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Ukraine says SBU’s “White Wolves” destroyed 10 Russian tanks in one night

Ukraine said video released on Saturday showed its forces successfully attacking Russian tanks overnight.

The clip, tweeted by Ukraine’s security service SBU, shows a bird’s-eye view of military vehicles exploding after being hit from above.

“Nine or ten? TEN! So many Russian tanks were destroyed in just one night by special forces of SBU “White Wolves”!” SBU shared on Telegram alongside the clip, which as of Saturday afternoon had received more than 47,000 views.

During the strikes in the direction of Russian-occupied Donetsk, an armored personnel carrier was also hit, the SBU said. The video has not been independently verified and the exact location of the alleged strikes has not been mentioned. news week emailed the Russian Defense Ministry for comment.

It comes after another video went viral allegedly showing Ukrainian forces attacking one of Russia’s T-90 tanks, believed to be the invaders’ most advanced equipment.

Ukrainian internal affairs adviser Anton Gerashchenko tweeted that his country’s National Guard Brigade was among the Ukrainian armed forces that “tracked down and destroyed the pride of Russia’s defense industry – the T90 Proryv tank.”

On Saturday, Kiev held talks with American officials about upcoming US military aid, including arms and ammunition, Ukrainian Presidential Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak wrote on Telegram.

They discussed “the current situation at the front, combat operations in the most difficult directions, as well as the urgent needs of the Ukrainian army,” Yermak wrote, according to a translation.

On the call was Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who said Thursday that Ukraine had “no time to waste” ahead of an expected spring offensive.

Austin had said the US must deliver what it had promised Kiev “quickly and in full.” That included bringing armored capabilities to the battlefield and ensuring Ukrainian troops “received the training, parts and maintenance support they need,” Politico reported.

Meanwhile, Russian media reported on Saturday how Vladimir Putin had visited the Russian-occupied Crimea nine years after proclaiming its occupation. He attended an art school in the Black Sea port city of Sevastopol in the company of local governor Mikhail Razvozhayev, according to images broadcast on TV.

The Russian president’s visit to the Moscow peninsula, illegally annexed in 2014, comes a day after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against him for his role in the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.

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