The gruesome results of a terrifying missile strike on a Russian tank unit have been revealed by shocking drone footage.
Bodies lay scattered across the ground and the burned out remains of Russian armour can be seen.
And some tanks look as if they have been literally blown to pieces leaving scrap metal and parts scattered across a field.
The 30th Mechanized Brigade, named after Prince Konstanty Ostrogski, a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, said their coordinated work helped to destroy those “parading in the ‘little country’”.
The Ukrainian brigade said on 10th May: “Enemy troops tried to capture our land, but the land captured them along with their tanks and other junk.”
The drone footage shows missiles being dropped in the rural area before zooming in on several dead Russian soldiers and destroyed armoured vehicles.
It is unclear when and where in Ukraine the attack took place.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 77th day of the campaign.
From 24th February to 11th May, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 26,350 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,187 tanks, 2,856 armoured fighting vehicles, 528 artillery systems, 185 multiple launch rocket systems, 87 anti-aircraft systems, 199 warplanes, 160 helicopters, 1,997 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 12 vessels, 390 unmanned aerial vehicles, 41 units of special equipment and 94 cruise missiles.
The latest statistics come as the US House of Representatives agrees to President Joe Biden’s request for extra cash for Ukraine. He said that without the USD 40 billion aid package the fund would run dry, and it was approved yesterday to help Ukraine fight back against Russia in what is now a three-month-old invasion.
Legislators approved the Ukraine bill by 368 votes to 57 and the cash will be used to give military and economic assistance, as well as funding the work of regional allies. The bill now heads to the Senate which is expected to also quickly react before the existing money runs out later this month.
This week, Vladimir Putin addressed a huge military parade on Red Square in Moscow to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany at the hands of the Soviet Union in World War II.
The Russian President used his speech to claim that Russian troops in eastern Ukraine were “defending the motherland”. He also said that the “special military operation” in Ukraine was necessary and was provoked by the West.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that the Russian blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports threatens global food supplies.