Russia Says It Attacked Ukrainian Positions Using Anti-Tank Missile Systems, Artillery And Tanks

Russia has said that it has attacked Ukrainian positions using anti-tank missile systems, artillery and tanks.

The footage begins by showing a Russian tank manoeuvring into position before it can be seen opening fire on unseen targets.

It can then be seen manoeuvring to a new position before opening fire again.

Russian soldiers can then be seen firing an anti-tank missile system from the back of a pickup truck.

The images then show Russian soldiers marching through a wooded area near a field before engaging in a firefight, presumably with Ukrainian soldiers, as the footage ends.

The images were obtained from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday, 13th March, along with a statement claiming: “Marines of the Black Sea Fleet continue to smash the enemy and carry out combat missions in the zone of the special military operation.”

The Russian MoD added: “In the course of combat work, units of the Marine Corps of the Black Sea Fleet in one of the areas of the special military operation repelled an attack by a sabotage and reconnaissance group of Ukrainian militants in order to break through to the positions of Russian troops.

“According to intelligence, the location of the enemy was determined and with fire from an anti-tank missile system, artillery and T-90M ‘Breakthrough’ tanks, the attack of Ukrainian nationalists was thwarted in a matter of minutes.

Russian soldier shoots ATMS in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Monday, Mar. 13, 2023. (

“The fire correction was carried out by unmanned aerial vehicle crews, which carried out reconnaissance and corrected the accuracy of the firing of the Marine Corps fire engagement group. All targets were destroyed during the battle.”

We have not been able to independently verify the claims or the footage.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 383rd day of the full-scale war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February 2022 and 13th March 2023, Russia had lost about 159,800 personnel, 3,474 tanks, 6,774 armoured combat vehicles, 2,503 artillery units, 493 multiple launch rocket systems, 259 air defence systems, 304 warplanes, 289 helicopters, 2,109 drones, 907 cruise missiles, 18 warships, 5,354 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 251 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 awarded the Hero of Ukraine title to a PoW who was executed on camera with a machine gun after being captured by Russian forces.

Zelensky said: “Today I conferred the title of Hero of Ukraine upon Oleksandr Matsievskyi, a soldier.

Russian tank T-90M shoots in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Monday, Mar. 13, 2023. (

“A man whom all Ukrainians will know. A man who will be remembered forever. For his bravery, for his confidence in Ukraine and for his ‘Glory to Ukraine!’”

The Hero of Ukraine title is the highest national title that can be conferred upon an individual citizen by the President of Ukraine.

Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian President of Belarus, has arrived in Iran for an official visit to discuss “trade and economic cooperation”.

Ukraine and Russia have both claimed that hundreds of enemy soldiers had been killed in the last 24 hours in the battle for Bakhmut.

Hulusi Akar, the Minister of Defence of Turkey, has said that he believes that the Ukrainian grain export deal will be extended beyond its deadline of 18th March.

The Russian Foreign Ministry, however, said that its representatives had not yet taken part in any negotiations to extend the deal.

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, has told Ukraine to stay out of Georgia’s politics.

Russian ATMS shoots in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Monday, Mar. 13, 2023. (

The criticism comes after Ukrainian leadership expressed support for protesters in Tbilisi.

The Georgian Prime Minister labelled comments from Ukrainian leadership as a “direct intervention” in his country’s domestic politics, telling his Ukrainian counterpart to “take care of yourself and your country, and we will take care of our country”.