Russia‘s forces have been decimated in the conflict so far, with deaths and casualties in the hundreds of thousands, while weaponry and equipment continue to be destroyed, leaving supplies desperately low.
The footage shows the tank, which uses a 125mm 2A46 smoothbore main gun, roaming through thick grass and firing at opposing forces, with one soldier’s head appearing out of the top of it.
Suddenly, the tank explodes in a massive fireball with pieces and shrapnel blown everywhere, suggesting the Russian soldiers may have unknowingly run over a hidden land mine.
But just ten seconds in, the tank suddenly explodes into flames, swiftly sending thick grey smoke high into the sky. Smoke is also seen pouring from three other nearby areas.
The camera zooms in to show a handful of troops scrambling out of the destroyed vehicle before there is another explosion out of shot as they come under attack from artillery fire.
The short video ends with the troops under fire before lying motionless on the ground.
This dramatic moment comes as another video shows the devastating moment an entire Russian squad lying prone is blown up by Ukraine cluster bombs.
Footage posted on a Telegram channel and shared on Reddit appears to show several troops out in the open on the battlefield.
Suddenly, they are rocked by dozens of huge explosions – seemingly from the lethal and destructive cluster munitions – as thick smoke quickly fills the sky.
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