Ukrainian Forces Show How Drones And Artillery Units Work Together To Blow Up Russian Forces
Ukrainian soldiers used drones and artillery together to blow up invading Russian forces, as these images show.
In the footage, a soldier can be heard saying (in Ukrainian): “There are three batteries. Where is this target? I lost it. Oh, here it is! We just saw a shot. The 28th [will shoot] right now!”
A second soldier then says: “Shed! Shed! [Codename for their secret location] Is the artillery in the same position or is it active?”
The first soldier replies: “Artillery is in the same position, there are four crews.”
The second soldier says: “Is the target active? Is the target firing?
The first soldier replies: “We see at least two deployed barrels in position. If we shoot at them, we can correct the artillery fire. Okay, now we see them! We can see the arrival of enemy artillery in the zone.”
He adds: “If we fire shells now, they will be f*cked up, and four barrels too. Shells are being fired! They are defeated! The enemy vehicles are on fire, one unit is definitely on fire!”
A third soldier says: “Now you need to adjust a little to the left!”
And the first soldier then says: “Please, guys, hit them! Yeah! You hit them right in the gun barrels. Detonation went well.”
With the second soldier then saying: “The target is terminated.”
The images were obtained from the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on Tuesday, July 19, along with a short statement saying: “Working as both air reconnaissance and artillery, the 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Knights of the Winter Campaign jointly destroyed the artillery units of the occupiers.”
We contacted the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces 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 February 24 in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. July 20 marks the 147th day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 20, Russia had lost about 38,750 personnel, 1,700 tanks, 3,905 armored combat vehicles, 856 artillery units, 250 multiple launch rocket systems, 113 air defense systems, 221 warplanes, 188 helicopters, 703 drones, 167 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,775 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 70 units of special equipment.
Turkey has said that a resumption of Ukraine’s grain exports via the Black Sea is “probable” following a meeting with Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations to discuss “small problems”.
EU foreign ministers have agreed to a 500-million euro ($510 million) funding package to supply weapons to Ukraine, bringing the total since February to 2.5 billion euros ($2.55 billion). EU foreign ministers are also reportedly discussing a ban on the import of Russian gold.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with Iranian leaders and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran.
Amid the visit, the National Iranian Oil Company and Russian energy giant Gazprom signed a memorandum of understanding worth around $40 billion.
While President Putin was in Tehran, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed both the head and deputy director of his country’s spy agency.
He also fired Ukraine’s prosecutor general and several regional security heads following the emergence of more than 650 cases of alleged collusion or treason.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska has been in Washington, where she has held talks with senior figures including U.S. first lady Jill Biden.
She will address lawmakers on Capitol Hill on July 20 in an apparent bid to secure Kyiv more military aid from the USA.
And Russian independent television channel TV Rain, which was taken off the air by the Russian authorities in early March, has resumed broadcasting from Latvia.
The Kremlin blocked the channel shortly after the invasion of Ukraine began because it had described it as a “war” rather than a “special military operation”.
Internal dissent has continued with Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina calling for an end to the “war” in a recent interview with Russian blogger Vitya Kravchenko.
The 25-year-old Russian number one and world number 12, who lives in Dubai, described the invasion as a “full-blown nightmare”.