The 30th Mechanized Brigade, named after Prince Konstanty Ostrogski, a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, said they need to keep the Russian invaders in a constant state of fear to eventually claim victory in the conflict.
The Ukrainian brigade said on 4th May: “The enemy should be kept in constant fear. For the very fact that they set foot on Ukrainian soil – to hit them hard so that they are bewildered by the very thought of Ukraine! Make it clear who is the master here! Chase the pigs away without a chance of living their worthless lives!”
The Centre for Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) also shared the footage with the message: “Make it clear who is the master here! Chase the Russian military away without a chance of living their insignificant lives! This is what soldiers of the 30th Mechanized Brigade, named after Prince Konstanty Ostrogski, did.”
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In the footage, bombs are seen exploding on two buildings on a large property before half a dozen Russian soldiers are seen fleeing the area.
The troops then apparently enter another nearby building that is bombed by the defending forces, sending the soldiers scurrying for shelter again.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin called a “special military operation”. Today marks the 70th day of the campaign.
From 24th February to 4th May, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 24,500 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,077 battle tanks, 2,610 combat armored vehicles, 491 artillery systems, 163 MLR systems, 81 anti-aircraft systems, 194 warplanes, 155 helicopters, 1,867 vehicles, 10 vessels, 76 fuel tank trucks, 303 operational-tactical level UAVs, 38 units of special equipment, and 87 cruise missiles have been shot down.
Meanwhile, a host of international organizations have banned Russia, already hit by economic sanctions, from taking part in sporting and cultural events, such as this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, in response to the country’s invasion.