WAR IN UKRAINE: Missiles Rain Down On Russian Tank Column

This is the moment Ukrainian missiles rain down on a column of Russian tanks in a field.

In the footage, the column of tanks is seen rolling along a country lane in a field as missiles rain down around them.

Russian soldiers apparently abandon their armoured vehicles and run for cover in the nearby trees as the Ukrainian forces continue to blitz the surrounding area.

Destruction of the Russian column from a bird’s eye view. (@UkrainianLandForces/Newsflash)

The Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said on 1st June: “Destruction of the occupier’s column from a bird’s eye view.”

The Ukrainian military did not state where or when the attack took place.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 98th day of the campaign.

Destruction of the Russian column from a bird’s eye view. (@UkrainianLandForces/Newsflash)

From 24th February to 1st June, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 30,700 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,361 tanks, 3,343 armoured fighting vehicles, 659 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 94 anti-aircraft systems, 208 warplanes, 175 helicopters, 2,290 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 519 unmanned aerial vehicles, 49 units of special equipment, and 120 cruise missiles.

In recent news, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called Russian strikes on a nitric acid tank in the besieged eastern city of Sievierodonetsk “madness”.

Destruction of the Russian column from a bird’s eye view. (@UkrainianLandForces/Newsflash)

Residents of Sievierodonetsk have been warned to remain in bomb shelters and to prepare masks to protect against toxic fumes as the fighting intensifies.

Analysts say up to 70 per cent of the city is now controlled by invading Russian forces, with almost all critical infrastructure and housing destroyed.

United States President Joe Biden said he will send Kyiv more advanced rocket systems that will help to strike enemy forces from a longer distance.

Destruction of the Russian column from a bird’s eye view. (@UkrainianLandForces/Newsflash)

These rocket systems have double the range of the rocket systems used by Russian forces and are said to be much more accurate.

And European Union leaders reached an agreement to ban 90 per cent of oil imports from Russia, but they remain undecided on gas imports.

Despite setbacks in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian troops have made advances in Kherson in the south and around Kharkiv in the north-east.

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