Russia tank forced to flee as Ukrainian forces give chase in gripping drone footage
Ukraine’s 79th Air Assault Brigade, part of the unit that became known as “Cyborgs” in 2014 due to their lengthy and stubborn defence of Donetsk airport against pro-Russian separatists, have destroyed another of Putin’s tanks. The T-72B3 tank is followed by the brigade in Donetsk Oblast, the footage shows, and is hit twice before the soldiers within the vehicle flee into the nearby cover of trees.
The dramatic footage shows the brigade spotting the enemy vehicle on a dirt track in a forest in the most easterly oblast of Ukraine.
The tank then speeds off as the brigade follows, attempting to secure a lock on the target to launch an attack.
As the tank drives out into a more open road, it is partially hit and smoke starts to billow from its left corner.
A direct hit then lands on the top of the tank, by its turret, causing the vehicle to explode into flames.
Two Russian soldiers are spotted fleeing out of the tank as it is still moving. The vehicle, then engulfed in flames, careens off the side of the road into a lamppost. Posted By Ghost