing Ukrainian civilians despite overwhelming evidence showing the horrors of his invasion.

Children have been killed in his indiscriminate bombing campaigns which have allegedly used weapons such as cluster munitions and vacuum bombs.

In a phone call with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Russian tyrant insisted the information about bombing was fake.

The Kremlin later put out a statement saying “the alleged ongoing airstrikes of Kyiv and other large cities are gross propaganda fakes”.

Delusional Putin said he was open to talks with Ukraine but only under the condition “all Russian demands are met”.

The Kremlin later put out a statement saying “the alleged ongoing airstrikes of Kyiv and other large cities are gross propaganda fakes”.

Vlad’s bizarre denial comes as he claimed the war he unleashed has been a “success”, despite the Russian army suffering heavy losses.

The reported temporary ceasefire in Ukraine is welcome but it is only a “small step”, said the UK’s economic secretary to the Treasury John Glen.

And this comes as a US official says Russia is getting ready to deploy 1,000 additional mercenaries to Ukraine in the near future.

Meanwhile, Russia yesterday took control of Europe’s biggest power plant in Zaporizhzhia – after a battle that set the facility on fire.

Putin has received international condemnation for its actions, which could have triggered the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Russia has found its invasion blighted with logistical problems – with reports of tanks running out of fuel and soldiers running low on supplies.

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Smoke rises from the damaged training building of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant[/caption]

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People crowd as they try to get on a train to Lviv at the Kyiv station[/caption]

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A Ukrainian soldier carries a baby across a destroyed bridge on the outskirts of Kyiv[/caption]

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People remove their belongings from their burning house in Irpin[/caption]

Putin is believed to have thought he could roll over Ukraine within just 48 hours – and his forces thought they would be met as heroes.

But instead, they have found themselves bogged down against a staunch resistance.

Putin is also becoming increasingly isolated in the world as Russia feels the crushing weight of Western sanctions.

Moscow however is believed to be growing frustrated – and it is feared Putin could resort to ever more brutal tactics as the war drags on.

Kyiv is believed to remain the prime objective for the Russians.

And a massive convoy of armoured vehicles has been lurking nearby apparently preparing for a protracted siege.

However, mystery surrounds the so-called “Convoy of Death” as it hasn’t made any significant progress for days.

Russian forces are believed to be being increasingly demoralised, with captured troops seen crying for their mums.

Ukraine despite its defiance is facing a humanitarian crisis with more than one million refugees fleeing the devastating war.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy – who has remained in a bunker in Ukraine, dodging assassination attempts – has called for a face-to-face meeting with Putin to try and end the destruction.

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