This is the moment Ukrainian Border Guards shell a Russian unit in a Donetsk village.
The National Guard of Ukraine said they destroyed four BTR-82 armoured personnel carriers, two MT-LB armoured vehicles, a T-72 battle tank, and a BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle.
The Ukrainian military added that they also “found” around 20 Russian soldiers with the equipment in the village in the Donetsk region.
The National Guard of Ukraine said on 4th June: “Guards destroyed the enemy’s BMP and almost the entire platoon of occupiers in the Donetsk region. Seven more units of enemy military equipment were disabled.
“Invaders who are constantly trying to take control of Ukrainian lands were forced to hide in the bushes, but it did not help them. This is not the first time the National Guard’s mortar battery was hiding with the occupier, and this time it ‘found’ about 20 Russian soldiers as well as 8 units of military equipment.
“Four BTR-82s, two MTLBs and one T-72 have been shut down, and one BMP-2 will never be able to hurt Ukrainian land again.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 104th day of the campaign.
From 24th February to 6th June, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 31,250 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,386 tanks, 3,400 armoured fighting vehicles, 690 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 211 warplanes, 176 helicopters, 2,395 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 551 unmanned aerial vehicles, 53 units of special equipment, and 125 cruise missiles.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Centre for Strategic Communications (StratCom) claimed on 6th June that Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov was killed in a battle near Popasna in the Luhansk region.
StratCom said: “Exclusive. Meet. Commander of the DNR’s 1st Army Corps (of the orcs), Major General Roman Kutuzov has been officially denazified and demilitarized”.
In related news, the United Kingdom has announced that it is sending its first long-range missiles to Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.
Russian missiles struck Kyiv on Sunday in the first assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.