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Ukrainian Counterintelligence Destroys Two More Russian T-72 Tanks With Attack Drones

The footage was obtained from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Tuesday, July 26. 

The Ukrainian counterintelligence said that they have destroyed two more Russian T-72 tanks using attack drones.

They released these images showing the Russian tanks being hit from above just days after showing how they blew up a T-72 tank using the same tactic of dropping a bomb on it from above using a drone.

The footage was obtained from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Tuesday, July 26. It includes images of the first Russian T-72 tank being blown up a few days ago, as well as two additional T-72 tanks that the SBU has now said they have also destroyed.

The SBU is the main Ukrainian intelligence and security agency that conducts counterintelligence and anti-terrorism activities. It operates under the direct authority of the President of Ukraine.

They said that they had taken out three Russian T-72 tanks over the last few days, adding: “Our work on improving the statistics of Russian losses in Ukraine is still in full swing.”

The images come days after the SBU said that they had destroyed a T-72 and taken out 15 Russian soldiers using a weaponized drone. The T-72 was first designed by the Soviet Union in the late 1960s, before entering service in the early 1970s.

Zenger News contacted the Security Service of Ukraine for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Wednesday marks the 154th day of the invasion.

Military counterintelligence destroys Russian T-72 tank with drone attack in Ukraine in undated footage. The Security Service of Ukraine also claimed to have killed 15 Russian soldiers during one of the attacks. (Security Service of Ukraine/Zenger)

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 27, Russia had lost about 40,070 personnel, 1,738 tanks, 3,971 armored combat vehicles, 883 artillery units, 258 multiple launch rocket systems, 117 air defense systems, 222 warplanes, 190 helicopters, 726 drones, 174 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,847 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 75 units of special equipment.

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have said that they have hit the Antonivskiy Bridge in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson in southern Ukraine in a bid to disrupt enemy supplies destined for the occupied city of Kherson.

Military counterintelligence destroys Russian T-72 tank with drone attack in Ukraine in undated footage. Security Service of Ukraine have also claimed to have killed 15 Russian soldiers during the attack. (Security Service of Ukraine/Zenger)

Kharkiv Oblast’s regional governor Oleh Syniehubov has said that Russian forces resumed strikes on civilian infrastructure in the city of Kharkiv on the morning of Tuesday, July 26.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit the Russian resort of Sochi on August 5, his office has said. It is expected that he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Turkey’s Ministry of Defense has said that a Joint Coordination Center (JCC) for Ukrainian grain exports, operating under an UN-brokered deal, is set to open in Istanbul.

The European Union has watered down plans to ration gas in winter in a bid to avoid exacerbating the energy crisis caused by Russian supply cuts. The energy ministers of 27 EU member states, with the exception of Hungary, have backed a voluntary 15-percent reduction in gas consumption over the coming winter.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of cutting natural gas supplies to cause a “price terror” against Europe. He said: “Using Gazprom, Moscow is doing all it can to make this coming winter as harsh as possible for the European countries. Terror must be answered – impose sanctions.”

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