Watch as the Russian tank commander takes out FIVE of his own men with turrets in clumsy footage
This is the shocking moment a Russian tank commander wiped out his own troops in a maneuver error.
The driver failed to move the vehicle’s turret fast enough, and it brushed away its comrades on another tank.
Footage shows at least five men being hit, but miraculously they manage to get back up and to safety.
A man is thrown to the ground and remains lying for some time before he can get up and stagger away.
It was shared on Twitter by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry as they mocked their enemy’s embarrassing mistake.
The caption read: “The greatest threat to mobilized Russian infantry is mobilized Russian tankers.”
Her plan to mock the Russians succeeded as the video has been viewed 1.5 million times since it was posted five days ago.
Ukrainian forces added video game music and a laugh track to the 52-second clip to further patronize the troops.
It comes a month after the ministry released footage of a Russian tank falling from a train, with the caption: “Not that we’re complaining, but in future we ask Russians to be more careful when offloading military equipment.”
So far, according to Oryx, Russia has lost 1,450 tanks because it was taken or deserted by Ukrainian soldiers.
Germany and Poland pledged 28 Leopard II main battle tanks, each worth £5million, to fight the war in Ukraine.
Footage showed the menacing war machines lined up on freight trains as a huge logistical operation was launched to help Ukraine oust Putin’s troops.
According to Breaking Defense, training to use the Leopard II tanks could see them deployed to battlefields in just over a month.
The tanks – moved by “Marder” infantry fighting vehicles – are due to arrive in a matter of weeks, just as Mad Vlad steps up his fight ahead of the bloody anniversary of the invasion.
The footage is believed to have been shot in eastern Germany or Poland over the past few days.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz finally agreed last week to send the tanks to Ukraine, further provoking an already enraged Putin.
The UK has also pledged 14 Challenger 2 main battle tanks, which are slower than the Leopards but still capable of incredible defensive protection.
And the US has promised Ukraine 31 of its Abrams M1A2s, but deliveries of American jet-powered tanks could take months before they arrive at the front lines.
Spain and Norway are expected to announce in the coming days how many Leopard IIs they will send to Ukraine.
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