Ukrainian BMP Takes Direct Hit During Intense Firefight In Pesky

first published on April 20, 2017 by

Footage from the earliest days of the conflict in the Ukraine shows a mass casualty event unfolding mid firefight when a BMP explodes in Pesky.

A small outfit of Ukrainian soldiers is engaged by separatist troops. As they try to gain the upper hand in the fight, a maneuvering BMP strikes what appears to be some kind of anti-vehicle landmine. About 30 seconds into the video, one of the soldiers can be heard yelling “You need to drag him here,” at the top of his lungs in order to be heard over the sounds of chaos.

It is unclear, due to the short length of the video, what actions were taken next. One can only speculate and assume that the Ukrainian troops made the call to gain fire superiority, and move to evacuate the wounded and dead from the destroyed vehicle if there were any left to recover.