The footage was obtained from the 503rd Separate Marine Corps Battalion of the Ukrainian Naval Forces on Friday.
Moment Ukrainian Marines Ambush And Take Out Group Of Russian Soldiers
This is the moment Ukrainian marines successfully ambush and take out a group of Russian soldiers.
The footage shows a group of Russian soldiers approaching a partially destroyed building. They can be seen making their way inside before more soldiers arrive and pile into the building.
The building is then hit by Ukrainian ordnance, blowing it up and causing a large plume of smoke to rise into the air.
A lone soldier can be seen fleeing from the bombed-out building. Further ordnance hits the terrain around the building as the footage ends.
The footage was obtained from the 503rd Separate Marine Corps Battalion of the Ukrainian Naval Forces on Friday, August 5, along with a statement saying: “We work according to the old proven scheme: ‘See – shoot!'”
They also said: “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Marines!”
The images were relayed by the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along with a short statement saying that the video shows how “the marines waited until the Russian occupiers gathered in the building – and ‘poured in’ there.”
Zenger News contacted the National Guard 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 163rd day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the 503rd Separate Marine Corps Battalion reported that between February 24 and August 5, Russia had lost about 41,650 personnel, 1,792 tanks, 4,032 armored combat vehicles, 950 artillery units, 260 multiple launch rocket systems, 123 air defense systems, 223 warplanes, 191 helicopters, 742 drones, 182 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,964 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.
Ukraine has acknowledged Russia’s “partial success” in the Donbas region in recent days. Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, said the pressure the country’s troops are under in the region is “hell”.
Ukraine has recaptured two villages near the city of Sloviansk, according to General Oleksiy Hromov, but they were also forced to abandon a coal mine considered a strategic defensive position, with Ukrainian troops pushed back to the Avdiivka outskirts.
Hromov said on Thursday that Moscow could launch a major offensive in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine in a bid to counteract Ukrainian momentum there, as Kyiv has been building up forces to take back the region.
Most of the Kherson region is occupied by Russian forces after it captured key areas at the beginning of the war, but Ukraine has been putting together a counter-offensive to take back territory.
Three more grain ships have been greenlit to leave Ukrainian ports on Friday as part of an international deal to unblock grain exports and mitigate the global food crisis.
The ships will head to Turkey, Ireland and the U.K. The first grain ship exporting food from Ukraine under a deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations reached Turkey on August 2 after setting out from the port of Odesa. It was the first of 27 ships planned so far.
Canada’s Defense Minister Anita Anand has said that Canada is sending 225 troops to the U.K. to train Ukrainian recruits. Canada has trained 33,000 Ukrainians since 2015 but had put some parts of its training programs on hold in February.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that members are working with defense companies to make sure supplies of weaponry and equipment to Ukraine increase in preparation of a lengthy conflict with Russia.