Ukrainian Major Fityo Volodymyr confirmed that the footage was authentic and that the information was accurate.
Ukrainian Troops Target Russian Armored Fighting Vehicle And Soldiers
This footage shows Ukrainian troops targeting a Russian armored fighting vehicle and at least four soldiers.
The images show the vehicle driving down a dirt track with at least four soldiers in tow. The soldiers turn off the dirt track and seek shelter in a building, with the armored fighting vehicle then stopping and beginning to turn around on the dirt track.
The images then show the area being hit by Ukrainian ordnance. Four Russian soldiers are then seen attempting to flee into a field. They can then be seen being targeted as the footage ends.
The images were obtained from the 30th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, also known as the 30th Prince Konstanty Ostrogski Mechanized Brigade, on Monday, August 29, along with a statement saying: “The occupiers decided to make a stop: oh, how they guessed the place. Our tankers did a good job.”
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.
The footage was also relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Zenger News also contacted the Russian Ministry of Defense for a 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”. Tuesday marks the 188th day of the war.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 30, Russia had lost about 47,100 personnel, 1,947 tanks, 4,269 armored combat vehicles, 1,060 artillery units, 279 multiple launch rocket systems, 149 air defense systems, 234 warplanes, 203 helicopters, 844 drones, 196 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,188 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 101 units of special equipment.
Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.
Ukrainian troops are launching a counteroffensive in the southern region of Kherson, according to military officials. The spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern command, Natalia Humeniuk, said on Monday: “Today we started offensive actions in various directions, including in the Kherson region.”
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday evening: “Anyone want to know what our plans are? You won’t hear specifics from any truly responsible person. Because this is war.”
He added: “But the occupiers should know: we will drive them to the border. To our border, the line of which did not change. The occupiers know it well. If they want to survive, it is time for the Russian military to flee.
“Go home. If you are afraid to return to your home in Russia–well, let such occupiers surrender, and we will guarantee them compliance with all norms of the Geneva Conventions. If they do not listen to me, they will deal with our defenders, who will not stop until they release everything that belongs to Ukraine.”
Zelensky advisor Oleksiy Arestovych said that Ukrainian troops have broken through the defensive positions of Russian forces in several frontline areas near the city of Kherson. Arestovych said they were also targeting ferries in the Kherson region that Russian forces have been using to resupply occupied territory on the Dnieper River’s west bank.
Inspectors from the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog arrived in Kyiv on Monday night. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, said that the team will visit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is Europe’s largest, from Wednesday to Saturday. He said: “We must protect the safety and security of Ukraine’s and Europe’s biggest nuclear facility.”