UAV struck a Ukrainian battalion near Luhansk and destroyed the equipment [video]

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – The Russian information portal Aviapro reports about an air attack on the 82nd logistics battalion of the Ukrainian army, located in the city of Rubezhnoye, located a few tens of kilometers from Lugansk.

UAV struck a Ukrainian battalion near Luhansk and destroyed equipment
Photo credit: Aviapro

So far, there is no official confirmation from the authorities about the attack, but sources on the information portal claim that an unknown UAV attacked with the help of an attacking drone.

Photographs claiming to be from the attack this morning on the 82nd Ukrainian Battalion show destroyed equipment and buildings. An 82nd Battalion is a logistical unit of the Ukrainian Army providing material support to the soldiers on the battlefield. Sources claim that at least eight units of military equipment were destroyed – one oil tanker and seven military trucks.

UAV struck a Ukrainian battalion near Luhansk and destroyed equipment
Photo credit: Aviapro

There is no information about injured people. Aviapro also distributed a video claiming that it was filmed minutes after the drone attack. The video shows only a ball of huge smoke rising a few blocks from the camera’s position.

Such an incident could further aggravate the situation in Luhansk and Donbas.

Russia deployed dozens of tanks right on the border with Ukraine

In a minimum of time, Russia has deployed dozens of battle tanks just 20 km from its border with Ukraine. Dozens of Russian media confirm this news. Military analysts say that such equipment was located at least 100 km from the border until a few days ago. Moving them close to Ukraine could be a signal that Russia and Ukraine are preparing for a confrontation.

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Other sources say this is not an incident or a type of exercise. Additional columns of tanks have been spotted heading for the central part of the Crimean peninsula to the Krasnoperekopsk region. According to them, these tank units are located on the border with Ukraine.

Simultaneously, Russian and Ukrainian sources claim that Ukraine is preparing to launch a large-scale military offensive in Donbas. SBU and the Ukrainian army are placed under full combat readiness. Experts comment that the movement of tanks to the Ukrainian border may prove Ukraine’s readiness to take military action in Donbas.

Aviapro is distributing a video claiming that a car passenger took footage of military equipment and Russian soldiers hours ago in Crimea. The geolocation makes it possible to assume the direction of movement of the military column, namely Krasnoperekopsk. There are currently no official comments from the Russian Ministry of Defense on this issue, but field exercises are not ruled out.

Yesterday, April 22, Russia announced that the military drills near Ukrainian border to end today, on April 23.

What is happening?

On April 1, Russia began locating a lot of Russian weapons on the border with Ukraine. The Belarusian side noticed similar actions. A Ukrainian journalist was the first to film the movement of military convoys.

The revelation forced the Kremlin to explain after the public learned about what was happening. “The Russian Federation is moving troops within its territory at its discretion; this should not bother anyone; it does not pose a threat to anyone,” said presidency spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

According to him, the Russian Federation is taking the necessary measures to ensure its borders ’security. “You know that along the perimeter of the borders of the Russian Federation; there is increased activity of the armed forces of NATO countries, other associations, individual governments, etc., etc. All this obliges you to be vigilant,” Peskov stressed.

“As for the participation of Russian troops in the armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine, Russian troops have never participated in it and do not participate in it. This is a highly internal Ukrainian conflict, and we, European countries, other countries would not want armed forces of Ukraine, the civil war in Ukraine flared up again,“ said Peskov.

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