WAR IN UKRAINE: Ukrainians Wipe Out Russian Base Hidden In Trees

This video montage shows Russian military vehicles being turned into balls of smoke after they are spotted from the sky and then struck by Ukrainian artillery.

Newsflash obtained the footage from the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine yesterday (Wednesday, 25th May).

The 45th Separate Artillery Brigade said (in Ukrainian): “Everyday life of cannons – we crumble orcs for fertiliser.

Soldiers of the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian vehicles and equipment. (@45oabr/Newsflash)

“The video shows the chronology of the interaction between the 15th DVKR and Azov reconnaissance units and the brigade’s artillerymen. They fly – we destroy!”

The Ukrainian military frequently refers to Russian troops as “orcs” in its communications.

And the “15th DVKR” refers to the Counter-Intelligence Department of the Security Service of Ukraine.

Soldiers of the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian vehicles and equipment. (@45oabr/Newsflash)

The Ukrainian military used a reconnaissance drone to discover the positions of the Russian troops among a line of trees demarcating a field.

The artillery strikes reportedly wiped out the base of a Russian platoon and damaged several enemy infantry fighting vehicles.

The 45th Separate Artillery Brigade was created in 2014 and is based in Lviv Oblast. The brigade did not specify where in Ukraine the footage was filmed.

Soldiers of the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian vehicles and equipment. (@45oabr/Newsflash)

In other developments, Ukrainian officials said that Russian forces have attacked more than 40 towns in the eastern Donbas region.

They added that five civilians died, 12 were wounded and 47 civilian sites were destroyed or damaged in the latest attacks.

And Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that makes it easier for Ukrainians in occupied areas to become citizens of Russia.

Soldiers of the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian vehicles and equipment. (@45oabr/Newsflash)

Russia has also done away with the upper age limit for contractual service in its military.

Ukraine has called Russia’s offer to lift the blockade of its Black Sea ports in return for the lifting of some sanctions “blackmail”.

The blockade has led to shortages in wheat and cooking oil across the world.

Soldiers of the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian vehicles and equipment. (@45oabr/Newsflash)

And Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has compared former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to Nazi appeasers in 1938.

Kissinger had suggested that Ukraine should let Russia keep Crimea, which it annexed in 2014 following a disputed referendum.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what Putin initially called a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” Ukraine.

Soldiers of the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian vehicles and equipment. (@45oabr/Newsflash)

The Kremlin is still calling the invasion a “special military operation” but now says that its goal is to “protect Donbass”.

Today marks the 92nd day of the invasion.

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