Moment Ukrainian Paratroopers Destroy Russian Tanks
These images purport to show the moment that Ukrainian paratroopers destroy two Russian tanks.
The released video images reportedly show a Ukrainian soldier successfully targeting the Russian military vehicles.
It is currently unclear where exactly in Ukraine the footage was filmed but it was obtained from the Command of the Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who said: “The video shows how the soldiers of the anti-tank unit of the 80th separate assault brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully hunt for heavy armored vehicles of the enemy.
“In particular, two tanks of Russian invaders were destroyed by Lviv paratroopers using the Stugna-P anti-tank missile system.
“Judging by the detonation of ammunition, enemy combat vehicles together with their crews underwent a complete ‘demilitarization’.”
They signed off with “death to the Russian occupiers!” and “Glory to Ukraine!”
ed Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
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The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 17, Russia had lost about 33,150 personnel, 1,456 tanks, 3,563 armored combat vehicles, 734 artillery units, 233 multiple launch rocket systems, 97 air defense systems, 215 warplanes, 180 helicopters, 593 drones, 129 cruise missiles, 13 warships, 2,496 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 55 units of special equipment.
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