Ukraine released a video on Wednesday showing an artillery barrage at a Russian military post outside kyiv, set to AC/DC’s song “Highway to Hell.”
The video was shared on Facebook by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi.
Zaluzhnyi wrote that the artillery attack had created: “a highway to hell for the command post and fulcrum of the 35th Army of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation”.
The aerial footage appears to have been recorded by a drone, like other Ukrainian footage of attacks. It shows blown up vehicles and barracks amid thick white smoke.
The scene is a wooded area that Insider could not immediately identify or geolocate. Journalists and military analysts shared the footage on social media, but also gave no location or other details.
Russian forces struggled to advance on kyiv and other crucial targets in Ukraine. Invading troops “have made minimal progress by land, sea or air in recent days and they continue to suffer heavy casualties,” the UK Ministry of Defense said. written in an intelligence assessment early Thursday.
“Ukrainian resistance remains firm and well-coordinated. The vast majority of Ukrainian territory, including all major cities, remains in Ukrainian hands.”
Ukrainian Armed Forces said Thursday that Russian forces had lost 444 tanks and 1,435 armored personnel carriers since the conflict began on 24 February.
Neither Russia nor other countries have confirmed these figures. Russia acknowledged the death of around 500 soldiers in early March, but gave no further figures in the weeks that followed.