Ukrainian Paratroopers Take Out Russian Infantry And Tank With Drone Bombs

These images show Ukrainian paratroopers taking out Russian infantry and a tank using drone bombs.

The footage begins by showing a number of Russian soldiers near a partially destroyed building before they are hit by a number of Ukrainian drone bombs.

The footage then shows Russian soldiers under some trees being hit as well before the footage shows a Russian tank catching fire after a Ukrainian drone drops one of its bombs inside its open hatch.

The images were obtained from the 79th Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces on Sunday, 5th March.

The images were also relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Sunday, 5th March, along with a statement saying: “An incendiary fire show by the fighters of the 79th Air Assault Brigade of Mykolaiv.

“The video shows how the Maroon Berets from Mykolaiv destroyed the enemy’s infantry and armoured vehicles with the help of a drone.”

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 376th day of the full-scale war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February 2022 and 6th March 2023, Russia had lost about 153,770 personnel, 3,423 tanks, 6,703 armoured combat vehicles, 2,433 artillery units, 488 multiple launch rocket systems, 250 air defence systems, 302 warplanes, 289 helicopters, 2,086 drones, 873 cruise missiles, 18 warships, 5,307 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 234 units of special equipment.

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

Russian tank burns after being hit by the Ukrainian fighters in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the 79th separate amphibious assault brigade of Mykolaiv on Sunday, Mar. 5, 2023. (@79AMBUA/Newsflash)

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has praised his country’s Armed Forces in the Donbas, as the Russians increase pressure to take the city of Bakhmut.

Zelensky said: “It is one of the toughest battles. Painful and challenging.”

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv said that it had repelled over “130 enemy attacks” on Sunday.

The Ukrainian Mayor in exile of Russian-occupied Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, has said that “hundreds” of Russian soldiers may have been killed in a Ukrainian strike on the northern part of the city.

The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that its military forces hit a command centre belonging to Ukraine’s Azov Regiment in the Zaporizhzhia region of south-eastern Ukraine.

Turkey is working to extend the United Nations-backed Black Sea grain initiative, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said that it is “necessary” for Russian President Vladimir Putin to understand that he will not win the conflict in Ukraine in order for negotiations to end the war to begin.

Scholz added: “If you look at the proposal of the Ukrainians, it is easy to understand that they are ready for peace.”

Ukrainian fighters destroy the Russian infantry in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the 79th separate amphibious assault brigade of Mykolaiv on Sunday, Mar. 5, 2023. (@79AMBUA/Newsflash)

Ukrainian officials said on Sunday that the death toll after a Russian missile hit a five-storey apartment block in the city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday has now risen to 13.

Latvia’s Prime Minister Arturs Krisjanis Karins has said that it is “only a question of time” before Western countries begin delivering fighter jets to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression.

The Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom has said that there appears to be an increase in “close combat” in Ukraine due to a shortage of Russian “munitions”.

The UK MoD also said that Russian soldiers were apparently being ordered to attack Ukrainian positions with only “firearms and shovels”.