National Guard Blasts Russian Military Vehicle In Motion
This is the moment Ukrainian National Guard troops bomb a Russian military vehicle as it speeds along a quiet road.
The images from a released video show the Russian military vehicle driving along the road before it is suddenly hit in a large explosion. The exact make and model of the vehicle are currently unclear.
This does not appear to disable it immediately, with the vehicle continuing down the road a short while before the footage appears to show it being hit again.
This time, it comes to a complete stop and is left a burning wreck. It is unclear if anyone made it out of the destroyed vehicle alive.
The exact location where the footage was filmed is currently unclear, but the images were shared on social media by the Northern Operational-Territorial Command of the National Guard of Ukraine on June 2.
The National Guard said: “This is what ‘good Russians’ look like.”
We contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation.” June 3 marks the 100th day of the campaign.
From February 24 to June 2, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 30,850 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,363 tanks, 3,354 armored fighting vehicles, 661 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 95 anti-aircraft systems, 210 warplanes, 175 helicopters, 2,325 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 521 unmanned aerial vehicles, 51 units of special equipment, and 120 cruise missiles.
Analysts say over 70 percent of the city of Sievierodonetsk is now controlled by invading Russian forces, with almost all critical infrastructure and housing destroyed.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement on June 1 that its Yars mobile missile systems, which can carry nuclear warheads and which boast a reported range of over 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles), were performing “intensive maneuvering operations on combat patrol routes in the Ivanovo Region,” east of the Russian capital Moscow.
This comes after President Joe Biden said he will send more advanced rocket systems that will help the Ukrainian military to strike enemy forces from a longer distance. These rocket systems have double the range of the rocket systems used by Russian forces and are said to be much more accurate.