This is the moment a Russian tank trundles over an icy stream in a battle-scarred snow-covered village and is then blown to bits in a huge fireball by a Ukrainian missile.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shared the images on social media on 15th March with the message: “Ukrainian paratroopers are versatile soldiers. The Russian occupiers’ tank flew over Ukrainian land in a very picturesque way. We are a masterful people, we will collect it, melt it and make something useful with it.”
The Ukrainian Armed Forces did not state where the tank attack took place.
In the drone footage, a bomb is seen exploding in the background as the camera pans across a snow-covered Ukrainian village, which has apparently been left dilapidated by fighting, and focuses on the tank crossing the icy stream.
Just as the tank makes it to the other side, a missile hits the armoured vehicle and it is apparently blown to bits in a huge fireball.
The tank is seen burning brightly as parts fly in all directions and black smoke fills the air.
On 24th February, Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” the sovereign European state.
The invasion has caused millions of people to flee the country in what has become Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II.
Meanwhile, a 40-mile-long Russian military convoy is currently closing in on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. However, it has remained stalled to the north of the city for over a week.
Today marks the 21st day since Russia invaded its neighbouring nation.