A Ukrainian laser-guided rocket has blown up a Russian Reconnaissance Vehicle. Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is still ongoing.
Ukrainian forces said the BRDM-2 – a combat reconnaissance patrol vehicle – was destroyed in the Luhansk region, in eastern Ukraine.
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The footage from the 24th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces shows the Russian vehicle driving down a street, oblivious to the incoming attack.
The Ukrainian laser-guided rocket suddenly swoops in and follows the vehicle for a moment before it reaches the target and explodes in a huge ball of fire. The BRDM-2 is an amphibious armoured reconnaissance vehicle first developed and produced by the Soviet Union and its allies.
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Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence shared the incredible footage and said: “Beautiful! Professionalism in action. We continue to work!”
As of June 1, Ukrainian forces claim Russia has lost 30,700 troops, 1,361 tanks, 3,343 armoured fighting vehicles, 659 artillery systems, and 207 multiple launch rocket systems.
Ukraine said it has also destroyed 94 anti-aircraft systems, 208 warplanes, 175 helicopters, 519 tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, 120 cruise missiles, 13 warships, 2,290 military vehicles and fuel tankers, and 49 units of special equipment.
The Ukrainian laser-guided rocket brings Russia’s damage toll up beyond their expectations. It comes after the Russian Defence Ministry released images of what it called “intensive manoeuvring operations” involving its nuclear-capable Yars intercontinental ballistic missile systems.
Russia said the Yars mobile missile systems – which can carry nuclear warheads and boast a range of over 6,200 miles – were performing “intensive manoeuvring operations on combat patrol routes in the Ivanovo Region”.