Dramatic new videos show a column of Russian tanks being sorted out and blown up – while another explodes in a huge ball of flame, with debris blown sky high in front of motorists.
Ukraine’s 54th Armored Brigade, based in the Donbas region, shared footage of a platoon being destroyed on Tuesday — setting the clip to upbeat, patriotic music.
The clip shows the row of tanks driven by invading troops — which the unit called “tourists” — being wheeled along an unidentified road as smoke from repeated airstrikes fills the sky.
Several of the military vehicles then take direct hits and erupt into fireballs – including one where debris exploded high in the sky.
Similar devastation was captured in a dashcam graphic clip captured by a Chinese state TV reporter in Mariupol, according to his station, Phoenix TV.
The footage shows the reporter and his local fixer driving through the city on his way to interview the people sitting in the Azovstal steel factory, passing countless buses, cars and even pedestrians.
Their dashcam then caught a massive explosion — with what appeared to be a tank turret thrown more than 30 feet into the air.
Phoenix TV said the blast happened last Friday, hitting at least one of the two Russian tanks in front of the reporter — who said he was only rescued after a soldier previously told him to slow down.
Starting Thursday, Ukrainian army claims it had destroyed nearly 1,200 tanks and another 2,873 armored vehicles, as well as more than 2,000 miscellaneous military vehicles and nearly 200 aircraft.
The armed forces also claimed to have killed at least 26,650 invading troops.
Western intelligence agencies have repeatedly pointed to the surprising flaws of the Kremlin’s ambitions, with the US suggesting this week that it had left it in a likely protracted “stalemate” with Ukraine.