The video opens with aerial footage of a Russian military position in a sparsely populated part of Ukraine that is rocked by an explosion moments later.
Newsflash obtained the video from the elite Ukrainian Air Assault Forces (DShV) – the airborne forces of Ukraine – on 20th July.
The DShV said: “Paratroopers from Donetsk continue to successfully destroy the invaders and their armoured vehicles.
“The video captures the successful work of the soldiers of the 81st Airmobile Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“In particular, four units of armoured vehicles of the Russian occupiers were destroyed. We continue to perform combat tasks and defend our native Ukraine!
“Death to the Russian invaders! Together to victory! Glory to Ukraine!”
The 81st Airmobile Brigade is a brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces. It is currently deployed in Druzhkivka and Kostiantynivka, in Donetsk Oblast.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 148th day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 21st July, Russia had lost about 38,850 personnel, 1,704 tanks, 3,912 armoured combat vehicles, 859 artillery units, 251 multiple launch rocket systems, 113 air defence systems, 221 warplanes, 188 helicopters, 710 drones, 167 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,781 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 72 units of special equipment.
In related news, CIA chief William Burns said on Wednesday that there is no intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in bad health or unstable.
It has long been rumoured in Western media that President Putin, 69, has been suffering from ill health, possibly cancer.
But Mr Burns joked that the Russian president appeared “too healthy”, adding: “He is convinced that his destiny as Russia’s leader is to restore Russia as a great power.
“He believes the key to doing that is to recreate a sphere of influence in Russia’s neighbourhood and he cannot do that without controlling Ukraine”
Mr Burns said the USA believes Russia has so far lost around 15,000 soldiers in Ukraine, with some 45,000 wounded.
Washington announced on Wednesday that it would provide Ukraine with more long-range weapons.
This was despite an apparent warning from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that such an act would broaden Moscow’s military focus in Ukraine.
A report released on Wednesday by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights said Russian troops committed serious rights violations in Ukraine.
The Warsaw-based office cited cases including the shelling of a theatre in Mariupol in mid-March and of Kramatorsk train station in early April.
Both of these incidents resulted in civilian deaths and may amount to Russian war crimes, said the institution.
The report also detailed witness reports of illegal executions, detentions, abductions, and cases of torture and sexual violence.
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ukraine one shot one kill. russia 100 shots. kills bird. bird hits ukranian and kills them accidentally. russia hopeless
the whole world laughing at Russia. i thought Russia had powerful army?. nope. putin milking the russian treasury to buy 200 million dollar boats
The Sun. More like “The Black Hole”.
Not distressing at all – it's showing a good people at work ridding their land of a pestilent enemy.
If only the Ukrainians would obey Russia we would not be in this mess here in the UK our energy bill would not have skyrocketed plus always begging for handouts from other countries while it's on citizens are struggling. All I'm saying is Ukraine is f*c*ing things up for us in our countries don't give no more money to them and let them negotiate.p.s a friend of humanity
The only thing I found distressing about this is that I didn’t get to see shredded Orcs!
Looks like abandoned Ukrainian vehicles.
God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Jesus loves you✝️
SLAVA UKRAINI 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🙏🇺🇸
Russia is using grain as a hostage to blackmail the world to stop the Ukraine war. It is a waste of time to negotiate with the the Russian leadership since they will break any agreement as long as it gets what they want. Unfortunately US, NATO and EU will not be blackmailed to capitulate in Ukraine no matter how painful. To resolve this situation Russian needs to be completely defeated and driven back to their own borders. Ukraine must be accepted to NATO and EU to be the front line to defend Europe. as soon as possible. NATO should supply Ukraine fully and completely as if they are in NATO. Ukraine needs massive amounts of weapons to take offensive on multiple fronts to push the Russians back to their original border. This will take a lot of political will power but it must be done to ensure safety of future generations peaceful life. Food, energy and war is Russia's weapons of mass destruction.
Col. Douglas McGregor :"The simple truth is that Ukraine 🇺🇦 is losing the war. All this talk of capturing and recapturing territory is simply nonsense. You can't TRUST anything peddled by Kiev. Any news of supposed battlefield victory is usually debunked in minutes as lies!"
F, didn’t show anything
There are 10 times more videos of Ukrainian troops destroyed by Russian strikes. So what? How can a Ukrainian or Russian be happy about such scenes? Brothers killing brothers. You, strangers, stop cheerleading and instigating. Let Ukrainians and Russians make peace.
hatches is opened, no crew in the vehicle
I wish I had a bucket of KFC and a front row seat to watch Russian soldiers get ripped to hell. I've opened up the gates of hell their souls and of their families spend eternity in hell. I am Archangel Michael and I have spoken 72-hour deadline.
The amount of racism in these comments is shocking
Sending lot's of Blessings from the United Kingdom 🙏🏻🙌🏻💪🏻💛💙🇬🇧🇺🇦🏴🇺🇦🏴🇺🇦🏴🇺🇦🔥🔥🔥🔥
no need here for biden's wunderwaffen tochka U could have done the job
The explosions did not happen on the same spot shown at the beginning of the video. I'm for freedom and all, but Ukrainians edit the videos just like the Russians do.
US planning for scenario in which Ukrainian president would escape to Poland and set up government there
The United States and allies are preparing for the possibility that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be forced to flee the country as Russian forces close in on the capital Kyiv, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
According to the report, the US has planned for a scenario in which Zelensky will escape to neighboring Poland and form a government-in-exile there.
100% Russia gonna win I pray 🙏 god
That will leave a scar.