53rd AFU Brigade smashed 3 Russian tanks in their offensive effort

KYIV, UKRAINE — A video of a failed Russian tank attack is circulating on Telegram. According to the author who shared the video, the actions are taking place in the Avdiivka region, Donetsk region. It is not clear when the video was taken. Judging by the snowy terrain, this video was shot during the winter period.

53rd AFU Brigade smashed 3 Russian tanks in their offensive try
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Several Russian tanks are trying to break through the position of the 53rd Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The problems for the Russian tank brigade begin when it is necessary to cross a wooded [bush] barrier. Then the tanks begin to come out into the open and are attacked.

The first tank was successfully hit, followed by the second, despite its cover. The explosion of the first tank was so strong that its turret literally flew into the air. The second tank literally burst into flames. The third tank hit was apparently less hit by the Ukrainians. A tank is actually destroyed and heavy smoke is coming out of it. However, the three member crew of this tank runs away.

The fourth tank remains unaffected, at least from what you can see in the video. Seeing what was happening to the other tanks of the brigade, the fourth tank gave up and began to reverse, giving up its position.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility. Russia claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers. They 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. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. 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.

53rd AFU Brigade smashed 3 Russian tanks in their offensive try
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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, a “special military operation” can only take place after a UN resolution. There is no such resolution. So this is an invasion and war against Ukraine.


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