Ukrainian Marines destroy a Russian tank with a guide missile
Ukrainian Marines destroyed a Russian tank with a Stugna-P guided missile, as seen in footage released by Ukrainian military officials.
The sequence begins with the missile firing before it is shown hitting a Russian tank head-on. The Stugna-P is a Ukrainian-made anti-tank guided missile that was designed in the early 2010s to destroy modern armored vehicles.
The Ukrainian military said the video was taken near Kherson, a Russian-occupied town in the Kherson Oblast region of southern Ukraine, not far from the city of Mykolaiv and the strategically vital port city of Odessa.
The 35th Marine Infantry Brigade, officially the “35th Marine Infantry Brigade named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Ostrogradsky”, said in a brief statement obtained on Friday: Odessa destroyed another Russian tank in the direction of Kherson with the help of an ATGM ‘Stugna-P’ [anti-tank guided missile].”
The Ukrainian Armed Forces Strategic Communications Office (StratCom) also relayed the information.
The 35th Marine Infantry Brigade is part of the Ukrainian Navy and is garrisoned in Dachne, a village near Odessa in southern Ukraine during peacetime.
Zenger News has contacted the 35th Marine Infantry Brigade for further comment, as well as the Russian Defense Ministry, but has not received a response at the time of writing.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” Friday, July 1 marks the 128th day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 1, Russia lost about 35,750 men, 1,577 tanks, 3,736 armored fighting vehicles, 796 artillery units, 246 multiple rocket launcher systems, 105 air defense systems, 217 warplanes. , 186 helicopters, 645 drones, 143 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,610 motor vehicles and tankers and 61 special equipment units.
A missile strike on Odessa killed 19 people, including two children, according to regional governor Maksym Marchenko, with more than 30 people hospitalized. Ukrainian Brigadier General Oleksii Hromov said Russia used inaccurate missiles from ex-Soviet stockpiles in more than half of its strikes on the country.
Senior Ukrainian brass said they forced the Russians to abandon Snake Island and mocked Kremlin officials for claiming they left as a “goodwill gesture”. The Ukrainian military added that the Russians fled the island by speedboat after being hit by a barrage of missile and artillery fire.
The situation in the eastern Ukrainian town of Lysychansk has been described as “extremely difficult”, with Russian shelling making it impossible to evacuate civilians.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said pushing Russian forces out of Ukraine completely was a “realistic” ambition and justification for providing additional weapons.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a new “iron curtain” is emerging between Russia and the West.
Russia accused Norway of blocking the delivery of essential supplies to Svalbard on Wednesday, threatening to retaliate. But Norway said it was not blocking access to the Arctic archipelago, saying it was only applying international sanctions and that the Russians had other means of access.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.