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Ukrainian troops take out Russian tanks in ANOTHER ambush: Anti-tank missiles used to lethal effect


This is the moment Ukrainian troops took out Russian tanks in another ambush after using anti-tank missiles to lethal effect – after President Vlodymyr Zelensky claimed that 500 of Vladimir Putin‘s troops had surrendered in a single day on Thursday. 

Dramatic footage of the ambush – the second in three days – purports to show at least one Russian tank and one armoured personnel carrier hit by missiles fired from behind a copse of trees. 

Video posted online shows what appears to be Russian troops running across the road into a field and diving to take cover after one of the convoy was obliterated. 

A second video purports to show a flaming Russian tank driving down a road after being hit while separate footage reveals one of Moscow’s armoured vehicles allegedly being destroyed in an aerial strike. 

It appears to be Ukrainian forces’ second successful ambush of Russian vehicles in three days after a column of tanks was filmed getting picked off one-by-one while driving down the  middle of a main road leading into Kyiv. 

Experts have said they are baffled by the display of ineptitude of the tactics displayed by Putin’s forces  in recent days as by multiple counts, Moscow’s forces have lost more tanks than are operational in entire German army. 

This is the moment Ukrainian troops took out Russian tanks in another ambush after using anti-tank missiles to lethal effect

Dramatic footage of the ambush purports to show at least one Russian tank and one armoured personnel carrier hit by missiles fired from behind a copse of trees

Dramatic footage of the ambush purports to show at least one Russian tank and one armoured personnel carrier hit by missiles fired from behind a copse of trees

A second video purports to show a flaming Russian tank driving down a road after being hit by Ukrainian munitions in an ambush

A second video purports to show a flaming Russian tank driving down a road after being hit by Ukrainian munitions in an ambush

Separate  separate footage reveals one of Moscow's armoured vehicles allegedly being destroyed in an aerial strike

Separate  separate footage reveals one of Moscow’s armoured vehicles allegedly being destroyed in an aerial strike

Analysts on Friday warned that Russian tank commanders had effectively allowed the Ukrainians to ambush their unit by driving down the middle of a main road leading into Kyiv – and straight into a death trap. 

The devastating artillery strikes came as Putin’s troops inched closer to Kyiv, and saw a number of Russian T-72 tanks and other vehicles destroyed or routed in the surprise attack from the front and back of the convoy.

Ukrainian forces surprised the column that included some 30 tanks and support units, as well as a fearsome TOS-1 thermobaric launcher, forcing survivors to flee and left Russia mourning the loss of another senior commander.

Ukraine’s masterful ambush in Brovary piled on the misery of Moscow’s invading forces, which has suffered more losses than expected and are now facing freezing temperatures in the coming days. Morale is said to be low.

While reports said Russia’s 6th tank regiment escaped with relatively minimal casualties, Russian commander Colonel Andrei Zakharov was reportedly killed, and his unit forced into a retreat. The smouldering wrecks of Russian tanks lay on streets after the fighting. 

Defence experts have been left stunned by Russia’s military tactics

Franz-Stefan Gady – an analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – said the ‘fight shows the danger of not securing urban terrain with adequate infantry plus recon. assets when main elements of a force pass through urban terrain ideally suitable for ambushes.’  

Rob Lee, a Senior Fellow and military expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, commented on the ambush, saying the Russian armoured force displayed ‘very poor tactics’.

The Russian column was ‘on an obvious avenue of approach, and they still decided to bunch up like this, leaving them more vulnerable to indirect fire,’ he wrote on Twitter, while sharing drone footage of the strikes.

Of the Russian military activities in Ukraine, a former British army commander told The Daily Telegraph on Friday: ‘This is not the Russian army we trained to fight’.

Meanwhile, analysis by the Austrian military’s R&D department demonstrated the column was part of a larger Russian Battle Tactical Group (BTG). 

The analysis highlighted different companies within the BTG seen in the drone footage, as it came under Ukrainian heavy artillery guided by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).   

Drone footage posted online on Thursday (pictured) captured the 'Battle of Brovary', named after the north-eastern Kyiv suburb in which it took place. It showed explosions around the Russian tanks, releasing plumes of black and grey smoke into the air, with suburban houses seen on either side of the road

Drone footage posted online on Thursday (pictured) captured the ‘Battle of Brovary’, named after the north-eastern Kyiv suburb in which it took place. It showed explosions around the Russian tanks, releasing plumes of black and grey smoke into the air, with suburban houses seen on either side of the road 

Pictured: Analysis by the Austrian military's R&D department demonstrated the column was part of a larger Russian Battle Tactical Group (BTG). The analysis highlighted different companies within the unit as it came under heavy artillery fire. The analysis showed that the tank column was comprised of Russian BMP-1s (Soviet amphibious landing vehicles), soviet-era T-72 tanks, BTR-82 armoured personnel carriers and a TOS-1 Buratino - the thermobaric launcher. All companies were squeezed into a tight corridor making them easy targets for Ukrainian artillery

Pictured: Analysis by the Austrian military’s R&D department demonstrated the column was part of a larger Russian Battle Tactical Group (BTG). The analysis highlighted different companies within the unit as it came under heavy artillery fire. The analysis showed that the tank column was comprised of Russian BMP-1s (Soviet amphibious landing vehicles), soviet-era T-72 tanks, BTR-82 armoured personnel carriers and a TOS-1 Buratino – the thermobaric launcher. All companies were squeezed into a tight corridor making them easy targets for Ukrainian artillery

Pictured: A graphic showing Russian army equipment that has been visually confirmed as destroyed by Oryx - a military blog that is tracking Moscow's losses during its invasion of Ukraine. Oryx says its figures are based on 'photo or videographic evidence. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here'

Pictured: A graphic showing Russian army equipment that has been visually confirmed as destroyed by Oryx – a military blog that is tracking Moscow’s losses during its invasion of Ukraine. Oryx says its figures are based on ‘photo or videographic evidence. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here’

The analysis showed that the tank column was comprised of Russian BMP-1s (Soviet amphibious landing vehicles), soviet-era T-72 tanks, BTR-82 armoured personnel carriers and a TOS-1 Buratino – the thermobaric launcher.

Two vehicles were destroyed in the fighting, but the analysis said others were likely damaged by the strikes.

The full scale of losses suffered by Putin’s armies are unknown, but Ukraine has claimed it has destroyed over 12,000 troops, 350 tanks, 80 helicopters, 125 artillery units, 1,150 personnel carriers and almost 60 planes.

Figures based on visual confirmations by military tracking website Oryx suggest over 1,000 Russian vehicles have been destroyed, damaged, abandoned or captured in the war.

According to Oryx’s figures as of March 11, Russia has lost 1,034 vehicles, of which 424 were destroyed, 13 were damaged, 159 were abandoned by Russian troops and 438 were captured by Ukraine’s forces.

While there is some discrepancy between figures detailing visually confirmed Russian vehicle losses released by Oryx and those released by Ukraine’s defence officials, both paint a grim picture for Moscow’s armies.

Oryx says its figures are based on ‘photo or videographic evidence. Therefore, the amount of equipment destroyed is significantly higher than recorded here.’

Tobias Schneider, a research fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, said Russian losses visually confirmed by Oryx ‘now amount to approximately one Bundeswehr’ – the entire German army.

According to figures released by Germany, the country currently has 159 operational tanks in its entire military.

The drone footage posted online on Thursday captured the ‘Battle of Brovary’, named after the north-eastern Kyiv suburb in which it took place.

It showed explosions around the Russian tanks as they passed through the village of Skybyn, releasing plumes of black and grey smoke into the air, with suburban houses seen on either side of the road.

The column was shown in the footage driving down a main road into the Brovary suburb in a long line when it came under fire from artillery. Explosion were seen both on the road and in the fields in the distance.

Two tanks were shown pulled up on the side of the road, while others further into the suburb were shown bunched together in a traffic jam, as artillery fire began to rain down from above.

Amongst the tanks, Russian troops can be seen frantically running between the vehicles, which start to turn around to escape the death trap.

Tanks are seen pulled up to the side of the road in an attempt to escape the artillery fire from above

One tank performs a desperate U-turn

Tanks are seen pulled up to the side of the road in an attempt to escape the artillery fire from above. One tank performs a desperate U-turn

An explosion is seen in the middle of a main road that leads into Kyiv, as Ukraine's military ambushes a Russian tank column

Pictured: The Russian tank column

An explosion is seen in the middle of a main road that leads into Kyiv, as Ukraine’s military ambushes a Russian tank column 

Tank are shown in a traffic jam in the middle of a main road leading to Kyiv, as Ukrainian forces fire artillery down from above

Russian troops can be seen running among the tanks as they come under fire

Tank are shown in a traffic jam in the middle of a main road leading to Kyiv, as Ukrainian forces fire artillery down from above. Russian troops can be seen running among the tanks as they come under fire

Pictured: The two military vehicles that were destroyed in the Ukrainian ambush on the Russian armoured column

Pictured: The two military vehicles that were destroyed in the Ukrainian ambush on the Russian armoured column

Ukrainian commanders say Russian attacks are underway to the north, west and east of Kyiv and that the city will soon be surrounded as what is sure to be a long and bloody battle for control of it gets underway

Ukrainian commanders say Russian attacks are underway to the north, west and east of Kyiv and that the city will soon be surrounded as what is sure to be a long and bloody battle for control of it gets underway



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