The video shows the Russian armoured personnel carrier being hit by Ukrainian ordnance while its crew shelters behind it before it is hit again, this time by a larger explosion.
The vehicle can then be seen attempting to flee the battlefield before it is hit again and comes to a stop.
It then appears to attempt to reverse before the crew abandons it but the Russian soldiers are unable to flee in time, with the vehicle apparently being dealt a decisive blow as it is hit in a large explosion by Ukrainian ordnance that appears to destroy it as the footage ends.
The footage was obtained from the 66th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Monday, 20th November, along with a statement saying: “Beautiful.”
The images were also relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along with a statement: “Fighters of the 66th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine staged a real hunt for Russian equipment and its personnel.”
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 635th day of the full-scale war.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February 2022 and 20th November 2023, Russia had lost about 319,210 personnel, 5,439 tanks, 10,168 armoured combat vehicles, 7,748 artillery units, 899 multiple launch rocket systems, 588 air defence systems, 323 warplanes, 324 helicopters, 5,764 drones, 1,563 cruise missiles, 22 warships, 1 submarine, 10,127 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 1,097 units of special equipment.
Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.
The Ukrainian army has said that it has pushed Russian forces “three to eight kilometres” from the banks of the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine.
If confirmed, it would be the most significant advance by Ukraine’s forces in months.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed the command of his military’s medical forces, Major General Tetiana Ostashchenko.
Zelensky said following a meeting with Defence Minister Rustem Umerov that “new priorities had been set”.
He also said: “There is little time left to wait for results. Quick action is needed for forthcoming changes.”
The Ukrainian authorities have said that about 3,000 lorries, including vehicles carrying fuel and humanitarian aid, were stuck at the Polish border on Sunday due to a blockade by Polish truckers that has lasted over 10 days.
Polish truckers are protesting what they see as inaction from their government over a loss of business to foreign competitors since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, said that air defence units in the Russian capital intercepted a drone targeting the city late on Sunday evening.
The Ukrainian military has said that it shot down 15 out of 20 Iranian-made Shahed drones launched by Russia and targeting the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and the Cherkasy and Poltava region on the night of Saturday to Sunday.