POV Footage Shows Ukrainian Soldiers In Intense Trench Warfare With Russians

This POV footage shows explosions and gunfire as Ukrainian soldiers engage in intense combat in the trenches with the Russian invaders.

The footage begins by showing a Ukrainian soldier opening fire on unseen Russian soldiers from a position of partial cover.

A second Ukrainian soldier can be seen tossing a grenade in front of him, which then explodes.

The images then show the Ukrainian soldiers attacking a dugout before the footage cuts to Ukrainian soldiers taking fire in a trench.

There is an explosion and one of them is apparently injured but this does not stop him from jumping out of the trench as the footage ends.

The images were obtained from the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Tuesday, 7th March, along with a statement saying: “This is an assault close to enemy positions. When the perimeter is under fire from both sides. The risky task is performed by the 1st Mechanized Battalion of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade.”

The images and statement were also relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 378th day of the full-scale war.

Ukrainian soldier shoots a gun from a trench in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the 3rd separate assault brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023. (@ab3.army/Newsflash)

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February 2022 and 8th March 2023, Russia had lost about 155,530 personnel, 3,436 tanks, 6,723 armoured combat vehicles, 2,463 artillery units, 488 multiple launch rocket systems, 253 air defence systems, 303 warplanes, 289 helicopters, 2,098 drones, 873 cruise missiles, 18 warships, 5,330 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 236 units of special equipment.

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that it could be an “open road” for Russian forces to capture other Ukrainian cities if they take control of Bakhmut.

He said: “This is tactical for us, we understand that after Bakhmut they could go further.”

Western officials have said that between 20,000 and 30,000 Russian soldiers have been either killed or wounded in the battle for Bakhmut since the beginning of last summer.

American media reports, citing US officials, have said that the attacks on the Nord Stream pipelines last year were potentially carried out by a pro-Ukrainian group.

The reports also said that there is currently no indication that the Ukrainian government was involved.

Ukrainian soldiers move across snowy field in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the 3rd separate assault brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023. (@ab3.army/Newsflash)

Russia has said that the media reports demonstrate the necessity for Moscow’s questions about what happened to be answered.

Andriy Yermak, the head of the Office of the Ukrainian Presidency, has said that 130 prisoners of war have been exchanged with Russia.

Russia’s Ministry of Defence said 90 prisoners of war had been returned by Ukraine.

Ukraine has named an armed prisoner of war who was apparently shot dead by Russian soldiers, with President Zelensky vowing to “find the murderers”.

The footage, which circulated on social media on Monday, reportedly shows a man the Ukrainian military has named as Tymofiy Mykolayovych Shadura standing in a shallow trench and smoking a cigarette before apparently being shot with automatic rifles.

The Belarusian government said that it detained a Ukrainian “terrorist group” on Tuesday that was working with Ukraine’s intelligence services to carry out sabotage operations at an airfield in Belarus.

Qin Gang, China’s Foreign Minister, has said that his country must strengthen its relationship with Russia in response to continued hostility from the United States.