Ukrainian Soldier Shows Off Rare Russian 1B14 Battery Command Vehicle Captured In Kherson Region

These images show a Ukrainian soldier showing off a rare Russian 1B14 battery command vehicle that was captured in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.

The footage shows the soldier filming the Russian military vehicle which can be seen mounted onto a trailer and ready to be carted off for repairs before it is welcomed into the Ukrainian army.

The images were obtained from the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Thursday, 24th November, along with a statement saying: “Another rare trophy. A trophy 1B14 car of the battery commander in the Kherson region.”

The 1B14 is a rare Russian battery command and forward observation vehicle.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 274th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 24th November, Russia had lost about 85,720 personnel, 2,898 tanks, 5,839 armoured combat vehicles, 1,889 artillery units, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 209 air defence systems, 278 warplanes, 261 helicopters, 1,547 drones, 531 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 4,400 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 161 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 called on the United Nations to take action against Russia over its continued air strikes on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, accusing Moscow of “crimes against humanity”.

This comes after Russia reportedly unleashed a new barrage of missiles across Ukraine on Wednesday that killed 10 people and forced the Ukrainian authorities to shut down all its nuclear power plants.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has again voiced concern about the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is Europe’s largest and which has suffered further damage from repeated shelling.

Picture shows captured Russian 1B14 battery commander’s car with Z letter on it in Kherson region, Ukraine. The footage was obtained from the AFU StratCom on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (@AFUStratCom/Newsflash)

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, said that at least 80 percent of the capital’s residents do not currently have power or running water.

Maia Sandu, the President of Ukraine’s western neighbour Moldova, said her country was suffering massive power outages as a result of Russian attacks on Ukraine, saying they have left her country “in the dark”.

Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu has said that more than half of the country has been left without electricity.

The governments of the European Union failed to reach a consensus on Wednesday regarding placing price caps on marine imports of Russian oil.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Russia was confident in the “success” of its actions in Ukraine.

Peskov said: “The future and the success of the special operation are beyond doubt.”

Picture shows captured Russian 1B14 battery commander’s car with Z letter and red star on it in Kherson region, Ukraine. The footage was obtained from the AFU StratCom on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (@AFUStratCom/Newsflash)

European cities have been urged to send generators to Ukraine to help the country through the cold winter months and to counter Russia’s relentless attacks on its electricity infrastructure.

Ukraine’s security service has raided a monastery in the capital Kyiv in an operation that it said was geared towards stopping Russian agents using the site as a base to carry out sabotage and intelligence activities.

The Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, has said that Britain is sending helicopters to Ukraine for the first time since the war began.

Ukrainian crews have been training in the United Kingdom for the last six weeks, learning to fly and operate the aircraft, which are geared towards providing search and rescue capabilities.

Picture shows captured Russian 1B14 battery commander’s car with Z letter on it in Kherson region, Ukraine. The footage was obtained from the AFU StratCom on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (@AFUStratCom/Newsflash)

Three former British military Sea Kings will be provided to Ukraine and the first has reportedly already been delivered.

Wallace also said that the UK is sending Ukraine an additional 10,000 rounds of artillery.

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