Ukrainian Troops Shell Russian Base Before Storming It While Evading Artillery Fire

This footage shows Ukrainian troops apparently shelling a Russian base before storming it while evading artillery fire.

The footage begins with images that appear to have been filmed by a drone showing Russian soldiers coming and going from the base, with a vehicle sporting a large white ‘Z’ symbol parked under a tree in front of one of the buildings.

The ‘Z’ is one of the symbols, as well as the letters ‘V’ and ‘O’ that can be seen painted on Russian military vehicles taking part in the invasion of Ukraine.

The images then show the group of buildings being targeted by what appears to be artillery fire.

Ukrainian troops can then be seen evading artillery fire for apparently storming the location, with the footage then apparently showing the buildings severely damaged and the burnt-out remains of the vehicle that was in front of it.

The images were obtained from the State Border Service of Ukraine on Tuesday, 29th November, along with a statement saying: “The enemy cannot hide from our drones and artillery.

Picture shows Russian military base before it was destroyed by the Ukrainian border guards in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage released by the State Border Service of Ukraine on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (@DPSUkr/Newsflash)

“Destroyed base and destroyed equipment with the occupants. This is the result of the work of artillery and aerial reconnaissance of the border guards!”

It is currently unclear where exactly on the frontlines the images were shot but the Russian base appears to have been located near railway lines.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 279th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 29th November, Russia had lost about 88,380 personnel, 2,911 tanks, 5,866 armoured combat vehicles, 1,901 artillery units, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 209 air defence systems, 280 warplanes, 261 helicopters, 1,555 drones, 531 cruise missiles, 16 warships, 4,423 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 163 units of special equipment.

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

Intense fighting is taking place around the key town of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, with hundreds of dead and injured reported daily on both sides.

The artillery of the Ukrainian border guards hits Russian base and military equipment in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage released by the State Border Service of Ukraine on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (@DPSUkr/Newsflash)

Ukraine’s military has said that Russia has continued to shell civilian infrastructure in the liberated city of Kherson.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has said that the military inventories of the United States and its allies are shrinking as the West reportedly struggles to meet increased demand for further arms.

The United States is studying a proposal from Boeing to supply Ukraine with small, cheap precision bombs that can be fitted to readily available rockets.

It is thought that this would allow Kyiv to strike far behind Russia’s lines.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces have said that they have damaged a logistically significant railway bridge north of the southern Ukrainian city of Melitopol, which is currently occupied by Russian forces.

Picture shows destroyed Russian military vehicles in Ukraine in undated footage. The footage released by the State Border Service of Ukraine on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (@DPSUkr/Newsflash)

Russia has reacted angrily to comments from the Pope that some minority groups of soldiers have behaved worse than others in the invasion of Ukraine. Pope Francis said that the “cruellest” troops were generally Chechens and Buryats.

Russia called the remarks a “perversion”, and said national groups were “one family”.

A protester wearing a T-shirt saying “Save Ukraine” on the front invaded the pitch during the World Cup football match between Portugal and Uruguay. The protester was also carrying a rainbow flag and their T-shirt said ‘Respect for Iranian woman’ on the back.