The footage was obtained from the 28th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces on Saturday, July 2, along with a statement saying: “The Russian occupiers bring thousands of pieces of ammunition to kill Ukrainians, and thanks to the skill of our soldiers, their criminal plans are thwarted every day.
“Yes, thanks to the coordinated work of aerial scouts and gunners of the 28th Mechanized Brigade, the enemy ammo for the BUK air defence system staged a real bright fire show!”
It is currently unclear where exactly in Ukraine the images were filmed. Still, they were also relayed by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, along with a short statement saying: “The other day, thanks to the coordinated work of aerial scouts and gunners of the 28th Mechanized Brigade named after the Knights of the Winter Campaign, enemy ammunition for the BUK air defense system was destroyed by accurate fire.”
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Anton Herashchenk, 43, an advisor to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, also relayed the information.
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