DRAMATIC footage shows the moment Ukraine destroyed a column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles in a single blitz using drones and missiles.
Ukraine unleashed pin-point strikes on Putin’s convoy maneuvering near the frontline in Russian-held Donetsk region in a two-hour onslaught.
The blitz in the Novomykhailivka area – mainly inflicted by FPV kamikaze drones – has outraged pro-Kremlin war watchers.
Three T-72 tanks were taken out along with five amphibious [MTLBS] tracked armoured fighting vehicles and an infantry fighting vehicle.
Two more modernised amphibious [MTLBM] tracked armoured fighting vehicles were also wrecked, one by an anti-tank guided missile.
Beluga Telegram channel in Ukraine said: “The [Russian] column was spotted around 12:50. At 15:20 the convoy was broken up.”
The number of losses of military personnel from the strikes is unclear.
But the attack has infuriated pro-war ‘Z’ channels which propagandise the conflict for Putin.
One comment from Romanov Light demanded: “How can you afford to lose so much equipment in a day, so many people?
“Complete stupidity and incompetence.”
“The [Russian] Armed Forces DO NOT have any massive protection against enemy drones.
“Everything they install has long been outdated and does not cover the enemy’s new frequencies.
“The problem requires emergency measures.”
It comes after Ukraine blew up a Russian military base in annexed Crimea using suspected Storm Shadow missiles in a daylight blitz.
A fiery inferno erupted at Belbek airfield near Putin’s Black Sea headquarters today in a humiliating blow to the tyrant.
The Ukrainian military quickly claimed the attack which struck the airfield on the southwestern tip of Russian-occupied Crimea near Russia’s main naval base at Sevastopol.
The site is believed to hold a significant chunk of Russia’s fighter jet fleet stationed on the peninsula.
According to the Russian Defence Ministry, Moscow thwarted the attack and shot down 20 Ukrainian missiles – 17 over the Black Sea and three more over the peninsula.
The ministry said fragments of Ukrainian missiles fell on the territory of a military unit in Lyubimovka, which is near the Belbek military air base.
The incident caused no damage to “aviation equipment”, it said.
However, the footage suggests otherwise as a huge explosion appears to have occurred directly on the airfield.
Unconfirmed reports suggested that British-supplied Storm Shadow missiles were used in the aggressive strike, which allegedly destroyed two Russian Su-27 fighter jets and one Su-30.
The £800,000 bunker-busting cruise missiles are known for their skills in dodging air defence systems and using GPS to precisely hit targets.
One video appears to show the moment Russian air defence systems miss a second incoming missile that hits the site which is already engulfed in flames.
Meanwhile, speculation continues to swirl that Ukrainian President Zelensky is set to oust his military commander General Zaluzhnyi.
Reports say the successor could be military intelligence chief Lt-Gen Kyrylo Budanov, 38, or commander of Ukrainian ground forces Oleksandr Syrskyi.
CNN reported that a decree is expected this week ousting Zaluzhnyi.