The footage was obtained from the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces on Thursday, July 28.
Large Explosion As Ukrainian Drone Destroys Russian BTR-82 Armored Personnel Carrier
This footage shows a Ukrainian drone dropping a bomb on a Russian BTR-82 armored personnel carrier and causing a large explosion.
The footage was obtained from the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces on Thursday, July 28, along with a short statement saying: “Scouts of the DShV [the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces] have destroyed another Russian BTR-82.
“The video captures the meticulous work of soldiers of a separate reconnaissance unit of the Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to destroy a Russian BTR-82 armored personnel carrier.
“We will continue to carry out combat missions and destroy the enemies of Ukraine. Death to the Russian invaders! The Air Assault Forces always come first! Glory to Ukraine!”
The images and statement were also relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Zenger News contacted the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces 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”. Friday marks the 156th day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 29, Russia had lost about 40,500 personnel, 1,749 tanks, 3,987 armored combat vehicles, 900 artillery units, 258 multiple launch rocket systems, 117 air defense systems, 222 warplanes, 190 helicopters, 731 drones, 174 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,870 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 77 units of special equipment.
Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.
Ukraine is increasing its effort to retake Russian-controlled regions in the south of the country, with the Ukrainian Armed Forces stating that their planes had struck at least five Russian fortifications near the city of Kherson.
British defense and intelligence officials have said that the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the country’s south is “gathering momentum”.
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk has urged Ukrainian residents in Russian-occupied areas in the eastern Donbas region to evacuate, adding that people risked losing access to “power, water, food and medical supplies, heating and communication” if they remain in the region.
U.S. lawmakers have been told by U.S. officials that over 75,000 Russians are estimated to have been killed or injured in the war so far, but there has been no recent information from the Russian authorities on the number of deaths.
Martin Griffiths, the UN aid chief, is hopeful that the first grain shipment from a Ukrainian Black Sea port could occur as early as Friday.