Ukrainian Marines destroyed a Russian tank with a Stugna-P guided missile, as can be seen reportedly seen in images released by Ukrainian military officials.
The footage begins with the missile being fired before it is shown hitting a Russian tank head on. The Stugna-P is a Ukrainian-made, anti-tank guided missile that was designed in the early 2010s to destroy modern armored vehicles.
The Ukrainian military said that the video was filmed near Kherson, which is a Russian-occupied city in the Kherson Oblast region of southern Ukraine, not far from the city of Mykolaiv and the strategically vital port city of Odesa.
The 35th Marine Infantry Brigade, officially the “35th Marine Infantry Brigade Named after Rear-Admiral Mykhailo Ostrogradsky,” said in a short statement obtained Friday: “Anti-tankers of the Odesa marine brigade destroyed another Russian tank in the Kherson direction with the help of a ‘Stugna-P’ ATGM [anti-tank guided missile].”
The Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also relayed the information.
The 35th Marine Infantry Brigade is part of the Ukrainian Navy and is garrisoned in Dachne, a village near Odesa, in southern Ukraine, in peacetime.
Zenger News contacted the 35th Marine Infantry Brigade for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
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The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 1, Russia had lost about 35,750 personnel, 1,577 tanks, 3,736 armored combat vehicles, 796 artillery units, 246 multiple launch rocket systems, 105 air defense systems, 217 warplanes, 186 helicopters, 645 drones, 143 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,610 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 61 units of special equipment.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that a new “iron curtain” is appearing between Russia and the West.
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This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.