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Internet about Ukrainian artillery fire on the Russian army

The Russian-Ukrainian war has been going on for more than three weeks.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry released a video on Wednesday showing continuous firing at “uninvited guests” – Russian forces – advancing towards the capital kyiv. The images, taken in the dark, show more than twenty shots fired by the Ukrainian army towards a target which is not visible.

“Uninvited guests will not sleep peacefully on Ukrainian soil – our gunners greet them warmly everywhere,” according to the translation of the tweet from the Ministry of Defense.

A soldier is seen recording video of the shooting.

Since being posted on Twitter four hours ago, the video has been viewed more than 55,000 times. Twitter users hailed the act of courage.

“A warm welcome to Ukraine for the not-so-welcome Russians sent by Putin,” one netizen said. Another used dialogue from the 1962 film Lawrnce of Arabia: “Pound them, Charley”.

“This is so good. This russian death sound. We need more of this sound. Salva ukraina,” another user commented.

The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for more than three weeks and both sides have suffered casualties – the number is higher in Ukraine.

Both countries have deployed sophisticated weapons systems to turn the tide in their favor. Ukraine has deployed the Stringer surface-to-air missile, the Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) and the Javelin anti-tank guided missile.

Another tool that has become important for the Ukrainians in their fight is the Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial combat vehicle – a Turkish-made drone that can carry small anti-armour weapons and can stay in the air for 27 hours.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Ankara, Vasyl Bodnar, said the drones had been very effective; videos released by the Ukrainian military showed them being used to destroy vehicles in Russian convoys.

In a Wednesday update, Ukrainian officials said the death toll has been rising since the war that began when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

The Emergency Service of the Eastern Region of Ukraine, in the Kharkiv region, said on Wednesday that at least 500 residents of the city of Kharkiv had been killed.

Russian forces hit more than 400 educational institutions and 59 of them were destroyed, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said.

The governor of the Chernihiv region in northern Ukraine said there was no electricity in the region’s main city, Chernihiv, or in some other settlements in the region.