The Ukrainian military released video they say is of a Russian helicopter being shot from the sky. The video was also released with a message, “Welcome to Hell.”
Footage shows what is believed to be a Russian Mi-24 Hind helicopter flying over the landscape.
And then coming in from the right of the frame a guided missile – possibly a Stinger – comes flying in towards the chopper.
Before it can even launch countermeasure flares, the rocket strikes the helicopter and turns it into a ball of flame.
It hurtles through the air before exploding as it crashes into a field – with a town visible in the background of the footage.
The video is believed to have been taken near Kyiv.
Russian Mi-24 attack chopper shot down by Ukrainian MANPADS pic.twitter.com/y73d3F2CfA— Caesar (@Ninja998998) March 5, 2022