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A Russian unit hidden in the trees was wiped out in an artillery strike

A Russian military unit was apparently destroyed by Ukrainian artillery after being discovered hiding in cover alone for miles.

Russian armor and troops had been entrenched in a line of trees surrounded by fields on all sides.

So when a Ukrainian drone came looking for targets, the Russians seemed like sitting ducks.

Alleged video footage of the strike shows a furious gunfight hammering through the line of vehicles and men within seconds.

At one point, a vehicle exploded as the ammunition it was carrying apparently exploded.

The 28th Mechanized Brigade, named after the Knights of the First Winter Campaign, a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, boasted that their “eyes are everywhere” and that they are capable of eliminating the enemy from n’ any position.

The Ukrainian brigade said on May 11: “In trying to hide from our knights, the occupiers forgot two truths: our eyes are everywhere and our weapons will get them even from the ground.”

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” Wednesday marked the 77th day of the campaign.

Russian military vehicles and equipment were reportedly destroyed in huge explosions by the 28th Separate Mechanized Brigade in May 2022.

From February 24 to May 11, the total combat losses of Russian troops amounted to about 26,350 men, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia lost 1,187 tanks, 2,856 armored fighting vehicles, 528 artillery systems, 185 multiple rocket launcher systems, 87 anti-aircraft systems, 199 combat aircraft, 160 helicopters, 1,997 motor vehicles and tankers, 12 ships, 390 unmanned aerial vehicles, 41 special equipment units and 94 cruise missiles.

The latest statistics come as the US House of Representatives agreed to President Joe Biden’s request for additional money for Ukraine. He said without the $40 billion aid package the fund would run out, and it was approved on Tuesday to help Ukraine retaliate against Russia in what is now a three-month-old invasion.

Lawmakers approved the Ukrainian bill by a vote of 368 to 57 and the money will be used to provide military and economic assistance, as well as fund the work of regional allies. The bill is now heading to the Senate which should also react quickly before the existing money runs out later this month.

This week, Vladimir Putin addressed a massive military parade in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate Nazi Germany’s defeat at the hands of the Soviet Union in World War II.

The Russian president took advantage of his speech to say that Russian troops in eastern Ukraine were “defending the fatherland”. He also said the “special military operation” in Ukraine was necessary and was provoked by the West.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that the Russian blockade of Ukrainian Black Sea ports threatens global food supplies.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.