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Ukrainian artillery eliminates Russian vehicles after parachute reconnaissance

Footage released by Ukrainian military officials reportedly shows how artillery shot down Russian military vehicles after carrying out reconnaissance with paratroopers.

The images show what appears to be a farm surrounded by a group of vehicles and somewhat camouflaged by canoes. The area appears to be hit multiple times, with smoke rising into the air as the footage ends.

It is not clear where the footage was taken, but it was obtained from the Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Assault Troops on Tuesday, along with a statement that read: “The artillery units of the Air Assault Troops of the Ukrainian armed forces continue to destroy the Russian occupiers.”

Artillery units of the Air Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly destroyed vehicles of the Russian occupier in Ukraine.

“In one of the areas of hostilities, after the paratroopers carried out additional reconnaissance, an accumulation of enemy vehicles was discovered.

“After that, the artillery joined the cause. According to calculations, fire damage was inflicted and several trucks of the invaders were destroyed.

“Death to the Russian occupiers!” DShV [the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces] – Always first! Glory to Ukraine!”

The images were also relayed by the Strategic Communications Department (StratCom) of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” Wednesday marks the 126th day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 29, Russia lost about 35,450 men, 1,572 tanks, 3,720 armored fighting vehicles, 781 artillery units, 246 multiple rocket launcher systems, 103 air defense systems, 217 warplanes. , 185 helicopters, 640 drones, 142 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,598 motor vehicles and tankers and 61 special equipment units.

Turkey has agreed to back Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership after initially opposing the countries’ offers to join the military alliance. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson during the NATO summit in Madrid.

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, said: “I am pleased to announce that we now have an agreement which paves the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO.”

President Joe Biden congratulated the three countries saying: “Congratulations to Finland, Sweden and Turkey for signing a trilateral memorandum – a crucial step towards a NATO invitation to Finland and Turkey. Sweden, which will strengthen our Alliance and strengthen our collective security – and a great way to start the Summit.”

The Russian bombing of a shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk has been described by Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky as one of the “most brazen terrorist acts in European history”. More than 1,000 people are believed to have been inside the building when it was hit by missiles.

The death toll rose to 18 people confirmed dead, with 59 others injured and 25 treated in hospital. Some 36 people are still missing.

Russia claimed on Tuesday that it hit a nearby arms depot, as the explosion sparked the mall fire.

Zelensky urged the United Nations to visit the site and expel Russia as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, accusing the country of becoming a “terrorist state”.

Meanwhile, NATO plans to increase its rapid reaction forces from 40,000 troops to over 300,000 troops.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.