This is the dramatic moment a Ukrainian drone strike wiped out Russian targets on Snake Island.
Ukraine today released video of an alleged military drone hit on a Kremlin landing ship delivering a TOR anti-aircraft missile system to the Black Sea island.
Aerial footage appears to show the destruction of a large Serna-type landing craft in an airstrike.
In the video, a drone appears to lock onto a target before unleashing its powerful cargo on unsuspecting Russians.
Thick black smoke was seen rising above our heads in satellite photos the day after the strike.
Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko said, “Enemy units remaining on Snake Island remain without air cover and will be destroyed and burned like cockroaches or grasshoppers.”
Other reports said the landing craft was hit by a Ukrainian military drone Bayraktar TB2.
The viral video also showed an attack apparently on a building on Snake Island.
However, the footage of the strike on the vessel was undated and subsequently people were seen moving around the vessel.
The Serna class – Russian designation Project 11770 – is a type of air cavity landing craft built for the Russian Navy.
Twelve boats were built between 1994 and 2014.
The claim came a day after Ukrainian sources claimed to have hit the modern Russian frigate Admiral Makarov in a Neptune missile attack.
So far, there has been no confirmation that Makarov’s attack damaged the warship.
Although not yet confirmed, the alleged airstrike would be yet another blow to Putin, who suffered heavy casualties during his invasion of Ukraine.
Earlier in the day, Russian troops marched in force with nuclear weapons and tanks for a rehearsal of the annual Victory Day celebrations on May 9.