Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”.
VIDEO: Ukrainian Fighters Blast Russian Tank To Bits With One Deadly Shot
This is the moment Ukrainian fighters blast a Russian tank to pieces with a single deadly shot.
The 25th Airborne Brigade, an airborne formation of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces, said on 5th May: “Accurate, precise, effective! That’s how the brigade’s artillerymen work! One shot and a tank of the Russian occupiers is turned into scrap metal!”
The brigade added: “To be continued…
“Glory to Ukraine! Death to enemies!”
In the footage, the enemy tank is seen stationary next to a wooded area as a missile flies across the field and blasts it to pieces with a single strike.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 72nd day of the campaign.
From 24th February to 6th May, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 24,900 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,110 tanks, 2,686 armored fighting vehicles, 502 artillery systems, 171 multiple launch rocket systems, 83 anti-aircraft systems, 199 warplanes, 155 helicopters, 1,926 vehicles and fuel tankers, 11 vessels, 324 tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, 38 units of special equipment and 90 cruise missiles.
As the Ukraine-Russian war enters its 72nd day, Russia has claimed victories including the destruction of multiple Ukrainian positions in heavy fighting overnight saying they killed 600 Ukrainian soldiers.
The Kremlin has also gone on the defensive to deny Ukrainian claims that the troops are currently storming the last Mariupol strongholds, and insisted that the humanitarian corridors were still open. Russian President Vladimir Putin has also told Kyiv that they should persuade the troops in the area to lay down their weapons to end the fighting in the besieged city.
They have also accused the West of feeding intelligence to Ukraine to support their fight against what Russia calls a “special military operation”. The US has denied the claim, including the suggestion that they told Ukrainians how they could track down and target Russian generals for assassination by snipers. It was also suggested more recently that intelligence in Washington is what helped Ukraine sink the Russian warship Moskova.
Russia is believed to be desperate to take Mariupol before the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow which marks the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.
So far some 500 civilians have been evacuated from Mariupol and some other areas of southern Ukraine in a rescue operation organized under the auspices of the UN International Red Cross. The numbers were confirmed by the Ukrainian president’s office.
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.