Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a Ukrainian Guardsman blasts a Russian armoured vehicle with a Corsar guided missile launcher from a distance of 1.5 miles.
The Centre for Strategic Communications (StratCom) said on 6th June: “With each shot, the Ukrainian defender reduces the enemy equipment!
“This is the work of a National Guardsman with the call sign ‘Hulk’ in Donbas. The warrior owns the Corsar system and neutralised enemy equipment from a distance of 2.5 kilometres (1.55 miles)!”
SratCom added: “Real superheroes are defending Ukraine!”
In the footage, ‘Hulk’ is seen shooting a missile from the launcher before apparently hitting an enemy armoured vehicle travelling along the road. By the end of the clip, the whole convoy has been destroyed.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 104th day of the campaign.
From 24th February to 6th June, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 31,250 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,386 tanks, 3,400 armoured fighting vehicles, 690 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 211 warplanes, 176 helicopters, 2,395 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 551 unmanned aerial vehicles, 53 units of special equipment, and 125 cruise missiles.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Centre for Strategic Communications (StratCom) claimed on 6th June that Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov was killed in a battle near Popasna in the Luhansk region.
StratCom said: “Exclusive. Meet. Commander of the DNR’s 1st Army Corps (of the orcs), Major General Roman Kutuzov has been officially denazified and demilitarized”.
In related news, the United Kingdom has announced that it is sending its first long-range missiles to Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.
Russian missiles struck Kyiv on Sunday in the first assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.
Last week, the Russian MoD said that its Yars mobile missile systems, which can carry nuclear warheads and which boast a reported range of over 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles), were performing “intensive manoeuvring operations on combat patrol routes in the Ivanovo Region”, east of the Russian capital Moscow.
This came after US President Joe Biden said he will send Kyiv more advanced rocket systems that will help to strike enemy forces from a longer distance. These rocket systems have double the range of the rocket systems used by Russian forces and are said to be much more accurate.