Score it another “not independently confirmed” tale flowing from Vladimir Putin’s self-inflicted nightmare. Video has arisen of a hovering Ukraine drone being given the finger by an ill-advisedly smug Russian soldier, whose unit is purportedly soon blasted from above by dropped munitions. So much for sneering defiance.

The drone video capturing what – if authentic – would represent symbolically delicious comeuppance to Russian forces and leaders who thought storming Ukraine would be a cake-walk first surfaced on Twitter Sunday. Posted on the account of Ukraine Weapons Tracker, the tweeted footage is said to feature a UAV somewhere in the embattled east of the nation as it locates Russian soldiers loading up an armored personnel carrier. Later segments of the clip show falling grenades or Molotov cocktails turning the vehicle – and presumably gesture regretting soldiers – into a charred mess.