Russian Drone Attacks Civilians At Gas Station In Nikopol, Ukraine

This CCTV security footage at a Ukrainian gas station captures the moment a Russian drone is used to attack a civilian fuel station and its customers, ultimately wounding three people.


The short video serves as yet another piece of direct evidence of Russia’s ability and intent to cause suffering to Ukrainian civilians. A slowed portion of the footage shows the drone as it impacts right at the base of the fuel pump, ostensibly in an attempt to cause the pump to detonate. Whereas missile and bomb strikes on civilian population centers and cities are used to economic effect and lower morale, something about specifically targeting civilians in such a deliberate, hunting fashion becomes a little harder to defend.


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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This CCTV security footage at a Ukrainian gas station captures the moment a Russian drone is used to attack a civilian fuel station and its customers, ultimately wounding three people.


The short video serves as yet another piece of direct evidence of Russia’s ability and intent to cause suffering to Ukrainian civilians. A slowed portion of the footage shows the drone as it impacts right at the base of the fuel pump, ostensibly in an attempt to cause the pump to detonate. Whereas missile and bomb strikes on civilian population centers and cities are used to economic effect and lower morale, something about specifically targeting civilians in such a deliberate, hunting fashion becomes a little harder to defend.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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