Ukrainian Soldiers Blow Up Russian Tank With Anti-Tank Guided Missile

This is the moment a Russian tank is blown up with an anti-tank guided missile fired by Ukrainian soldiers.

The first piece of footage shows the anti-tank guided missile being fired at the Russian tank, which can be seen advancing before it is hit and destroyed as the Ukrainian soldiers cheer.

The second piece of footage appears to show the Russian tank exploding from a different angle.

The images were obtained from the 8th Separate Mountain Assault Battalion of the 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces on Wednesday, 15th March, along with a statement saying: “The moment of the launch of the ‘Stugna-P’ ATGM, before the destruction of the enemy tank. Emotions of the crew without censorship.”

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 386th day of the full-scale war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February 2022 and 16th March 2023, Russia had lost about 162,560 personnel, 3,504 tanks, 6,810 armoured combat vehicles, 2,539 artillery units, 503 multiple launch rocket systems, 265 air defence systems, 305 warplanes, 289 helicopters, 2,145 drones, 907 cruise missiles, 18 warships, 5,394 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 257 units of special equipment.

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

Russia has said that it will attempt to retrieve the wreckage of a US military drone that crashed into the Black Sea after an encounter with two Russian fighter jets.

Ukrainian soldiers blow up Russian tank with help of Stugna-P ATGM system in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was released by the 8th battalion of the Ukrainian Ground Forces on Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023. (@8OGSHB/Newsflash )

The US has said that the debris could be in waters so deep that any recovery would be impossible.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin held a rare phone call on Wednesday to discuss the incident.

Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, said that the incident was “being investigated”, while the UK Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, said Russia had acted “unprofessionally”.

Andriy Yermak, the head of the Ukrainian president’s office, said that the country’s ground forces had shot down a Russian fighter jet near the eastern city of Bakhmut.

Russia’s Ministry of Defence will reportedly start a new recruitment campaign in April with the aim of enrolling 400,000 soldiers into the Russian army.

Turkish officials have reportedly said that their country’s parliament is “highly likely” to ratify Finland’s membership bid to join NATO before the middle of April.