Ukrainian Soldiers Advance Through Extremely Close Explosions, Clearing Russians

This footage depicts Ukrainian soldiers pushing Russian forces back from their positions, and advancing through extremely close detonations to do so.


Presumably South of Bakhmut, this GoPro-style footage shows Ukrainian soldiers pressing Russian-held positions, despite the area being a largely open field with relatively little cover for their advance. This is the sort of problem we normally see addressed with APCs. However, the Ukrainians advance and clear the Russians out with small-arms fire, enduring incredibly close detonations- seemingly just feet away in some cases, as evidenced at the 0:17 mark. These explosions appear to be enemy fire in most cases, but as we all know, friendly fire isn’t friendly when it’s that close.

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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 footage depicts Ukrainian soldiers pushing Russian forces back from their positions, and advancing through extremely close detonations to do so.


Presumably South of Bakhmut, this GoPro-style footage shows Ukrainian soldiers pressing Russian-held positions, despite the area being a largely open field with relatively little cover for their advance. This is the sort of problem we normally see addressed with APCs. However, the Ukrainians advance and clear the Russians out with small-arms fire, enduring incredibly close detonations- seemingly just feet away in some cases, as evidenced at the 0:17 mark. These explosions appear to be enemy fire in most cases, but as we all know, friendly fire isn’t friendly when it’s that close.

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.

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