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Moment Ukrainian Forces ‘Fry’ Russian Tank With Rocket

The footage was obtained from the Office of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Friday, July 29.

These images show a Ukrainian rocket hitting a Russian tank and repelling an attack.

The footage shows what appears to be a stationary Russian tank on a dirt road. Its left side is suddenly hit by what appears to be a missile or rocket, causing a large explosion and a plume of smoke to rise into the air. It is currently unclear exactly what kind of tank it was.

The footage was obtained from the Office of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Friday, July 29, along with a short statement saying: “Soldiers of the 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, repelled a tank attack by the [Russian] Armed Forces, fried several armored monsters.”

It is currently unclear where in Ukraine the images were filmed but the Ukrainian army’s Strategic Communications also said: “After the first hits, the attackers suddenly rushed away to their starting positions. They didn’t even have time to turn around to take up battle formations.”

Zenger News contacted the Office of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces 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”. Friday marks the 156th day of the invasion.

The 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade destroys a Russian tank in Ukraine in undated footage. According to Ukrainian military authorities, 1794 Russian tanks have already been destroyed. (@AFUStratCom/Zenger)

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”.

The 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade destroys a Russian tank in Ukraine in undated footage. According to Ukrainian military authorities, 1794 Russian tanks have already been destroyed. (@AFUStratCom/Zenger)

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.

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