Ukrainian Drone Destroys Russian Tank In Huge Blast That Sends Turret Flying

These images show a Ukrainian drone destroying a Russian tank in a huge blast that sends the war machine’s turret flying high up into the air.

The video shows the Ukrainian drone honing in on its target and hitting it, causing a large explosion that sends the tank’s turret flying into the air.

The images were obtained from the aerial reconnaissance unit TERRA of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On Thursday, 18th January, along with a statement saying: “The process of decomposing a Russian tank into atoms.”

The images and statement also relayed by the Ground Forces 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 694th day of the full-scale war.

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The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February 2022 and 18th January 2024. Russia had lost approximately 373,600 personnel, 6,147 tanks, 11,410 armoured combat vehicles, 8,835 artillery units, 966 multiple launch rocket systems. 653 air defence systems, 331 warplanes, 324 helicopters, 6,925 drones, 1,818 cruise missiles, 23 warships, 1 submarine, 11,794 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 1,380 units of special equipment.

US President Joe Biden is pressing congressional leaders for USD 110 billion in aid for Ukraine.

Russian tank explodes on the frontlines in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage released by the aerial reconnaissance unit TERRA. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. (@terraops/Newsflash)

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, and his Democrat counterpart Chuck Schumer, reportedly sounded optimistic that a vote next week might be possible.

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing Biden for tougher security measures on the US border with Mexico in exchange for support for the Ukraine aid package.

The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that Ukrainian drones were launched into the Moscow and Leningrad regions early on Thursday.

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The Russian MoD claimed that it had intercepted all of the drones.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Ukrainians to demonstrate that they hold the initiative in the war with Russia in a bid to bolster international support.

Zelensky said, after returning from the World Economic Forum in Davos: “Ukraine needs an ambitious and proactive perspective so that the initiative lies within our country. Not with the enemy, so that the end of the war depends on Ukrainian actions.

Russian tank explodes on the frontlines in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage released by the aerial reconnaissance unit TERRA on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. (@terraops/Newsflash)

“The world supports those who have a certain perspective. And that is the fundamental task – to maintain the initiative so that we have the opportunity to become stronger.”

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that a priority for 2024 is to gain air superiority over Russia.

He told the World Economic Forum: “In 2024, of course priority is to throw Russia from the skies.”

Admiral Robert Bauer, the chair of the NATO military committee, has said that the war in Ukraine could “determine the fate of the world”.

He added that Western militaries and political leaders must drastically change the way they help Ukraine fight Russia.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that he does not believe that a ceasefire in Ukraine is near. But he added that he can foresee a future where Ukraine stands strongly on its own two feet.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron told attendees at the World Economic Forum that frozen Russian assets should be used to rebuild Ukraine.