Ukrainian Special Forces Snipers Take Out Russian Troops
These images show Ukrainian special forces snipers taking out Russian soldiers.
The footage shows what a Ukrainian sniper sees through his sights, showing Russian soldiers being killed during the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The images were obtained from the Command of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces and from the 79th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the Air Assault Forces on Tuesday, August 2, along with a short statement saying that the images show snipers from the 79th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade in action.
It said that the “snipers of the 79th Brigade of the Special Forces spoke about the peculiarities of their profession and combat service.”
One sniper reportedly said that the hardest challenge is fighting in forested areas, where the distance between the shooter and the enemy is typically much shorter.
The Command of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces and the 79th Brigade also said: “Paratroopers of the 79th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the Mykolaiv Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to repel the Russian invaders in areas of the Donetsk region.
“Together with other units, snipers of the military unit take an active part in destroying the enemy’s manpower.
“Death to the Russian invaders! The Ukrainian Air Assault Forces always comes first! Glory to Ukraine!”
Zenger News contacted the 35th Separate Marine Brigade 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 161st day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Command of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces reported that between February 24 and August 3, Russia had lost about 41,350 personnel, 1,774 tanks, 4,022 armored combat vehicles, 939 artillery units, 259 multiple launch rocket systems, 118 air defense systems, 223 warplanes, 191 helicopters, 740 drones, 180 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,922 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 83 units of special equipment.
Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.
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He added that the war in Ukraine was a significant factor and said: “Humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.”