These images show Ukrainian Marines destroying a Russian warehouse with fuel.
The footage shows the Russian warehouse exploding after being hit by Ukrainian ordnance, sending a giant fireball into the sky.
The area is then hit by more Ukrainian ordnance, causing another explosion and causing a white plume of smoke to rise into the air.
The Russian warehouse can then be seen burning profusely as the area is hit again.
The images were obtained from the Marine Corps Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Monday, 7th November, along with a statement saying: “The personnel of the 140th Separate Battalion of the Marines with skilful persistence identify various interesting targets, which are then successfully destroyed by Ukrainian artillery.
“And this time another Russian warehouse with fuel did not hide from the watchful eyes of our soldiers.
“It’s good when the Russians smoke where they haven’t yet, and our scouts will continue to find the best places for smoking.”
The images and statement were also relayed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 257th day of the war.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 7th November, Russia had lost about 76,460 personnel, 2,771 tanks, 5,630 armoured combat vehicles, 1,782 artillery units, 391 multiple launch rocket systems, 202 air defence systems, 277 warplanes, 260 helicopters, 1,472 drones, 399 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 4,199 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 157 units of special equipment.
Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.
Ukraine is preparing for further electricity blackouts and new Russian attacks on its energy infrastructure, with President Volodymyr Zelensky saying that Russia “is concentrating forces and means for a possible repetition of massive attacks on our infrastructure, primarily energy.”
About 500 power generators are reportedly being sent to Ukraine by 17 European Union countries.
Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, has said that residents should prepare for a worst-case scenario and make plans to evacuate the city.
Klitschko said: “If you have extended family or friends outside Kyiv, where there is autonomous water supply, an oven, heating, please keep in mind the possibility of staying there for a certain amount of time.”
Moscow has accused Ukraine of “sabotage” after the city of Kherson was reportedly cut off from electricity and water on Sunday following an airstrike on the Kakhovka dam.
American officials have reportedly told the Ukrainian government that it needs to signal an openness to negotiate with Moscow, with US officials in Washington warning that “Ukraine fatigue” could get worse should Kyiv continue to remain closed to negotiations and with Ukraine’s allies worrying about the economic fallout from a lengthy conflict.
There has reportedly been fierce fighting in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, with President Zelensky saying that Russia is driving inexperienced soldiers “to their deaths”.
He said that “very fierce Russian attacks in the Donetsk region continue”, adding: “The enemy suffers serious losses there, but despite everything, despite any losses, he [Russian President Vladimir Putin] continues to drive his mobilised soldiers and mercenaries to their deaths.”