Newly released footage filmed on Defender drones shows the Ukrainian military wiping out several Russian armored vehicles and a command center as the war enters its 18th day.
The first video was shared online on Sunday morning and shows rockets firing at three armored vehicles in the southeastern city of Mariupol in Ukraine.
Aerial footage, which was circulated by multiple unverified accounts, shows a BTR-82 APC and a KAMAZ-63968 ‘Typhoon’ vehicle being successfully targeted. It is not clear when the strike happened.
Newly released footage filmed on Defender drones shows Ukrainian forces destroying several Russian armored vehicles in Mariupol (pictured) and a command center in Vasilievka.
The footage was shared online by unverified accounts and showed armored vehicles hitting
Image: Plumes of thick gray smoke were seen in the sky after the drone attack
The BTR-82A is an advanced 8×8 wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) being manufactured in Russia for use by the armies of Russia and Kazakhstan.
Second video footage was also shared online on Sunday and shows a drone attack on a Russian command center in southern Ukraine.
The footage was released by the Ukrainian military, who said it showed a Russian command and control center destroyed by Bayraktar drones near Vasilievka in the Mykolaiv area.
It is unknown how many casualties were caused in both attacks on Russian forces.
It comes as Russia escalated attacks on Sunday with a deadly airstrikes on a military base in western Ukraine where Ukrainian troops were training with NATO forces, bringing the conflict closer to Poland and to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Inspired to renew its arguments for a no-fly zone. ,
Zelensky called Sunday a “dark day” and said Russian territory would not be threatened by any activity at the military base.
Explosions were heard on the outskirts of the city of Lviv in western Ukraine when Russian forces attacked a military base just 12 miles from the Polish border, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens.
A video shared by the Ukrainian military shows a Russian command center being hit by missiles
Image: Footage captured by a defense drone shows flames engulfing the building
Image: footage of the drone attack near Vasilievka in the Mykolaiv region
According to Ukrainian sources, Vladimir Putin’s army launched a missile attack on the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security, also known as the Yvoryev Military Complex, just before 6 a.m. this morning.
Initial reports suggested that the base was targeted by eight missiles, but the region’s governor, Maxim Kozitsky, later confirmed that 30 cruise missiles had been fired, killing 35 and injuring 134.
On Sunday, an American journalist was also killed and another was injured when his vehicle was fired upon by Russian forces outside Kyiv.
Meanwhile, the ongoing fighting in several regions has caused further misery across Ukraine and provoked international outrage.
Now in its third week, the war has forced more than 2.5 million people to flee Ukraine. Thousands of civilians and soldiers have been killed.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the strategically important southern port city of Mariupol, which suffered heavy losses amid a protracted siege, has risen above 2,000, officials there said.
Missile attacks destroyed buildings at military base, with footage after the attack demolished parts of entire buildings
This photo reportedly shows smoke and damage at the Yvoryev training area that was targeted by the Russian military this morning
Efforts continued to get aid to Mariupol, which aid agencies say is facing humanitarian catastrophe.
A humanitarian column headed there had to turn back on Sunday after the Russians “did not cease firing”, a city official said.
The city council said on Sunday that a total of 2,187 residents had died in days of continuous Russian bombing.
“The enemy is taking the city hostage by committing genuine acts of genocide,” Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksey Reznikov said.
Zelensky has accused Moscow of both blocking and attacking a humanitarian convoy, though he said on Sunday that another 125,000 people had been evacuated across Ukraine.
Defense Minister Reznikov said, “The Russians are bombing the city even during official talks.” ‘He has no dignity, no respect, no mercy.’
An adviser to Zelensky and a Kremlin spokesman both said a ceasefire had not yet been reached between the two sides, but Ukrainian and Russian representatives would meet via video-conference on Monday.
“And our goal is that in this conflict, in this difficult negotiating task, Ukraine gets the results necessary for peace and security,” Zelensky said early Monday.
“We see significant progress,” Leonid Slutsky, a senior member of Russia’s negotiating team, told state-run television network RT Sunday.
Ukraine’s president visited a military hospital in Kyiv on Sunday after boosting morale and awarding medals to wounded soldiers for their bravery.
‘Guys, get well soon. I believe that the best gift for your statement will be our common victory!’ According to the English translation of a tweet posted by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, Zelensky said.
He awarded the title ‘Heroes of Ukraine’ to 106 soldiers of the Armed Forces in Ukraine, of which 17 were awarded posthumously.