This is the incredible moment when a Ukrainian tank destroyed its Russian counterpart during a brutal frontline tank duel.
Aerial footage showed a Russian T-73 decimated in its tracks after being hit by a Ukrainian tank crew.
The drone footage shows a Ukrainian T-64 moving down a street before opening fire and appearing to hit its Russian opponent.
Within seconds, the Russian tank was on fire as the first shot appeared to be a direct hit.
A second shot followed, brutally wiping out the Russian garrison, with plumes of smoke marking the defeat.
Footage was received by the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade on Sunday 11 December.
In a statement, a spokesman for the brigade said: “The T-64BV tank crew, the famous 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade, entered a tank duel against a Russian T-72B3.
“Ukrainian tankers have proved who is boss in Ukraine.
“From the first shot, the enemy tank turned to scrap.
“Glory to Ukraine and the armored forces – victory is ours.”
The explosive footage was confirmed by the Strategic Communications Office of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
A spokesman said: “A T-64 destroyed a Russian T-73 with a direct shot.
“The video explains why the tank is such an impressive weapon as the projectile flies in an almost straight trajectory.
“There is a very short period of time between the release of the projectile and the impact.
“And if, when firing artillery or mortars, you can hear the whistle of the projectile and hide, then in a tank battle there is no such opportunity.”
Ukrainian military officials did not confirm where the battle took place, but its release comes amid fierce fighting around the eastern city of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast.
Today is the 289th day of war since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th.
As the war rages on, Serhiy Haidai, the exiled governor of the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine, said Ukrainian troops had attacked the headquarters of the Russian Wagner mercenary group, a hotel in the town of Kadiivka.
Another extraordinary clip released by Ukraine’s special forces showed a sniper taking out two Russian troops with a single bullet while shooting dead five men in five minutes.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported between February 24 and December 12 that Russia lost about 94,760 soldiers and 2,966 tanks.
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