The Telegraph reports that a Russian tank hovering over the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk region captured two landmines and was later hit by a Ukrainian missile. The incident happened last month and its drone footage is now viral.
In the video, the second landmine vibrates the entire tank. The Telegraph report further states that, miraculously, two crew members came out of the tank unharmed.
Footage from # Marinka Region, # Donetsk Region, taken in early May. A #Russian The tank is hit by a mine and then hit by an anti-tank projectile. #Russia# Ukraine# Ukraine war with Russia# Ukraine warpic.twitter.com/nK52jWwe9G
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In the Donetsk region, the tank was firing at positions in Ukraine. The region is currently under constant bombardment by the Russian military.
Meanwhile, the governor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk claimed on Tuesday that Russian troops had damaged a nitric acid storage tank at a chemical plant they were trying to seize.
In a telegram, Governor Sergei Guide reported that a Russian air strike “hit a tank containing nitric acid at a chemical plant.” He added, “Nitric acid is actually harmful when inhaled, eaten or in contact with the skin.”
“Don’t get out of the shelter!” Mr. Gaide said.
Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has been going on for more than three months. On Wednesday, Kremlin-backed separatists claimed they were close to completely encircling the eastern city of Avivka after cutting off one of its two main streets.
Avdiivka is an industrial city north of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, the actual capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Together with pro-Moscow separatists, Russian troops continue to attack the eastern Donbass region of Ukraine, which has seen fierce fighting since the start of Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine.