Ukrainian Tank Destroyed In Ball Of Fire And Smoke After Russian Hit

This aerial video purports to show a Ukrainian tank being destroyed in a ball of smoke and fire following a Russian strike.

Newsflash obtained the footage from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation yesterday (Thursday, 28th April).

It is not clear where in Ukraine the strike took place.

Russian Forces destroyed a Ukrainian tank from the air in Ukraine, in April, 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

The Russian MoD said (in English): “The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.

“High-precision air-launched missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralised 4 military facilities of Ukraine overnight.

“The neutralised facilities include 2 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration of the enemy, 2 artillery-missile armament munitions depots near Barvenkovo and Ivanovka.

“Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralised 67 military facilities of Ukraine over the past 24 hours.

“The neutralised facilities include 2 company strongpoints, 2 large artillery-missile armament and fuel depots in Preobrazhenka and Orekhov, as well as 55 manpower and military equipment concentration points of the enemy.

Russian Forces destroyed a Ukrainian tank from the air in Ukraine, in April, 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

“The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 300 nationalists and up to 40 armoured and motor vehicles.

“Missile troops and artillery have performed 408 fire tasks overnight.

“The neutralised targets are 18 command posts and 383 manpower and Ukrainian military equipment concentration points.

“Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Su-24 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force over Nikolaevka, Lugansk People’s Republic.

“5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Veselogorovka, Zatishnoe, Novomikhaylovka, Lyubimovka and Kharkov.

Russian Forces destroyed a Ukrainian tank from the air in Ukraine, in April, 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

“In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the destroyed military equipment includes 142 aircraft, 111 helicopters, 614 unmanned aerial vehicles, 276 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,623 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 299 multiple rocket launchers, 1,146 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,431 special military motor vehicles.

“On April 27, at about 23:00 (MSK), the Ukrainian Armed Forces have launched a massive attack using Tochka-U ballistic missiles and multiple rocket launchers at residential areas of the central part of Kherson.

“The indiscriminate missile attack launched by the nationalists targeted kindergartens, schools and various social facilities in residential areas near Ushakova avenue.

“Russian air defence units have repelled the attack of the Ukrainian troops launched at the residential areas of Kherson.

Russian Forces destroyed a Ukrainian tank from the air in Ukraine, in April, 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Newsflash)

“12 high-powered projectiles of a multiple rocket launcher and 2 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles have been shot down over the city. The fragments of one of the Ukrainian Tochka-U missiles has landed in Shevchenkovsky Park.

“The Kiev nationalist regime’s indiscriminate attacks on residential areas of Izyum and Kherson are a war crime and a gross violation of international humanitarian law.”

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is now calling a “special military operation” to “protect Donbas”. The invasion is now in its 65th day.

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