• A video appears showing a Ukrainian soldier single-handedly defending himself against 10 Russian soldiers.

  • It includes intercepted Russian communications from an exasperated commander giving orders.

  • The final shot shows a drone dropping explosives at a Russian soldier. Viewer discretion is advised.

One video appears to show a single Ukrainian soldier fending off 10 Russians in a hand-to-hand trench battle.

The video shows a Ukrainian soldier repeatedly emerging from cover to fire a machine gun and throw grenades at Russian soldiers.

The video was shared on Telegram by the 8th Separate Mountain Assault Battalion of Ukraine’s 10th Mountain Assault Brigade, known as Edelweiss, and appears to include audio from intercepted Russian radio communications.

The audio shows an exasperated Russian commander giving urgent orders to his men, telling them: “Go and kill this bastard sitting there.”

“Throw grenades at him! We have to go down and throw a grenade where he is hiding!” he says, according to a translation by the account X WarTranslated.

“Some guy is stopping you! One! Ten of you!” says the Russian commander.

Desperate Russian soldiers are also attacked from above by Ukrainian drones. In the last graphic drone shot, explosives are dropped on a Russian soldier who is torn to pieces.

The bridge said the skirmish took place in December and that Russian soldiers were “methodically destroyed by artillery and drones.”

They said the only Ukrainian fighter was unharmed.

It’s unclear when and where the video was recorded, and Business Insider could not independently verify it.

The Edelweiss brigade said it had shared the video to mark the second anniversary of the Russian invasion.

“Today marks exactly two years of our incessant and courageous struggle against the sworn enemy, not only for freedom and the right to self-determination but for the right to life,” they wrote.

“And this episode is just one in a hundred, or maybe even in a thousand.”

As the war continues, it has become a conflict of attrition, with both sides attempting to crush each other.

Russia recently scored a victory with the capture of the city of Avdiivka, considered the “gateway” to Donetsk, but suffered significant losses of personnel and equipment in the process.

While Ukraine’s losses have been marginally smaller, its population is about a third that of Russia, meaning it is suffering more acutely from labor shortages.

Ukraine has also been grappling with stalled aid packages from its main ally, the United States.

Western support has been a major factor in Ukraine’s success in avoiding a full Russian takeover, and analysts say its ability to win the war will depend on it.

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By Sam