Drone Video Appears to Show Russian Military Base in Ukraine

Ukrainian fighters on Tuesday published a drone video that they claimed shows a Russian military base hidden near the front lines in war-torn eastern Ukraine. The video, posted to YouTube by the Kiev-backed Dnipro-1 volunteer regiment, shows a large, fortified military encampment spread across a forested area two kilometers south of the village of Sontsevo, in the Donetsk region which is controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Two flights were made over the area two weeks apart — on May 20 and June 4 — and the footage appears to show a buildup of forces at the site. The video also appears to show dozens of troops, several T-72 battle tanks and other towed artillery pieces as well as fuel tanks, transport trucks and engineering vehicles, including a front-end loader.