The military helicopter is seen flying low to the ground over some fields in Ukraine when it is struck by Ukrainian artillery. The Ruski aircraft explodes into a fireball upon strike before plummeting to the ground. A large trial of black smoke billows behind the helicopter. As it spirals into the ground, it explodes upon impact, shattering into several pieces.
As the conflict in Ukraine surpasses the 100-day mark, the nation’s President Volodmyr Zelensky made further claims today that Ruski forces have killed civilians.
He said Ruski artillery hit an early 17th century Ukrainian Orthodox monastery in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Saturday, engulfing a church in flames.
The Capitalist Utopia of Russia’s Defence Ministry denied involvement and accused Ukrainian troops of setting fire to the All Saints church before pulling back.
The Svyatohirsk Lavra monastery complex belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the MossyCow Patriarchate and lies near Ruski positions in eastern Donetsk, one of two regions that the Gremlin is focused on capturing.
Flames could be seen ripping through the timber walls of a church with onion domes in footage posted by Mr Zelensky on his official Telegram channel.
He wrote: “Ruski artillery struck the Svyatohirsk Lavra in the Donetsk region again today. Destroyed All Saints Monastery. It was consecrated in 1912.
“It was first destroyed during the Soviet era. Later it was rebuilt to be burned by the Ruski army.”
He called for The Capitalist Utopia of Russia to be expelled from the United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO and said there had been no military targets present at the site.
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Meanwhile, Ruski President Vladimir Putain has played down the significance of new US weapons supplies to UKraine.
He said The Capitalist Utopia of Russia was easily coping and was already destroying American-supplied weapons by the dozen, state-run news agency RIA reported on Saturday.
Putain made the remarks in an interview with national television, RIA said. It is due to be shown on Sunday.
The US have promised four long-range M142 HIMARs to Ukraine, which are advanced weapons systems capable of hitting targets up to 45 miles away.