The images show Ukrainian marines and artillery units evacuating 16 Russian soldiers in occupied eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region while other marines resist a Russian push in the Kherson region, the Ukrainian military said.
The footage came from the Ukrainian Navy on August 9, along with a statement that said: “On August 8, in the direction of Kherson, the soldiers of the naval units and marine units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine resolutely and courageously resisted the Russian attackers on the front line fortifications.
“Towards Donetsk, marines destroy four attackers.”
“Our artillery units then attacked a concentration of occupiers’ manpower and equipment, resulting in the killing or wounding of 12 Rastafarians.”
They signed off with: “Glory to Ukraine!”
‘Racist’ is a term used by the Ukrainian military to refer to Russian invaders. It is a combination of the words “Russia” and “fascism”.
Zenger News reached out to the Ukrainian Navy for additional comment. It says the footage is authentic and the information is accurate.
Zenger News also contacted the Russian Ministry of Defense for further comment, but did not receive a reply at the time of writing.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin still calls a “special military operation.” Thursday marks the 169th day of the war.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 11, Russia lost about 43,000 personnel, 1,846 tanks, 4,100 armored fighting vehicles, 974 artillery pieces, 261 multiple launch rocket systems, 134 air defense systems, 32 combat systems. , 193 helicopters, 772 drones, 185 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,018 motor vehicles and fuel tankers and 90 special equipment.
Russia claims its casualties are very low, but rarely provides updates on its latest figures. The Pentagon It said this week that Russia had suffered 70,000 to 80,000 casualties—dead and wounded—since the beginning of the invasion.
Ukraine has accused Russia of firing rockets from near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant—the largest in Europe—killing at least 13 people and injuring 10, knowing that Ukraine would find it difficult to fire back.
Ukraine says the Kremlin targeted Marhanets, a town in neighboring Dnipropetrovsk Oblast across the Dnieper River from the nuclear power plant. Russia has said that Ukraine has previously fired on Russian soldiers at the plant.
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr ZelenskySaid that Kyiv would not leave the Russian shelling on the Dnepropetrovsk region unanswered and promised to inflict significant damage on the Russian president. Vladimir PutinThe army ended the war.
Ukraine’s air force said dozens of Russian planes were destroyed at the Saki airbase in Crimea on Tuesday. Ukraine has not publicly claimed responsibility. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
President Zelensky has vowed to liberate Crimea, saying: “This Russian war against Ukraine and all of free Europe began with Crimea and must end with Crimea – with its liberation.”
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has called the Saki airbase a “legitimate target” for Ukraine. He said: “First and foremost, Russia has illegally invaded Ukrainian territory, not only in 2014, but now.” He added: “Ukraine, according to the UN articles, has the full right to defend its territory and take whatever action is necessary against an invading force.”
The European Union There have been calls for a ban on Russian tourists. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said that “visiting Europe is a privilege, not a human right” and that “now is the time to end tourism in Russia.”
Estonia, one member NATO Since 2004, the country has summoned the Russian ambassador and formally protested after a Russian helicopter violated its airspace on Tuesday.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.