Pictures released by Ukrainian military officials reportedly show the moment Ukrainian forces found and destroyed a Russian self-propelled artillery unit hiding among some trees.
The footage, which appears to be sped up, begins with an explosion in what appears to be a small village, then the camera apparently looks for a target. He soon recognizes a hostile vehicle that has been described as a self-propelled artillery unit.
With artillery shells falling near it, Ukrainian forces appear to be opening fire. In the end, one of them seemed to score a direct hit, blasting the enemy unit to bits.
It’s unclear where exactly the photos were taken in Ukraine, but the footage was obtained Wednesday from the 40th Separate Artillery Brigade, officially the “40th Separate Artillery Brigade named after Grand Duke Vitotas,” the Strategic Communications Department of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The 40th Separate Artillery Brigade is usually stationed in Pervomaisk, a city in the Mykolaiv Oblast in southern Ukraine.
The Strategic Communications Department (Stratcom) said the footage showed “the 40th separate artillery brigade, named after the Grand Duke, destroying the occupiers’ self-propelled artillery.”
Self-propelled artillery units are usually mobile military vehicles that look like tanks but have much longer guns. They often have caterpillar tracks but are usually involved in long range bombing support operations when they are on the battlefield.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation”. Wednesday marks the 119th day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 22, Russia lost about 34,230 personnel, 1,496 tanks, 3,614 armored combat vehicles, 752 artillery units, 239 multiple launch missile systems, 99 air defense systems and 216 warplanes. 182 helicopters, 614 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,543 vehicles and fuel tankers, 60 units of special equipment.
The Ukrainian army said that Air raids on Zmiinyi Islandalso known as Snake Island, causing “significant losses” to Russian forces there in an operation it says is continuing.
Russia Conducted an anti-ship missile maneuver This week in the Baltic Sea amid rising tensions with NATO Member of Lithuania after the latter country banned the transit of goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
Press Secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow’s response to Lithuania banning the transit of goods, approved by European UnionKaliningrad will not only be diplomatic, but also practical.
Ukrainian forces said it was He succeeded in thwarting new Russian attempts to advance into the Kharkiv region in northeastern Ukraine, but Russian forces captured several settlements near Lyschansk and Severodonetsk, where 568 civilians are believed to be still sheltering at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk.
Irina Verychuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, urged local residents to Kherson region On the evacuation, to help the Ukrainian forces “remove the occupation” of the area.
British intelligence claimed that the pro-Russian so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) may have lost about 55 percent of its original forces.
Zelensky said a “historic week” has begun as Kyiv awaits a decision from Brussels on its status as a candidate for EU membership, and the EU is expected to approve the application by the end of the week.
This comes after the European Parliament adopted a resolution on June 8, recommending that European Union Grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country for membership in the European Union. 438 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, against 65 votes against and 94 abstained.
Speaking to the African Union on Monday, Zelensky also accused Russia of holding Africa “hostage” over shortages of grain and fertilizer.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zinger news.
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