Dramatic moment Brit and US volunteer soldiers blow up Russian tank with rocket launcher in another blow for Putin
THIS is the dramatic moment Brit and US volunteer soldiers blew up a Russian tank with a rocket launcher in another blow for Vladimir Putin.
The heart-stopping footage shows well-trained troops snaking through Ukrainian bushland before facing the tank head on and blowing it to pieces.
What appears to be four soldiers sporting Ukrainian uniforms with US and Brit accents move through bushlands as they approach a Russian BTR-80 APC manoeuvring in an empty field, in the clip that surfaced on Twitter.
Two men with launchers, one being a RGW-90 HH launcher, kneel and fire a rocket that directly hits the Russian tank.
The men bolt back into the bushes before the heavy piece of military kit speeds off and explodes in nearby bushes.
Observers claims the impact, though appearing minor at first, set off the tank's live ammunition, causing it explode.
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It comes as incredible PoV footage shows the remarkable moment a Ukrainian kamikaze drone smashes into a Russian tank, sending it into a fireball blast as its crew reportedly tucked into a picnic.
Fresh footage obtained from the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine showed defenders blasting a Russian tank as fighters are said to have been sitting on top boozing.
A spokesman for the force said: "SSO operators in Ukraine have developed skills in owning another type of modern weapon.
"An example of this is another destruction of an enemy tank along with the enemy's manpower.
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"According to our soldiers, the Russian occupiers were quietly drinking alcohol at one of the positions, sitting on the armour of their tank.
"However, the usual Russian occupation was abruptly interrupted by an unexpected attack from the air."
The force said they used a "modern kamikaze drone equipped with a powerful explosive" to target the tank.
It suffered "irreparable damage" after the deadly device "flew straight into the tank" – with the attack filmed by a camera on the "killer drone".
As the war rages into its fourth month, streets in Ukraine have become a graveyard for Russian machinery – with burnt-out tanks and vehicles littering the landscape.
In another incredible clip, a Russian T-90M war machine explodes in an enormous fireball during fighting in the east of Ukraine.
At the start of the video, smoke and flames can be seen rising from several other spots along the country line, implying it was filmed in the midst of a fierce firefight.
Suddenly, a stationary tank is obliterated by a rocket strike, sending fire and bits of metal leaping into the sky.
In a further humiliation for the Kremlin, the multi-million-pound tank was reportedly wiped out by a rocket launcher worth just £18,000.
The AFU General Staff said Russia had lost about 29,750 troops between February 24, when Putin ordered his troops into Ukraine, and May 27.
It added that Russia had also lost 1,322 tanks, 3,246 armoured fighting vehicles, 623 artillery systems, 201 multiple launch rocket systems, 93 anti-aircraft systems, 206 aircraft, 170 helicopters, 2,226 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 503 unmanned aerial vehicles, 48 units of special equipment and 1125cruise missiles over the same period.
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Putin had expected to roll over Ukraine in a matter of days, but instead his forces have found themselves pushed all the way back into Russia.
Ukrainian troops have been fighting tooth and claw as they defend their country against the invaders.
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