Ukrainian tanks reportedly took out two Russian multiple rocket launcher vehicles as well as two special missile transporters.
The multiple rocket launcher vehicles were reportedly BM-27 Uragans, while the special missile transporters were TZM-Ts.
The footage appears to show Ukrainian tanks blowing up the Russian military vehicles during an intense battle, causing a large plume of smoke to rise into the air. Thick smoke quickly rises, with the vehicles burning intensely on the ground.
The video then cuts to what appears to be aftermath footage showing the destroyed vehicles.
It is currently unclear where exactly in Ukraine the images were filmed but they were obtained from the 28th Mechanized Brigade – officially the 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Knights of the First Winter Campaign – on Monday, along with a statement saying: “The 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Knights of the First Winter Campaign does not stop destroying the enemy.
“Two ‘Uragans’ and two [TZM-Ts] made a gesture of goodwill and dissolved into molecules!”
The information was also relayed by the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security, a governmental organization created under the umbrella of the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Information, along with a statement saying: “The Ukrainian Knights aptly turn the occupiers’ equipment into scrap.
“The 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after the Knights of the First Winter Campaign ‘undermined’ two ‘Uragans’ and two transport and loading vehicles of the invaders. They made a gesture of goodwill and dissolved.”
The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed that their withdrawal from Snake Island was planned as a “gesture of goodwill.” The Ukrainian forces had shelled their positions for days and now appear to be using the quote as a euphemism for a retreat.
Zenger News contacted the 28th Mechanized Brigade for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation.” Tuesday marks the 132nd day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 5, Russia had lost about 36,350 personnel, 1,594 tanks, 3,772 armored combat vehicles, 806 artillery units, 247 multiple launch rocket systems, 105 air defense systems, 217 warplanes , 187 helicopters, 660 drones, 144 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,634 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 65 units of special equipment.
Other developments in the Russia-Ukraine war:
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing his advantage after his forces captured the Ukrainian city of Lysychansk, in the eastern Luhansk Oblast region, ordering Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to continue the offensive.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainian forces would retake the city “thanks to the increase in the supply of modern weapons.”
Luhansk’s regional governor Serhiy Haidai said that Ukraine’s troops have now moved to new fortified positions. He pleaded for more weapons from Ukraine’s allies to help fight Russia’s current advantage.
The governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast region in central-eastern Ukraine, Valentyn Reznichenko, has said that Russian forces targeted the region with seven missiles during the night of July 4 to 5, with Ukrainian forces downing six of them. The seventh missile hit a residential area and damaged homes, with no reports of casualties so far.
The strategically situated Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, which has Dnipro as its capital, borders the Kharkiv Oblast to the north, the Donetsk Oblast to the east, the Kherson Oblast to the south and the Mykolaiv Oblast to the west.
Zelensky is negotiating with Turkey and the UN in a bid to secure guarantees for his country’s grain exports. The move comes after Turkish authorities detained a Russian cargo ship carrying grain allegedly stolen from Ukraine. The ship is said to contain over 7,000 tons of grain that Russian officials said would be sent to “friendly” countries.
He has said that third parties other than Russia are needed to guarantee that grain can be safely exported. It is believed that 22 million tons of grain are stuck in Ukraine due to Russia’s naval blockade of the country’s Black Sea ports.
NATO has said that Finland and Sweden completed accession talks at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday. NATO said: “Both countries formally confirmed their willingness and ability to meet the political, legal and military obligations and commitments of NATO membership.”
NATO has appointed US Army General Christopher G. Cavoli as its new Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. He speaks Russian and has a master’s degree from Yale in Russian studies.
The leaders of dozens of countries, as well as international organizations and companies gathered in Lugano, in Switzerland, for a Ukraine Recovery Conference to elaborate a “Marshall Plan” roadmap to rebuild the country after the war. Zelensky said in a virtual address that Russia’s war “is not just an attempt to seize our land and destroy our state, but also a worldview confrontation.”
He also said that rebuilding Ukraine provides the opportunity “to show why freedom is mightier than tyranny.”
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.