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Ukrainian Artillery Marines Pound Russian Positions On The Battlefield

The images were obtained from the 406th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy on Tuesday, August 9.

Ukrainian marines deployed artillery equipment on the battlefield and shelled Russian positions, as these images show.

The video was recorded somewhere on the Ukrainian frontline and shows the soldiers getting their equipment ready before the footage cuts to Russian military vehicles – their targets.

Soldiers can then be seen leaving messages on artillery ammunition before repeatedly firing on the Russian positions from a sunflower field and from other locations.

The footage then shows the impacts of the artillery rounds, with the Russian military vehicles being hit.

The images were obtained from the 406th Separate Artillery Brigade named after Colonel-General Oleksiy Almazov of the Ukrainian Navy on Tuesday, August 9, along with a statement saying: “The 406th Separate Artillery Brigade named after Colonel-General Oleksiy Almazov showed how it destroys the Russian invaders!

“Glory to Ukraine! Victory will be ours!”

Zenger News contacted the Ukrainian Navy for additional comment and they confirmed that the footage was authentic and the information accurate.

The images were relayed by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The General staff said that the footage showed combat operations being carried out by artillerymen from the Ukrainian marines.

Fighters from the 406th Separate Artillery Brigade fires from artillery on Russian military positions on a battlefield in Ukraine in undated footage. Ukraine has been making good use of Western artillery deliveries to target Russian soldiers and infrastructure at greater distances.  (@406oabr/Zenger)

Zenger News also contacted the Russian Ministry for further comment, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Wednesday marks the 168th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 10, Russia had lost about 42,800 personnel, 1,832 tanks, 4,086 armored combat vehicles, 971 artillery units, 261 multiple launch rocket systems, 133 air defense systems, 232 warplanes, 193 helicopters, 766 drones, 185 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,005 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 89 units of special equipment.

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures. The Pentagon said on Monday that Russia has suffered between 70,000 and 80,000 casualties – deaths and injuries – since the beginning of its invasion.

Several large explosions have taken place at a large Russian air base in Crimea, far from the front lines. It is currently unclear if the air base was targeted by Ukrainian weaponry. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has vowed to liberate Crimea. He said: “This Russian war against Ukraine and against the entire free Europe began with Crimea and must end with Crimea – with its liberation.”

But an adviser to President Zelensky, Mikhail Podolyak, has said that Ukraine is not taking responsibility for the explosions.

Petro Kotin, the head of Energoatom, Ukraine’s state nuclear power firm, has warned of “very high” risks associated with shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, which is currently under Russian control.

Fighters from the 406th Separate Artillery Brigade fires from artillery on Russian military positions on a battlefield in Ukraine in undated footage. Ukraine has been making good use of Western artillery deliveries to target Russian soldiers and infrastructure at greater distances. (@406oabr/Zenger)

Kotin has requested that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant – Europe’s largest – be made a military-free zone and has warned of the risk of a nuclear disaster like that seen at Chernobyl.

Energoatom has said that Russian forces are currently in the process of redirecting the nuclear power plant’s electricity production to Crimea, to connect it to the Russian grid and disconnect it from the Ukrainian grid.

Estonia and Finland want European countries to stop giving tourist visas to Russian citizens, arguing that they should not be able to go on vacation in Europe while the Kremlin’s soldiers are in Ukraine. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said that “visiting Europe is a privilege, not a human right” and that it was time to “end tourism from Russia now”.

U.S. President Joe Biden has signed documents that endorse Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO.

Twelve ships have now left Ukrainian ports under a deal brokered between Ukraine and Russia by the United Nations and Turkey.

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