Russian soldier in video by grenade-dropping Ukraine drone IDed
Readers of DroneDJ will remember a story published earlier this month about video captured by a Ukraine drone – which later went viral – as it dropped a series of grenades on a Russian soldier lying on his side, who responded by irritably tossing the munitions away before they exploded. Now information has arisen claiming to add details to the story behind the footage.
Given the provenance of the reports – an English version of Pravda – it would be wise to factor in an even larger dose of discretion in contemplating the account than usual in claims flowing from a conflict in which manipulating communication (when not flagrant disinformation) has routinely been used as a tool of war by all sides.
Fact-checkers and distributors of large grains of salt have been warned.
Read more: Ukraine drone video captures Russian soldier tossing away grenades before they detonate
According to Pravda (which itself relied on third-party media to piece…