This is the dramatic moment Russian tanks were annihilated by Ukrainian forces as a driver frantically climbed out of one and ran for his life.
Shocking footage shows smoke billowing from the vehicles as they erupt into fireballs after being blown up amid Vladimir Putin’s chaotic invasion.
In the first clip, a Russian tank – believed to be a T-72 – can be seen moving slowly before being obliterated by mortar fire.
As billows of black smoke fill the sky, a terrified Russian soldier is seen emerging from the tank as it bursts into flames.
He is seen scurrying away frantically as the fire engulfs the tank, likely leaving it destroyed.
Additional footage shows another Russian tank exploding after being carefully attacked by Ukrainian troops – and igniting amid a thick plume of black smoke.
Russian armed forces have lost thousands of vehicles in the war in Ukraine while Putin’s invasion continues to falter, including around 600 tanks and over 1700 other armored vehicles.
Many of their spent shells are now littering the countryside after being blown up by Kiev’s forces.
But awesome Ukrainian mechanics were also at work to fix such which can be salvaged to be used against Russian troops.
“We take trophies and use them to protect Ukraine,” he said.
“Today, the Russian troops are actually among the equipment suppliers of our army.”
While defiant Ukrainian troops continue to hold back Putin’s army in a demoralized manner According to reports, Russian troops are changing sides
In a video posted to the Telegram app, a man claiming to be a former Russian soldier says he is now part of the so-called Freedom of Russia Legion.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said by telegram on Wednesday that commanders of this new legion are visiting detained Russian soldiers to select those who will switch sides and fight in the army war for Ukraine.
A follow-up post said the “first volunteers” from the former Russian troops had “already started their training.”
Last week Soldiers in a tank drove over and killed their brigade commanderColonel Yuri Medvedev.
Meanwhile, a British spy chief has revealed that mutinous Russian forces are sabotaging their weapons and refusing to obey orders while the Red Army dies.
More than 17,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since Putin ordered his butchers to invade on February 24, according to Ukrainian officials.
Putin “massively misjudged” how would be difficult to conquer Ukraine but he is intent on his “personal war” – even if his ill-fed and armed soldiers give up.
Narrating footage shown desperate conscripts complaining about being “thrown in the shit” with 1940s rifles that don’t work.
Airplanes were accidentally shot down by friendly fire and of Russia “Command and control are in chaos,” said GCHQ chief Sir Jeremy Fleming.
Russian troops have met fierce resistance and have been bogged down and pushed back.
The strategically important city Trostianets in the northeast was recaptured, the occupying soldiers fled, leaving their uniforms behind.
But Putin’s fearful generals are hiding the scale of the battlefield casualties from him as what was intended to be a blitzkrieg continues.
By intercepting phone calls, messages and emails, GCHQ eavesdroppers have picked up gossip of mutiny and discord within the ranks.
Sir Jeremy told an audience in Canberra: Australia: “We know that Putin’s election campaign is plagued by problems – low morale, logistical errors and high Russian casualties. We have seen Putin lie to his own people to hide military incompetence.
“We have seen Russian soldiers – without weapons or morals – refusing to obey orders, sabotaging their own equipment and even accidentally shooting down their own planes.”
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