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The Video Putin Hates: Watch Russian Tanks Getting Destroyed in Ukraine

T-90 tank from Russia. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

A video shared by a Ukrainian military charity on Wednesday appeared to show Ukrainian forces blowing up a Russian armored vehicle in a column.

The video was shared on Facebook by Come Back Alive, a Ukrainian non-profit raising funds for troops fighting in the conflict.

The charity wrote that one strike, seemingly the first, was carried out by the Ukrainian 54th Separate Mechanized Brigade.

“It is nice to see how the equipment that the Come Back Alive team passes to the front units brings tangible results and helps our defenders to beat the Russian aggressor, to inflict tangible blows on him,” the charity said.

“Recently, the foundation provided the K2 54 Mechanized Brigade soldiers with transport and drones, and the result is a direct hit on the tank on the move” it said.

The brigade reposted the video on its own page, writing “Thanks for the help in the fight for victory!”. You can see the video below.

The group said the tank, part of an armored column, was hit by a mortar strike that was corrected for accuracy by a drone flying overhead. The Wall Street Journal has noted drones being used for this purpose in Ukraine.

There was not a description that seemed to describe the method of the second attack. Neither incident was given a location or a date. Insider was also not able to independently verify the video.

Videos emerging from Ukraine have showed dozens of tanks and other armored vehicles being destroyed.

Insider reported on March 22 that Russia had lost a tenth of its total tank arsenal in Ukraine, leading some military experts to question their role in modern warfare.

Come Back Alive, the charity that published the latest footage, was founded in 2014, around the time that Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine and began supported armed separatists in the eastern Donbas region.

The charity said it uses the funds to provide Ukrainian troops with laptops, photo equipment, drones, and other technical equipment. It does not purchase any weapons, it said.

Translations by Oleksandr Vynogradov.

Sophia Ankel is a News Reporter based in London.

She also has bylines in the Guardian, The Independent, and VICE.

Sophia has spoken about her work on BBC Three Radio.

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Sophia Ankel is a News Reporter based in London.