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Ukrainian Special Forces Wipe Out Russian Recon Unit With Sniper And Rocket Launcher

The footage was obtained from the National Guard of Ukraine on Thursday, July 14.

Ukrainian special forces took out a Russian reconnaissance unit with a sniper rifle and a rocket launcher.

The images show the sniper taking aim before firing at the Russian soldiers. A soldier is then seen firing an anti-tank guided missile, reportedly at the Russian soldier’s equipment. The missile appears to hit, causing a large explosion, before the footage ends.

The footage was obtained from the National Guard of Ukraine on Thursday, July 14, along with a statement saying: “A group of fighters from the National Guard’s special forces unit destroyed the advanced reconnaissance groups of the Russians in the Donetsk region and their equipment.

“The occupiers tried to take a position for observation and conducting sabotage and reconnaissance actions. However, the guards discovered their movements and ambushed them.

“After the precise work of the snipers, the special forces of the National Guard finished off the enemy in a matter of minutes with heavy fire from the AGS, the Korsar ATGM and small arms. Victory is ours!”

An AGS is a Russian-made automatic grenade launcher, while the Korsar, or Corsar, is a Ukrainian-made, portable anti-tank guided missile system.

Fighters of the National Guard special forces unit destroyed the advanced observation groups of the Russians and their equipment in the Donetsk region, in Ukraine. (@NGUmainpage/Zenger)

We contacted the National Guard of Ukraine for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but haven’t received a reply at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. July 14 marks the 141st day of the invasion.

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Fighters of the National Guard special forces unit destroyed the advanced observation groups of the Russians and their equipment in the Donetsk region, in Ukraine. (@NGUmainpage/Zenger)

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Fighters of the National Guard special forces unit destroyed the advanced observation groups of the Russians and their equipment in the Donetsk region, in Ukraine. (@NGUmainpage/Zenger)

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