VIDEO: Bits And Pieces: Ukrainian Defenders Destroy Russian T-90 Tank
This footage shows a destroyed Russian T-90 tank after the Ukrainian Armed Forces blew it to bits.
The Ukrainian military announced that they successfully destroyed the latest version of Russia’s main battle tank, the deadly T-90, in an unspecified region of the country.
The Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) said on May 8: “Ukraine’s Armed Forces have destroyed the latest version of Russia’s main T-90 battle tank, better known as the Breakthrough T-90M.”
The drone footage shows the wreckage of the armored vehicle on a dirt track in a rural area.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin called a “special military operation”. Today marks the 75th day of the campaign.
From February 24 to May 9, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 25,650 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,145 tanks, 2,764 armored fighting vehicles, 513 artillery systems, 185 multiple launch rocket systems, 87 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 199 aircraft, 158 helicopters, 1,970 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 12 boats/cutters, 377 unmanned aerial vehicles, 41 units of special equipment, and 94 cruise missiles.
Meanwhile, a host of international organizations have banned Russia, already hit by economic sanctions, from taking part in sporting and cultural events, such as this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, in response to the country’s invasion.
Vladimir Putin is preparing to preside over a large military parade in Moscow commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
It has been speculated that the Russian President may mark the occasion by making a major announcement concerning the invasion of Ukraine.
Some 65,000 personnel, 2,400 items of military hardware, and more than 400 aircraft will take part in the parades, which will take place across 28 Russian cities.
However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said yesterday in his own Victory Day speech that Russia was repeating Nazi atrocities.
He also denounced heavy shelling carried out by Russia in eastern Ukraine and said a strike on a school building turned shelter in Luhansk Oblast killed 60.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Putin to end the invasion of Ukraine immediately.