Soldiers of the 95th Separate Assault Brigade have posted a video of one of their number bringing down a Russian K-52 “Alligator” attack helicopter using a man-portable anti-aircraft system, or MANPADS.
The video was published by the Ukrainian Ground Forces on their Facebook page on June 28. The date of the incident is not given.
The video shows one of the paratroopers hitting a K-52 by using a portable missile system, causing the helicopter, seen only in the far distance, to lose altitude and fall.
“Yes! Got it!” soldiers can be heard shouting happily as the missile hits the helicopter.
Smoke from the site of the crash of the helicopter is circled in the video.
The fate of the Russian helicopter's crew is not mentioned in the report.