Footage shows Ukraine forces destroying own drone


A short video clip showed the drone flying in the Kyiv sky, before it was hit, falling to the ground with plumes of black smoke visible.

"On 4th May at about 8 p.m. during a planned flight in Kyiv region, control was lost over a Baykartar TV2 drone," the air force said in a statement on Telegram.

"As the uncontrolled flight of the drone in skies over the capital could have led to undesirable consequences, the decision was taken to use mobile fire groups. The target - destroyed!"

The statement said the drone had probably suffered a technical failure.