Skip to content
Menu

Ukrainian Troops Obliterate Three Russian BMPs And 25 Soldiers In The Donbas

The video shows at least one of the BMPs and some Russian soldiers being targeted by Ukrainian artillery fire.

This footage shows part of an operation that involved Ukrainian troops obliterating three Russian BMP armored personnel carriers and 25 soldiers in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.

The video shows at least one of the BMPs and some Russian soldiers being targeted by Ukrainian artillery fire.

The images were obtained from the 14th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces- also known as the 14th Mechanized Brigade named after Prince Roman the Great – on Sunday, August 14, along with a statement saying: “A good day is when we destroy three enemy BMPs and bury about 25 fortune tellers! In the Princely Infantry, the morning in the Donbas does not always start with coffee.”

Zenger News contacted the head of the public relations service of the Ground Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Major Fityo Volodymyr, who confirmed that the footage was authentic and that the information was accurate.

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

The images and statement were also relayed by the General Staff and the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Monday marks the 173rd day of the war.

Two Russian soldiers stand near camouflage net tent in the forest area of Donetsk region, Ukraine in an undated photo. Fighters of the 14th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Roman the Great claimed they destroyed three Russian tanks and approximately 25 Russian occupiers. (@14ombr/Zenger)

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 15, Russia had lost about 43,750 personnel, 1,876 tanks, 4,141 armored combat vehicles, 985 artillery units, 261 multiple launch rocket systems, 136 air defense systems, 233 warplanes, 195 helicopters, 787 drones, 187 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,044 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 92 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 last week that Russia had suffered between 70,000 and 80,000 casualties – deaths and injuries – since the beginning of its invasion.

Vladimir Putin has said that Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, according to Pyongyang state media.

Picture shows damaged Russian tank in a field area of Donetsk region, Ukraine in an undated photo. Fighters of the 14th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Roman the Great claimed they destroyed three Russian tanks and approximately 25 Russian occupiers. (@14ombr/Zenger)

Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has said that Russian soldiers who open fire at or from the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant will be targeted by Ukrainian forces. Zelensky said: “Every Russian soldier who either shoots at the plant, or shoots using the plant as cover, must understand that he becomes a special target for our intelligence agents, for our special services, for our army.”

So far, 42 countries have demanded that Russia withdraw its military forces from the nuclear power plant, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and the countries of the European Union.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned that a nuclear disaster could occur unless fighting in the vicinity ceases.

Ukraine’s military has continued strikes on strategic bridges near the city of Kherson. Ukraine has said that by doing so, it is cutting off supplies from Russian forces in the occupied city and region.

The Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom has said that over the last week Russia’s priority is likely to have been to reorganize its forces in a bid to strengthen its position in southern Ukraine.

But the U.K. MoD also said that Russia appears to be intensifying its offensive in the eastern Donbas region in what it said was likely to be an attempt to make sure that Ukraine was not able to concentrate its forces in the south to push the Russians out of Kherson.

Russian tank explodes in the forest area of Donetsk region, Ukraine in an undated photo. Fighters of the 14th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Roman the Great claimed they destroyed three Russian tanks and approximately 25 Russian occupiers. (@14ombr/Zenger)

Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s primarily state-owned energy company, has recorded record profits for the last quarter in light of the energy crisis linked to the war in Ukraine. Its profits were up 90 percent in the three months to the end of June to $48 billion.

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding said on Sunday that it had invested in Russian energy groups Gazprom, Rosneft and Lukoil between February 22 and March 22.

Countries throughout Europe have called on the European Union to block or limit short-term Schengen visas for Russian citizens. Finland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Estonia, and Ukraine have all urged new restrictions, with Poland also considering placing restrictions on Russian tourist visas.

Recommended from our partners