Zenger News obtained the footage from the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces (DShV) – the airborne forces of Ukraine and one of the five branches of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – on June 16.
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The DShV said: “Zhytomyr paratroopers destroyed two BMP-2s of the Russian occupiers.
“Yes, the video shows how anti-tank soldiers of the 95th Air Assault Brigade of the DShV of the Armed Forces of Ukraine skillfully use the domestic Stugna-P anti-tank missile system and enchantingly burn two enemy BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles.
“Death to the Russian occupiers! DShV – Always First! Glory to Ukraine!”
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 16, Russia had lost about 32,950 personnel, 1,449 tanks, 3,545 armored fighting vehicles, 729 artillery pieces, 233 multiple launch rocket systems, 97 air defense systems, 213 warplanes, 179 helicopters, 591 tactical drones, 129 cruise missiles, 13 warships, 2,494 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 55 pieces of special equipment.
In related news, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv for talks. Reportedly, they are hoping to rebut what has been perceived as their lukewarm support for Ukraine.
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Meanwhile, Washington has told China it risks ending up on the “wrong side of history” following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assurances to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Beijing supports Russian “sovereignty.”
Thousands of civilians remain trapped in the key eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, where the water supply is reported to be dwindling. Hundreds of civilians are taking shelter in the bunkers beneath the city’s Azot chemical plant.
Luhansk Oblast governor Serhiy Haidai said earlier this week that all three bridges into Sievierodonetsk had been destroyed, making delivering supplies and evacuating civilians impossible.
President Joe Biden has promised Kyiv another billion dollars in security assistance and weapons. General Mark Milley of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Russia has lost around 20 to 30 percent of its armored forces during the ongoing invasion.