Zelensky’s Air Assault Brigade pulverizes Putin’s tank with ‘famous’ missile VIDEO | World | News

Volodymyr Zelensky’s 80th Air Assault Brigade was found to be obliterating Russian military equipment using an advanced Ukrainian anti-tank missile system. Video footage from Ukraine shows a Russian tank bursting into flames after a successful attack by a Stugna-P guided missile launch. The clip published on social media by Ukraine Weapons Tracker shows Ukrainian troops steadily calculating their targeted attack in the moments before the devastating blow to Moscow’s armed forces.

An aerial shot after the rocket launch shows thick plumes of black smoke rising from the Kremlin’s tank as flames engulf the shattered remains of the military vehicle.

The Stugna-P anti-tank guided missile was developed by the Luch Design Bureau, a major developer of defensive technology in Kiev.

The missile system has a daylight range of 100 meters to 5 km, reduced to a maximum of 3 km at night.

Zelensky’s defense forces have previously used advanced weapons to destroy a Russian military helicopter during earlier stages of the conflict in April.

A further defensive operation in Izyum, a town in Kharkov, destroyed four separate Russian tanks within minutes using Stugna-P missiles.

The Stugna-P system consists of a rocket launcher mounted on a tripod, which is then operated by ground forces that identify potential targets.

The Ukrainian technology has been compared to the American-made Javelin missile launch system for its strategic portability.

Since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in February, NATO allies of President Zelensky have supplied a significant number of Javelin systems as military aid to support the defensive frontline.

The Javelin anti-tank missiles are shoulder-mounted systems that, like the Stugna-P systems, are operated by a small group of ground soldiers who select targets near the weapons’ attack range.

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The continued destruction of Russian military vehicles is a certain devastating blow to the Kremlin as Moscow struggles to replace tanks lost in the conflict.

The Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think tank, released a statement Monday outlining Russia’s increased reliance on outdated military equipment as Ukrainian forces wiped out many of Putin’s modern tanks.

The statement read: “Social media footage also shows Russian troops transporting Russian volunteer and reserve units with T-80BV tanks (a variant produced in 1985, as opposed to the modernized T-80 BVM operated by the 1st Guards Tank Army) and BMP-1 armored personnel carriers (which have been largely phased out in favor of the BMP-2) to Belgorod Oblast on 9 June.

“Additional images from social media showed Russian troops transporting T-80BV tanks taken from storage in Moscow Oblast on June 9.”

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Reports speculate that President Putin may soon be forced to order a mass mobilization of Russians with combat capabilities as his army has been further crippled by a large number of fatalities.

A statement from the British Ministry of Defense said: “As the Ukrainian authorities claim, some Russian Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs) – usually formed with about 600 to 800 personnel – have been able to pick up as little as 30 soldiers.”

In comparison, the Ukrainian military has been strengthened by the continued provision of military aid by President Zelensky’s international allies.

Defense Minister Ben Wallace recently visited Kiev to meet with President Zelensky and Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov to further discuss “the operational needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces”.