A Russian helicopter pilot is seen destroying a tank in a new viral video. That is not remarkable news until you learn it was a Russian tank that was blown up.
In Novomykhaylyvka, Donetsk area, the footage shows a Russian Ka-52 helicopter destroying a Russian MT-LB tank. The video seems to have originated on a Telegram channel named Russia No Context, which keeps a close eye on the conflict in Ukraine and has been shared on many social media networks.
Based on information from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as of Tuesday, 5,439 Russian tanks have been destroyed since the conflict started in February 2022. Ukrainian military authorities determine the figures, which differ for each nation.
Along the front lines in an undisclosed area, Ukrainian soldiers destroyed an advanced Russian T-90M tank in another video that seemed to have been shot by a drone and went viral on Monday.
The Ukrainian capital’s counteroffensive measures, which started in June, have not had the same results as last year. For Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelensky, the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent acquisition of further Ukrainian areas the previous year—including the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia—have crossed a line.
Future worries about weather, manpower, and weaponry fuel the relative standstill on the battlefield. The United States has already contributed over $40 billion in aid, but that amount could be drastically cut in the coming months if more resolutions pass in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Numerous concerns about the circumstances of the Russian-on-Russian strike and its possible consequences for the continuing combat in the area have been raised by this episode, perplexing the Russian military and the world community.
This might be a strategic maneuver whose goals are still a mystery or a part of a more significant, clandestine effort. It could be a planned operation with political or military goals in mind.
Another possible explanation for the assault on the Russian convoy is a technical issue or a mistake made during the operation— namely, stupidity.