Images released by Ukrainian military officials reportedly show the moment Ukrainian forces located and destroyed a Russian self-propelled artillery unit hidden among some trees.
The footage, which appears to be increasingly magnified, begins with an explosion that takes place in a small village, with the camera then apparently looking for a target. It soon identifies an enemy vehicle, described as a self-propelled artillery unit.
With artillery shells landing near it, the Ukrainian army fires again. Eventually, one of them is seen delivering a direct hit, killing the enemy unit.
It is unclear where exactly the images were filmed in Ukraine, but the footage was obtained on Wednesday from the 40th Separate Artillery Brigade, officially “40th Separate Artillery Brigade named after Grand Duke Vytautas” and Ukrainian Department of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces.
The 40th Separate Artillery Brigade is generally based in Pervomysk, a city in the Mykolaiv Oblast Region of southern Ukraine.
The Strategic Communications Department (Stratcom) said the footage showed “the 40th Separate Artillery Brigade, named after the Grand Duke, destroyed the occupants’ self-propelled artillery.”
Self-propelled artillery units are typically mobile military vehicles that look like tanks but have very long guns. They often have caterpillar tracks but usually participate in long-range bombing support operations on the battlefield.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation”. Wednesday is the 119th day of the attack.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 22, Russia had approximately 34,230 personnel, 1,496 tanks, 3,614 armored fighting vehicles, 752 artillery units, 239 multiple launch rocket systems, 99 air defense systems, 216 warplanes. had lost it. , 182 helicopters, 614 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,543 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 60 units of specialized equipment.
The Ukrainian military said it has launched airstrikes on the landlocked island, also known as Snake Island, causing “significant losses” to Russia’s military in an operation it says is underway.
Russia this week conducted an anti-ship missile exercise in the Baltic Sea amid rising tensions with NATO member Lithuania, as the latter country blocked the transit of goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
Russian Foreign Ministry press secretary Maria Zakharova said Moscow’s response to a ban on the transit of EU-sanctioned goods by Lithuania to Kaliningrad would be not only diplomatic, but practical.
Ukrainian forces have stated that they are successfully thwarting new Russian attempts to advance into the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine, but Russian forces have captured several settlements near Lischensk and Severodonetsk, believed to be 568 civilians. It is said that they are still sheltering at the Azot chemical plant in Severodnetsk.
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reunification of Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk has urged the local people of the Kherson region to evacuate to help Ukrainian forces in “de-occupied” the area.
British intelligence has 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 Brussels’ decision about its EU candidate status, with the EU expected to approve the application by the end of the week.
This comes after the European Parliament adopted a resolution on 8 June recommending that the EU grant Ukraine candidate country status for EU membership. Some 438 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the proposal, with 65 voting against and 94 abstaining.
Zelensky, speaking to the African Union on Monday, also accused Russia of holding Africa “hostage” over grain and fertilizer shortages.
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