Ukrainian Soldier Survives Extremely Close Explosion

This short clip depicts a Ukrainian soldier using a trench for cover as something explodes close by. That he heard it coming in suggests it may have been an FPV drone. It's worth noting that the shoulder strap of his plate carrier seems to fail amid the explosion, and while I don't have any understanding of Ukrainian, the soldier is reportedly announcing that he has been wounded, under the stupid music. He most likely took some shrapnel in the back, but that's better than the alternative in this extremely close call.

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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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Published 5 months ago

This short clip depicts a Ukrainian soldier using a trench for cover as something explodes close by. That he heard it coming in suggests it may have been an FPV drone. It's worth noting that the shoulder strap of his plate carrier seems to fail amid the explosion, and while I don't have any understanding of Ukrainian, the soldier is reportedly announcing that he has been wounded, under the stupid music. He most likely took some shrapnel in the back, but that's better than the alternative in this extremely close call.

About the Author

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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.


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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