Aerial Video Reveals Russian Tank Obliterated on Battlefield: Ukraine

Aerial footage posted to Twitter on Sunday from the Protection of Ukraine exhibits a Russian tank being obliterated by Ukrainian troops on the battlefield.

Within the video, a tank is visibly on hearth with smoke popping out of its prime. Almost 25 seconds into the video, the tank then explodes.

“The listing of issues you may watch perpetually has been formally prolonged. Quantity 4 is russian tanks being exploded,” the Protection of Ukraine tweeted, who added that the video was taken by the 72nd Mechanized Brigade. The video has been considered over 70,000 occasions as of Sunday afternoon.

Sunday’s video comes greater than a 12 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Though Putin initially hoped for a fast victory over Kyiv, which has a smaller army than Russia, Ukraine responded with a stronger-than-anticipated protection effort that has been bolstered by Western army support, blunting Putin’s forces.

In the meantime, related posts final week confirmed Russian tanks getting demolished by Ukrainian forces. One video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, reportedly confirmed 5 Russian tanks being blown up on the battlefield.

“American weapon in Ukrainian arms works wonders,” the Ukrainian Ministry of Protection (MOD) mentioned on the time.

As well as, Ukraine’s Minister of Protection, Oleskii Reznikov, took to Twitter final month to debate Ukraine’s precision in demolishing Russian tanks and spoke about them being positioned in metropolis facilities as a “image.”

“Russian tanks, which have been destroyed by [Ukrainian] troopers, are being exhibited in Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius. It is a image: extra destroyed [Russian] tanks – much less threats to Europe. I thank my colleagues Inara Murniece, Hanna Pevkur, Arvydas Anusauskas for his or her honest help and efficient cooperation,” he tweeted.

A Ukrainian tank drives down a road within the closely broken city of Siversk on January 21 in Siversk, Ukraine. Inset, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks on February 24 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Aerial footage posted to Twitter on Sunday from the Protection of Ukraine exhibits a Russian tank being obliterated by Ukrainian troops on the battlefield. (Picture by Spencer Platt/Getty Photos) / (Picture by Yan Dobronosov/World Photos Ukraine by way of Getty Photos)

In the meantime, Reznikov’s Estonian counterpart, Hanno Pevkur, additionally commented final month on the show of damaged Russian tanks, and tweeted: “Each Russian tank destroyed in Ukraine is one Russian tank much less behind Estonian border. We’ll proceed our help to Ukraine with extra information to come back quickly!”

Pevkur has repeatedly outlined the necessity for worldwide help for Ukraine who “are preventing not just for themselves, however for the free world.”

“It’s our job to elucidate why we help and will proceed to help Ukraine, as a result of that is our battle too, it’s a battle for a rules-based world,” he mentioned in an interview final November. Estonia shares a border with Russia alongside the japanese facet of the nation.

In line with the Common Workers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Sunday, the overall variety of Russian tanks misplaced from February 24 to March 5 is 3,414. The Common Workers additionally mentioned that the variety of Russian personnel misplaced on account of Putin’s invasion climbed to 153,120 individuals. Newsweek couldn’t independently confirm these numbers, nonetheless.

Rajan Menon, the director for the Grand Technique Program at Protection Priorities, informed Newsweek on Sunday, “Even official Ukrainian statements concerning the artillery alternate ratio between Russia and Ukraine level to the large Russian benefit, so there is not any signal that Russia is dealing with a scarcity but or will anytime quickly.”

Menon added: “Then again, Ukraine has made pressing request for the West to ship extra artillery shells urgently. As for armor, Russia losses have certainly been very excessive. What we do not have a great repair on nonetheless is lengthy it can take earlier than shortfalls start to manifest themselves and the way a lot Western armor Ukraine will obtain and when.”

On Friday, President Joe Biden introduced one other support package deal for Ukraine that’s valued as much as $400 million. Included within the package deal shall be extra ammunition and help gear for Ukraine’s precision fires, artillery, and armored car operations, in accordance with the Division of Protection (DOD).

In whole, Biden has despatched greater than $32 billion in support Ukraine amid Russian’s full-scale invasion.

Replace 3/5/2023, 3:16 p.m. ET: This text has been up to date with remark from Rajan Menon.