Moment Ukrainian Mechanised Brigade Fires Artillery In Nighttime Operation Against Russian Invaders

These images show the Ukrainian 30th Separate Mechanised Brigade opening fire with artillery on Russian positions at night to “greet” the invading forces “warmly”.

The exact location where the images were shot was not revealed, but the 30th Separate Mechanised Brigade is reportedly performing combat operations in the contested Donetsk region, in eastern Ukraine, and is headquartered in the city of Novohrad-Volynskyi, in the Zhytomyr region of northern Ukraine.

The 30th Separate Mechanised Brigade said that it was looking forward to reading about “the enemy’s losses” in reports the following day, signing off in Ukrainian with the now famous slogan “Slava Ukraini!” (“Glory to Ukraine!”), as well as “Death to the enemies!”

Soldiers of the 30th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Konstantin Ostrozky firring with the artillery on the Russian invaders in Ukraine. (@30brigade/Newsflash)

The footage was obtained by Newsflash from the 30th Mechanised Brigade, which bears the honorific title “Prince Constantine of Ostroh”, along with a statement on Tuesday evening (15th March).

The statement said: “Soldiers of the 30th Separate Mechanised Brigade, named after Prince Constantine of Ostroh, do not give the Russian invaders any chance to survive.

“These uninvited guests stopped for a night’s rest, so our artillerymen greeted them warmly.

Soldiers of the 30th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Konstantin Ostrozky firring with the artillery on the Russian invaders in Ukraine. (@30brigade/Newsflash)

“We will read about the enemy’s losses tomorrow in the daily reports!

“Glory to Ukraine! Death to the enemies!”

The 30th Mechanised Brigade can trace its history at least to World War II, when it initially served as a Soviet cavalry unit before being converted into a mechanised division in 1945. It became part of the Ukrainian military in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed.

Soldiers of the 30th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Konstantin Ostrozky firring with the artillery on the Russian invaders in Ukraine. (@30brigade/Newsflash)

It ditched all its Soviet decorations and references in 2015. In 2018, by presidential decree (under the government of Petro Poroshenko), it was given a new honorific title, “Prince Constantine of Ostroh”, in reference to Konstanty Ostrogski, a famous military leader and Lithuanian prince who took part in numerous successful military campaigns against Tatars and the Grand Duchy of Moscow at the end of the 15th Century.

He went on to take part in other victorious military campaigns against Russia.

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