Moment entire Russian squad is blown up as drone launch backfires

This is the crazy moment a Ukrainian drone wiped out an entire Russian crew and their van as they prepared to launch a kamikaze drone of their own.

Aerial footage shows Russian soldiers standing next to a drone by a roadside in an unknown location in Ukraine.

As the crew prepares the armed vehicle for flight, a Ukrainian drone strike suddenly blows them up alongside their van.

Thick plumes of smoke and flame soon dissipate to reveal the devastating aftermath.

It comes as Vladimir Putin’s sputtering invasion of Ukraine sparks mutiny.

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Dismayed by Moscow’s war, Russian volunteers are joining Ukrainian ranks to fight Putin’s troops.

The Siberian Battalion, a unit made up of Russians who have joined Ukrainian military ranks to fight against their homeland, is hoping someday to help oust the Russian president.

Its members hail mostly from ethnic minorities from Russia’s far east.

“I was disillusioned with my own people,” recounted Karabas, who like other fighters in the battalion spoke to The Associated Press on condition that only his military call sign be used.

“That is why I wanted to come here … and fight for a free Ukraine,” he added.

When Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, Karabas said he was dismayed by how most Russians he knew either blindly supported Putin or were indifferent to the war.

Sometimes, Karabas said his grief felt so overwhelming that he would break down and cry. But instead of giving up, he decided to fight back.

The battalion, which numbers a few dozen, was created six months ago. Ukrainian military leaders are hopeful more will come to join its ranks and based on applications that have come in so far, they are aiming to have a 300-man-strong battalion of Russian fighters.

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