Incredible Call of Duty-style footage shows troop blasting Wagner mercenaries with RPG & rifle in dramatic trench battle
INCREDIBLE footage from inside a trench on Ukraine’s brutal frontline shows a soldier gunning down a Wagner mercenary.
Hails of bullets and shells fly overhead in the Call of Duty-style clip as a defender fights back a ferocious Russian onslaught.
Believed to be filmed near the war-torn eastern city of Bakhmut, he blasts RPGs at the attackers.
Scorched earth flies through the air as Russian forces return fire with volleys of bullets at the soldier’s position.
He then ditches the grenade launcher and grabs an assault rife – darting through a trench system.
But just yards away, a lone Russian stalks into view as he appears ready to breach the trenches.
Unaware of the Ukrainian presence, the orange armband-wearing attacker menacingly zeroes his gun downwards.
But the defender pulls the trigger, unleashing seven shots at the white-trouser mercenary in footage too graphic to show.
He buckles to the ground after being struck from the side in the hail of bullets.
The Ukrainian then charges back to his original position and continues unloading automatic gunfire at the attackers as they charge across the snow-covered battlefield.
A comrade can be seen sheltering in cover amid the hellish firefight as it rages on.
The video – shared on the Telegram messaging service – gives an insight into the savage onslaught of Putin’s murderer-packed guns-for-hire army.
Wagner Group – which has around 50,000 men – have launched relentless attacks on Bakhmut in recent weeks.
The group first appeared in Eastern Ukraine in 2014 when Putin began backing Russian separatists in the Donbas region.
The private paramilitary, that has since cropped up in conflicts in Syria and across Africa, was formed by Putin crony Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Nicknamed “Putin’s chef”, Prigozhin recently boasted of turning rapist convicts into “real cannibals” to fight in Ukraine.
Murderers and sex offenders from some of Russia’s most notorious prison camps are among the volunteers signing up for Putin’s doomed war in Ukraine.
The prisoners are told they will be offered their freedom and a personal pardon from Putin if they last six months at the frontline in Ukraine.