VIDEO: Ukrainian 30th Brigade Blows Up Hidden Russian Base In Forest
This is the moment Ukrainian troops destroy a hidden Russian base in the woods.
The Ukrainian Ground Forces’ 30th Mechanized Brigade, named after Prince Konstanty Ostrogski, said on April 21 that they had “skilfully cleaned Ukraine of the occupiers.”
Orthodox Easter takes place this weekend with Good Friday celebrated on April 22 and Easter Sunday taking place on April 24.
In the footage, a Ukrainian drone apparently locates a hidden Russian base with armored vehicles and crates of ammunition in the forest.
Ukrainian defenders blast the target and a series of explosions is seen in the treeline as ammunition is apparently detonated by the flames.
According to the Ukrainian military, the footage was shot by a drone after it had been used for reconnaissance operations in the area.
Earlier this week, the Ukrainian military said that the 30th Mechanized Brigade had attacked a Russian convoy of trucks delivering supplies to invading troops.
After the Russian convoy was destroyed in the attack, the Ukrainian brigade said ammo detonated inside the burning vehicles.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin called a “special military operation”. Today marks the 58th day of the invasion.
From February 24 to April 22, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at 21,200 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 838 battle tanks, 2,162 combat armored vehicles, 397 artillery systems, 138 MLR systems, 69 anti-aircraft systems, 176 warplanes, 153 helicopters, 1,523 vehicles, 8 vessels, 76 fuel tank trucks, 172 operational-tactical level UAVs, 27 units of special equipment, and four mobile SRBM systems.
The United States has provided a large number of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine. Russia has also been hit hard by international sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine, with its tank production chain said to be plagued by supply shortages.
Meanwhile, Antonio Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, has called for a four-day pause in fighting in Ukraine to mark Orthodox Holy Week and allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid and civilian evacuations.
He said: “Humanitarian needs are dire. People do not have food, water, or supplies to treat the sick or wounded or simply to live day-to-day.
“Inspired by the Holy Week, I urge all parties, and all champions of peace around the world, to join my Easter appeal.
“Save lives. Stop the bloodshed and destruction.”