Zenger News obtained the footage from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation on Thursday, 28th April.
VIDEO: Ukrainian Tank Destroyed In Ball Of Fire And Smoke After Russian Hit
This aerial video purports to show a Ukrainian tank being destroyed in a ball of smoke and fire following a Russian strike.
Zenger News obtained the footage from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation yesterday (Thursday, 28th April).
It is not clear where in Ukraine the strike took place.
The Russian MoD said (in English): “The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
“High-precision air-launched missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralized 4 military facilities of Ukraine overnight.
“The neutralized facilities include 2 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration of the enemy, 2 artillery-missile armament munitions depots near Barvenkovo and Ivanovka.
“Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralized 67 military facilities of Ukraine over the past 24 hours.
“The neutralized facilities include 2 company strongpoints, 2 large artillery-missile armament and fuel depots in Preobrazhenka and Orekhov, as well as 55 manpower and military equipment concentration points of the enemy.
“The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 300 nationalists and up to 40 armored and motor vehicles.
“Missile troops and artillery have performed 408 fire tasks overnight.
“The neutralized targets are 18 command posts and 383 manpower and Ukrainian military equipment concentration points.
“Russian air defense means have shot down 1 Su-24 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force over Nikolaevka, Lugansk People’s Republic.
“5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Veselogorovka, Zatishnoe, Novomikhaylovka, Lyubimovka and Kharkov.
“In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the destroyed military equipment includes 142 aircraft, 111 helicopters, 614 unmanned aerial vehicles, 276 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,623 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 299 multiple rocket launchers, 1,146 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,431 special military motor vehicles.
“On April 27, at about 23:00 (MSK), the Ukrainian Armed Forces have launched a massive attack using Tochka-U ballistic missiles and multiple rocket launchers at residential areas of the central part of Kherson.
“The indiscriminate missile attack launched by the nationalists targeted kindergartens, schools and various social facilities in residential areas near Ushakova avenue.
“Russian air defense units have repelled the attack of the Ukrainian troops launched at the residential areas of Kherson.
“12 high-powered projectiles of a multiple rocket launcher and 2 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been shot down over the city. The fragments of one of the Ukrainian Tochka-U missiles has landed in Shevchenkovsky Park.
“The Kiev nationalist regime’s indiscriminate attacks on residential areas of Izyum and Kherson are a war crime and a gross violation of international humanitarian law.”
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is now calling a “special military operation” to “protect Donbas”. The invasion is now in its 65th day.