This is the moment Ukrainian troops blow up a Russian ‘Z’ tank with a rocket-propelled grenade in a heavily-shelled town.
The 4th Rapid Reaction Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine said on 20th April: “Demilitarization of the occupier in the conditions of a close city battle. Soldiers of our brigade lined up the enemy’s BMP (infantry fighting vehicle) with crew with a shot from the RPG (rocket-propelled grenade).”
The Ukrainian brigade added: “Professionalism saves. Ukraine will win.”
In the footage, the Russian ‘Z’ tank is seen stationary on a street in a bombed-out Ukrainian town.
The scene cuts and the fighting vehicle is seen in flames after apparently taking a direct hit from the rocket-propelled grenade.
Russia invaded their neighbours Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin called a “special military operation”.
Today marks the 57th day of the invasion. From 24th February to 20th April, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at 21,000 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 829 battle tanks, 2,118 combat armoured vehicles, 393 artillery systems, 136 MLR systems, 67 anti-aircraft systems, 172 warplanes, 151 helicopters, 1,508 vehicles, 8 vessels, 76 fuel tank trucks, 166 operational-tactical level UAVs, 27 units of special equipment, and four mobile SRBM systems.
The United States has provided a large number of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine. Russia has also been hit hard by international sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine, with its tank production chain said to be plagued by supply shortages.