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A video captured the moment when a huge ball of fire engulfs a Russian tank, after Ukrainian paratroopers launched an attack on the unit. and detonate its ammunition on board.
The Ukrainian army reported that the attack was carried out by members of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forceswhich has BMD-1 and BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicles in its inventory.
The 25th Airborne Brigade carried out the attack in Ukraine’s central-eastern region of Sicheslav Oblast.
Here the images of the Ukrainian attack on the Russian target:
The Ukrainian Armed Forces Assault Troops Command shared the video clip with the message: “This is how the Sicheslav paratroopers destroy the Russian occupiers along with their armored vehicles.”
“The result: a destroyed BMP-1 tank, detonation of ammunition and fried enemies! Together to victory! DShV Always first! Glory to Ukraine!”
In the footage, a large ball of fire is seen rising into the sky after paratroopers shell a Russian tank next to a house.
Meanwhile, the missiles are fired into the air as the tank’s ammunition apparently detonates in the flames.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin continues to call a “special military operation.” Today marks day 84 of the campaign.
From February 24 to May 18, the total combat losses of Russian troops amount to about 28,300 troops, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s first war crimes trial of Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, accused of killing an unarmed civilian, is set to resume in kyiv.
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