The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, took to social media to post drone footage of a Ukrainian attack on a Russian post outside kyiv.
Ukrainian forces have not revealed the exact location of the attacks which saw Russian vehicles and barracks go up in thick white smoke. Business Intern also confirmed that geotagging has not been possible for this clip and although it has been widely shared on social media by journalists and military analysts, the location remains secret.
Last week, Ukrainian forces released footage of artillery attacks on a convoy of Russian tanks or armored vehicles, and the newly released video summarizes the progress of the Russian invasion. Apart from fighting a few nuclear power plants that were under Ukrainian control, Russian troops failed to make major gains in Ukrainian cities.
Allied Arms Support
Since the start of the Russian invasion more than three weeks ago, US-led allies have provided military support to Ukraine. More recently, the United States declared an $800 million military package including Switchblade drones that enable selective and precise targeting from miles away.
Although the package may take some time to arrive, the Ukrainian forces managed to use their artillery arsenal against the advancing Russian convoys. With convoys using the roads for transport and Ukrainian drones providing the necessary eyes in the sky, it’s relatively easy to ambush these slow-moving beasts.
Little progress, massive casualties
According to the latest reports from UK Defense Intelligence, Ukrainian forces have held their ground well and although Russia has used land, air and sea to attack Ukraine, progress has been minimal.
Latest Defense Intelligence Update on the situation in Ukraine – March 17, 2022
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Earlier this month, Russia confirmed that it had lost 500 soldiers since the start of its “special military operation”, Business Intern reported. However, in a Facebook post, Ukrainian forces claimed that Russia had lost 14,000 troops, 444 tanks, over 1,400 armored vehicles, 11 tactical drones, 86 aircraft and 108 helicopters. The figures have also not been confirmed by Russia or any other country’s intelligence agencies.