Ukrainian Troops Destroy Russian Military Vehicles And Positions Using Reconnaissance Drones

These images show Ukrainian troops destroying Russian military vehicles and positions using reconnaissance drones.

The footage begins by showing a Ukrainian drone taking to the sky before showing a building flying the Russian flag.

The footage then appears to show Russian soldiers on the frontlines, in trenches and in military vehicles.

The vehicles then appear to be hit by Ukrainian artillery and multiple launch rocket systems.

The footage then shows the Russian trenches, as well as foxholes, being hit.

The video, which appears to be a montage, then continues to show Russian troops and vehicles being hit.

The images were obtained from the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Friday, 13th January, along with a statement saying: “Our ‘Eyes’ see everything! And they help the Russian occupiers to die!”

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 324th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 13th January, Russia had lost about 114,130 personnel, 3,098 tanks, 6,167 armoured combat vehicles, 2,086 artillery units, 437 multiple launch rocket systems, 218 air defence systems, 286 warplanes, 276 helicopters, 1,865 drones, 723 cruise missiles, 17 warships, 4,833 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 184 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 said on Thursday that his country’s soldiers fighting to defend the towns of Bakhmut and Soledar in eastern Ukraine will be provided with all the necessary equipment to counter Russia’s forces.

Hundreds of civilians are reportedly trapped in Soledar, where intense fighting is ongoing. The Ukrainian Governor of Donetsk, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said that 559 civilians, including 15 children, are currently trapped in Soledar and could not be evacuated.

Ukraine’s military has denied a claim that Russian forces have taken Soledar. Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar has also said that Ukrainian forces are “holding on” amid “fierce fighting”.

Ukraine’s military has claimed that it killed over 100 Russian soldiers in a single strike in Soledar.

Over a dozen senior EU officials are set to meet members of the Ukrainian government in the capital Kyiv on 2nd February ahead of a key EU-Ukraine summit, according to the European Commission.

Ukraine’s Air Force Command has warned that missile strikes on Ukraine could take place from Belarus.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Russia’s notorious Wagner mercenary group, has claimed that his forces have found the body of one of two British aid workers who had been reported missing in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian fighters destroy Russian military vehicles and military positions with the help of reconnaissance drones in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage released by the Ground forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. (@landforcesofukraine/Newsflash)

Prigozhin also claimed that his forces had found identity documents pertaining to both missing aid workers on the man’s body.

Andrey Kartapolov, the head of the Russian State Duma Defence Committee, has suggested that Moscow could increase the upper conscription age limit from 27 to 30 ahead of a draft campaign in the spring.

The Belarusian Ministry of Defence has said that Oleg Salyukov, the commander of Russia’s ground forces, visited Belarus on Thursday to inspect the combat readiness of joint Russian and Belarusian forces stationed there.

Turkey has summoned the Swedish ambassador over a Stockholm protest during which a puppet of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hung from its feet. Pro-government Turkish media said the effigy was hanged by supporters of the PKK, a Kurdish militant group.

Sweden still requires Turkey’s approval to join NATO, with the Turkish government saying that Sweden needs to crack down on Kurdish groups that it views as “terrorists”.