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Video appears to show Ukraine bombing Russian troops in a trench and destroying an armored vehicle

Ukraine released footage of what it said was Russian BMP infantry combat taking heavy fire.DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images

  • Ukraine released a video appearing to show Russian troops in a trench being shelled.

  • The footage also shows what Ukraine says is a Russian infantry fighting vehicle taking heavy fire.

  • The message’s caption said the attacks were part of the “demilitarization” of Russia.

New video released Wednesday by Ukrainian officials appears to show a deadly strike on Russian troops holed up in a trench.

In the footage, 10 figures are seen navigating and taking cover in the trench before the video cuts to aerial shots of explosions and smoke above their position.

With a dubstep soundtrack in the background, the video also shows what Ukrainian officials said was a Russian BMP catching fire. The BMP is a Russian infantry fighting vehicle; a version of the vehicle is informally dubbed the “Terminator” by its manufacturers and has been deployed in Ukraine.

At the end of the video, broadcast on the Telegram channel of the Ukrainian Center for Strategic Communications, the vehicle disappears in a plume of smoke.

It is not immediately clear how many casualties were inflicted or what weapons were used on Russian forces.

“This is what the demilitarization of Russians by Ukrainian defenders looks like!” the video caption read, likely a swipe at Russia’s previously stated invasion goal of demilitarizing Ukraine.

The caption also stated that the Ukrainian 25th Airborne Brigade led the attack on the BMP.

Ukraine announced on Monday that his forces had killed 27,000 Russian soldiersalthough official Western sources have not verified this number.

Russia has not updated its death toll since March 25, when it announced that 1,351 of its troops had been killed in the Ukraine conflict.

On Sunday, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said a third of Russia’s invading ground forces – which the United States had previously estimated at around 190,000 troops – were likely injured or killed.

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