These images show a Russian hanger full of military equipment being blown to bits by Ukrainian forces.
The footage shows smoke emanating from the building before it suddenly explodes.
The images were obtained from the Zaporizhzhia Separate Territorial Defence Brigade of the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces on Saturday, 8th October, along with a statement saying: “The damned occupiers lost a deadly game of hide-and-seek in the zone under the responsibility of the Zaporizhzhia Separate Territorial Defence Brigade.”
They said that working with other units, they “destroyed a hangar with enemy equipment.”
They signed off by saying “Death to the enemies! Glory to Ukraine!”
The images were relayed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Sunday, 9th October, along with a statement saying: “Every day, Russian armoured vehicles went out to commit war crimes. Our military put an end to this. The Zaporizhzhia Separate Territorial Defence Brigade, in cooperation with attached units, destroyed a hangar with enemy equipment.”
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 229th day of the war.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 10th October, Russia had lost about 62,870 personnel, 2,495 tanks, 5,149 armoured combat vehicles, 1,486 artillery units, 353 multiple launch rocket systems, 181 air defence systems, 267 warplanes, 235 helicopters, 1,097 drones, 249 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,908 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 136 units of special equipment.
Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has labelled the explosion on the Kerch Bridge linking Russia-occupied Crimea to mainland Russia on Saturday, 8th October, an “act of terror” and has directly blamed Ukraine for the attack.
Putin said on Sunday evening that the attack had been carried out by the “Ukrainian secret services”, adding: “There is no doubt. This is an act of terrorism aimed at destroying critically important civilian infrastructure.”
Ukraine has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Sergei Aksyonov, Moscow’s governor in Crimea – which Russia annexed in 2014 – said: “Of course, emotions have been triggered and there is a healthy desire to seek revenge.”
The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has said that Putin will convene the country’s National Security Council today, Monday, to discuss the explosion on the Kerch Bridge.
Russian shelling in Zaporizhzhia left at least 14 people dead on Sunday morning.
The attack hit civilian infrastructure including a nine-storey building, with the Ukrainian Regional Governor, Oleksandr Starukh, saying that more people could still be trapped under the rubble.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that debris was still being cleared. He added: “More than 70 people were injured, including 11 children.”
Russia has named Air Force General Sergei Surovikin as the commander of its forces fighting in Ukraine, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence.
The move comes after Russia dismissed two of the commanders of its five military regions days earlier following significant reversals in eastern and southern Ukraine.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement on Sunday that since the beginning of October, Ukrainian forces have been considerably increased their shelling of territories currently held by Russia.