Watch: Russian BMP IFV entering a minefield and exploding

KYIV, ($1=29.55 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — A drone has captured the power of anti-tank mines and their use in the war in Ukraine. A Russian infantry vehicle enters a minefield, activates the chain reaction of at least two mines [two consecutive explosions], and explodes. This can be seen in a video shared on social networks.

Watch: Russian BMP IFV entering a minefield and exploding
Photo: YouTube

There is no information on where and when this incident happened. It may have been at the beginning of the war or only recently. It is noteworthy that despite the relatively high speed of the BMP, it can not avoid the striking power of anti-tank mines.

A drone recorded the whole incident and the recording shows that before the recorded explosion, there was another explosion of another BMP, which also fell into a minefield. The second BMP surrounds the detonated first BMP and activates the other “sleeping” part of the minefield.

BulgarianMilitary.com reminds us that many countries supply Ukraine with different types of landmines: anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. The main tactic used in the construction of a minefield is to place several anti-tank mines in a network at a distance from each other, but not too separated. The entire anti-tank network is then covered with sand, stones, and leaves, or materials from the environment, so that the driver of the enemy vehicle does not see the anti-tank mines or pay attention to “something different on the road”.

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2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.

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Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.

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