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Ukrainian ‘Omega’ Special Forces Take On Russian Troops In Occupied Donetsk

The footage was obtained from the National Guard of Ukraine on Wednesday, August 3. 

This footage shows Ukrainian ‘Omega’ special forces taking on Russian troops in occupied Donetsk.

The images show the special forces unit flying low in the sky in helicopters. The footage then shows them trekking through a forested area.

They can then be seen shooting at unseen Russian soldiers, with the footage then showing them blowing up Russian military equipment.

The special forces soldiers can then also be seen lying in a forested area waiting in ambush. The images then show Ukrainian soldiers on a rope dangling from a helicopter as it flies in the sky before the footage ends.

The footage was obtained from the National Guard of Ukraine on Wednesday, August 3, along with a statement saying: “They do not have heavy weapons, but they can quietly and imperceptibly go behind the enemy’s back.

“Soldiers of the National Guard special forces unit ‘Omega’ showed a small part of their work in the Donetsk region.”

The images and information were also relayed by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

And Anton Herashchenko, 43, an adviser and a former deputy minister at the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, said: “Rashists, get your black bags ready! Special forces detachment ‘Omega’ is already out for your souls (not that you have them).”

Soldier of Ukrainian special unit Omega goes through a forest in Donetsk region, Ukraine in an undated photo. The unit Omega is a special forces detachment of the National Guard of Ukraine. (@NGUmainpage/Zenger)

The ‘Omega’ unit is a special forces unit that is part of the National Guard of Ukraine.

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 Armed Forces of Ukraine 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.

Picture shows helicopters of Ukrainian special unit Omega in Donetsk region, Ukraine in an undated photo. The unit Omega is a special forces detachment of the National Guard of Ukraine. (@NGUmainpage/Zenger)

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.

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