Moment Russian soldier flips the bird to Ukrainian drone before it blows up tank 2 months ago

Moment Russian soldier flips the bird to Ukrainian drone before it blows up tank

The surrounding area was hit with explosives moments later

A Russian soldier was caught giving the finger to a Ukrainian drone just moments before it opened fired and blew up a nearby tank.

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Footage released by the Ukrainian military and posted to Twitter shows at least six Russian infantry members crowded around a BTR-82A APC tank. Around 20-seconds into the clip, a lone soldier on the right then looks up at the drone before flipping it the bird.

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The drone then zooms out, showing a rural area with a few desolate buildings.

The tank, and presumably the soldiers around it, were blown up moments later.

Earlier this week, a Russian FSB operative reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been "given three years to live" and is steadily losing his sight.

The 69-year-old is said to be suffering from "a severe form of rapidly progressing cancer."

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Russia's famously tight control on the release of information has meant that the reports are yet to be substantiated, but they do seemingly align with previous suggestions that Putin is unwell.

Besides health complications, its also believed that he survived an assassination attempt at the start of the invasion.

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Ukraine's Chief of Defence Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, told Pravda that "this is non-public information" that is said to have occurred "about 2 months ago."

"He was even attacked in the line of, as they say, representatives of the Caucasus not so long ago," he said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has also reportedly evaded numerous attempts on his life.

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