UKRAINE has found a new tank graveyard full of wrecked Russian vehicles near the Izyum massacre as Vladimir Putin’s troops flee for their lives.
Mad Vlad’s “impressive” military equipment lay in ruins near bushland after Ukraine seized new territory during its Blitz counteroffensive.
A footage uploaded to Reddit shows a number of burned-out tanks and military vehicles rusting in a swamp of mud.
It comes as Ukrainian militants have captured their first village in Luhansk and show no signs of slowing down.
The brave men of President Vladimir Zelenskyy regained control of Kreminna and the village of Bilohorivka near the city of Lysyhansk.
The strategically important city fell in July and its recapture is seen as a step in the “unoccupation” of the Luhansk region from invading Russian forces.
Serhiy Gaidai, the Ukrainian governor of Luhansk, warned Putin’s troops sharply in Telegram.
“The Luhansk region is right next door. The De crew is not far away.”
He also said Ukrainian soldiers now have Belogorovka “fully under control”.
Bilohorivka is a dozen miles from Lysychansk and Severdonestsk—lands that took the Russians five months to conquer.
The lightning speed of Ukraine’s advances has prompted Putin’s thugs in the occupied territories to call for urgent referendums on the regions’ annexation to Russia.
Luhansk and neighboring Donetsk rebelled against Ukraine in 2014 and waged a war to secede from Kyiv and establish autonomous pro-Russian republics.
“The occupiers are clearly in a panic,” President Zelenskyy said in a televised speech late Monday evening.
“The speed at which our troops move. The speed at which normal life is restored.”
It comes as Haidai also confirmed that Ukraine now has control of the east bank of the Oskil River, a key position on the front lines, adding that the army’s next target would be neighboring Luhansk.
A video shared by a_shtirlitz shows what appears to be a Ukrainian tank crossing the Oskil, a submerged bridge, while troops in uniform look on on the other side of the bank.
The Russian army has been almost completely driven out of northeastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region since Ukraine launched its latest counter-offensive to retake territory.
This latest development also means that Ukraine has exposed one of Moscow’s key remaining supply routes.
There were reports on Saturday that Ukrainian troops had intercepted “logistics” on the vital P-66 highway.
This, President Zelenskyy said, would pave the way for an attack on Russian forces in the eastern Donbass region.
In fact, the Oskil flows south into the Siversky Donets River, which in turn meanders through the Donbass.
The Donbass is Moscow’s most valuable territory and the main target of the invasion.
Mass graves containing at least 450 bodies have been uncovered in the town of Izyum in eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, which was recaptured last week.
Many of the exhumed bodies show signs of torture and execution – likely tales of Russia’s chaotic retreat.
A tweet posted by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry on Sunday showed that Putin’s £4.5million most advanced T-90M tank was found abandoned after troops left.
“The newest Russian [sic] Tank T-90M was found in working condition in the Kharkiv region. We ask the owner(s) to get in touch with the #UAArmy . Please identify yourself with one sign: a white flag,” the Ukrainian Armed Forces account tweeted.
Meanwhile, in the south of the country, Ukraine has accused Moscow of shelling the Pivdennoukrayinska nuclear power plant in the Mykolaiv region earlier this morning.
Meanwhile, US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink told the local press that Washington DC had a plan in place should Mad Vlad launch a nuclear strike on Ukraine.
“We are working on this in the United States and are discussing with partners how we might respond to these totally unacceptable measures. And the President said it very clearly,” she told Evropeyska Pravda.
She said President Biden has made it clear that any use of nuclear weapons is “absolutely unacceptable” and will have “serious consequences.”
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