This is the moment Belarusian volunteers fighting against Russian invaders in Ukraine using MILAN anti-tank guided missile systems to destroy Russian positions.
In the footage, a soldier from the Kastus Kalinouski Regiment can be seen trying to navigate his way through a war-ravaged forest.
Another scene shows Belarusian fighters stationed behind a small hill area aiming gunfire at Russian soldiers.
They can be seen using MILAN anti-tank guided missile systems to annihilate the invaders’ positions.
The MILAN is a Franco-West German anti-tank guided missile system and is the most successful Western European anti-tank missile ever made.
The images were obtained by Newsflash from the Kastus Kalinouski Regiment on 3rd January, along with a statement: “Shoot at Muscovites!
“The calculation of MILAN anti-tank guided missile system of the ‘Volat’ Battalion of the Kalinouski Regiment worked on the enemy’s observation point.
“We stand on the defence of the city, which has been trying to be taken by the occupying army for several months.
“It [the city] attracts mobilised [troops] who, like all other orcs, after visiting it, return home in packs.”
The statement did not specify near which city the battle took place.
The Kastus Kalinovsky Regiment is a military formation within the Armed Forces of Ukraine that consists of Belarusian volunteers who joined together and created it in March 2022 to protect Ukraine from the Russian invasion.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 314th day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 3rd January, Russia had lost about 108,190 personnel, 3,036 tanks, 6,100 armoured combat vehicles, 2,033 artillery units, 424 multiple launch rocket systems, 214 air defence systems, 283 warplanes, 270 helicopters, 1,839 drones, 723 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 4,735 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 181 units of special equipment.
Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.
Ukraine’s Defence Ministry has claimed responsibility for an attack in Makiivka, a Russian-held city in Donetsk that allegedly killed around 400 Russian soldiers.
The Russian Ministry of Defence 63 soldiers of recently mobilised troops died in the attack on Makiivka when Ukraine hit “a temporary deployment facility” with four US-supplied Himars missiles.
Ukraine’s Defence Ministry said it also “successfully” shot down 39 (Iranian-made) Shahed drones, two Orlan-10 drones and a Kh-59 cruise missile.
Russian drones have attacked infrastructure in Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv and the surrounding regions, damaging energy facilities and causing some power outages, according to Ukrainian officials.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Russia is preparing a drone attack campaign to “exhaust” Ukraine.
“It is probably banking on exhaustion. Exhausting our people, our anti-aircraft defences, our energy,” Zelenskyy said in his Monday address.
Zelenskyy said Ukraine’s armed forces have shot down more than 80 drones since the beginning of 2023.
The UK Ministry of Defence said Russia’s attacks near Bakhmut in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region are unlikely to yield a significant breakthrough in the near future.
And former NATO general Hans-Lothar Domrose said a truce between Russia and Ukraine can be expected during 2023, possibly even in the early months.