Watch Incredible Javelin Strikes In Vuhledar – Dramatic video footage shared on TikTok and other social media networks this week shows the incredible impact caused by Javelin missiles in Ukraine fired by the Pacific Fleet’s 155th Naval Infantry Brigade.
The footage, which was recorded in the city of Vuhledar in Donetsk Oblast, shows three Russian BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles hit by the missiles.
The footage also shows Russian T-80 tanks destroyed by the strikes, with tank operators attempting to maneuver the vehicles after they were hit.
The footage starts by showing a dramatic explosion that creates a dust and smoke cloud rising dozens of feet into the air.
Just one of three BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles hit by the strikes can be seen in the video.
“Enemy equipment is on fire. The 155th brigade of the Pacific Fleet came under the fire of the Ukrainian Javelins of the 72nd brigade of the Black Zaporizhia in the suburb of Vugledar.
The T-80 tank and the BMP-3 were destroyed, and our Matrice drone, which we handed over to the 72nd brigade two weeks ago, was adjusted,” a TikTok post reads in Ukrainian.
The video was also shared on social media by war analyst Rob Lee who also posted other videos, many of which were shared on Ukrainian Telegram channels, depicting more strikes against Russian BMP-3 and BMP-3 vehicles.
One video depicts four severely damaged BMP-2 and BMP-3 vehicles also in Vuhledar, as well as one IMR-2 tracked military engineering vehicle.
This time, the strikes were initiated by the 72nd Mechanized Brigade.
You can watch the video here.
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In another clip, a Russian T-80BVM tank can be seen in a state of total disrepair, with a fire erupting from the hull and huge plumes of thick smoke erupting from the top.
The tank was also destroyed somewhere near Vuhledar.
It is not known whether the tank operators survived, though if they were unable to escape the tank before the strike, the huge blaze would no doubt have killed them.
Much of the fighting in Vuhledar appears to be focused on efforts by Russian forces to establish control over the roads in the area.
One Twitter user, who claims to be a Ukrainian military officer serving in the reserves, claimed that the Russians have yet to establish a foothold in the Vuhledar region.
“Vuhledar, 26.01 16:00 update: UAF continues to control Vuhledar and roads that connect with Vuhledar. The enemy tries to establish fire control over roads but so far failed to achieve its goals. The enemy failed to set up a foothold near Vuhledar,” the account writes, adding that the Russians attempted to use large numbers of vehicles to succeed in the assault.
After failing to achieve their goals, however, Russian forces reportedly changed tactics and deployed “non-stop artillery shelling.”
“The enemy continues assault from Mykil’s’ke and Pavlivka,” the account adds.
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February 10, 2023 at 9:51 pm
The video I saw was not the 155th Marine brigade. Probably the the 40th Motorized brigade, but could have been the 36th Marine brigade. The pictures I saw were not advanced BMPs since they did not have the 100mm gun. And I did not see any indication that they were taken out by Javelin. In fact I have not seen a single tank taken out by a Javelin. I have seen T72s with 5-6 Javelin hits and still operational. Looked like artillery and mines (tracks were blown off). It if had been a Javelin, then the guns could have engaged the Javelins, which have fairly short range.