Ukraine’s defense ministry has released footage of a surprise attack on a moving Russian tank, forcing the terrified Russian troop inside to abandon the vehicle and flee on foot. The entire attack was captured on camera, showing the deadly Ukrainian 93rd Mechanized Brigade destroying a Russian T-80BV. Ukrainian forces are believed to have used the US-supplied anti-tank missile, the FGM-148 Javelin, in the attack that took place in eastern Ukraine.
The footage, captured by a drone, shows the moment the missile hits the moving tank, causing fire and smoke to flow from the vehicle.
A close-up of the tank shows a troop jumping out and exiting the tank before running away on foot.
It is unclear what happened to the troops after the ambush.
In a tweet, the Defense Ministry tweeted: “Mad Max: Ukraine’s Fury Road. There is no escape from Ukraine’s 93rd Mechanized Brigade!”
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One viewer noted how the attack exposed Russia’s flawed tactics and dwindling troop supplies.
@terror_studies tweeted: “Why do we constantly see a tank alone out in the open? Are they just lost and separated from the rest of their boys or what?
“Plus, there seemed to be only one guy in the tank unless he dumped someone else.”
This is because US intelligence officials estimate that 500 Russian troops are killed or wounded every day.