TREESILY FOUND: Russian Unit Hiding In Trees Wiped Out In Artillery Strike

A Russian military unit was apparently destroyed by Ukrainian artillery after it was found hiding in the only cover for miles.

The Russian armour and troops had been holed up on a line of trees surrounded by fields on all sides.

So when a Ukrainian drone came looking for targets, the Russians looked to be sitting ducks.

Russian military vehicles and equipment destroyed in huge explosions by the 28 Separate Mechanized Brigade in May 2022. (@28brigade/Newsflash)

Video footage of the strike shows that within seconds a furious fusillade hammered down on the line of vehicles and men.

At one point a vehicle blew itself to pieces as the ammunition it was carrying apparently exploded.

The 28th Mechanized Brigade, named after the Knights of the First Winter Campaign, a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, boasted that their “eyes are everywhere” and they are able to take out the enemy from any position.

Russian military vehicles and equipment destroyed in huge explosions by the 28 Separate Mechanized Brigade in May 2022. ( @28brigade/Newsflash)

The Ukrainian brigade stated on 11th May: “Trying to hide from our knights, the occupiers forgot two truths: our eyes are everywhere, and our weapons will get them even from the ground.”

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.

Russian military vehicles and equipment destroyed in huge explosions by the 28 Separate Mechanized Brigade in May 2022. ( @28brigade/Newsflash)

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.

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.

Russian military vehicles and equipment destroyed in huge explosions by the 28 Separate Mechanized Brigade in May 2022. (@28brigade/Newsflash)

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that the Russian blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports threatens global food supplies.

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