Dramatic moment Russian tanks trying to hide in back gardens are obliterated after they were spotted by Ukrainian drones

THIS is the dramatic moment Russian tanks are obliterated after they were spotted hiding in back gardens.

The attack took place in the village of Zirkuni in the northeastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv Oblast after the tanks were seen by Ukrainian drones.

Footage shows the tanks driving around, frantically looking for somewhere to hide as Russian forces attempt to retake lost positions in the area.

One of the tanks can be seen reversing into a residential yard, hoping the trees would conceal their position.

However, the garden failed to provide coverage, with the tanks soon going up in flames after a strike by Ukrainian fighters.

Footage emerged last week, showing an obliterated Russian tank after three Ukrainian grenades ignited the ammo on board.


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Drone footage shows three smaller explosions followed by a mega-blast – leaving the tank in ruins near Kharkiv.

And another video game-like footage shows the moment a Ukrainian tank wipes out a Russian vehicle.

Burnt-out tanks are filmed scattered across the landscape, alongside the bodies of Putin's soldiers left behind on the battlefield.

Ukrainian troops were also able to blow up a Russian vacuum bomb launcher over the weekend.

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The footage revealed the moment the deadly weapon went up in flames following a massive explosion that sparked a cloud of black smoke.

Fighting has continued inRuski Tyshky, Cherkasy Tyshky and Pytomnyk and the village of Zirkuni.

Russia pounded dozens of targets in eastern Ukraine with airstrikes and artillery as ground forces attempted to encircle the Donbas city of Sievierodonetsk, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

Kyiv revealed its worst military losses from a single attack of the Ukraine war, saying 87 people were killed last week when Russian forces struck a barracks housing troops at a training base in the north.

Meanwhile, the UK's Ministry of Defence said that Russia's casualties are likely to have passed those of the nine-year conflict in Afghanistan.

MoD said in a statement: "In the first three months of its ‘special military operation’, Russia has likely suffered a similar death toll to that experienced by the Soviet Union during its nine year war in Afghanistan.

"A combination of poor low-level tactics, limited air cover, a lack of flexibility, and a command approach which is prepared to reinforce failure and repeat mistakes has led to this high casualty rate, which continues to rise in the Donbas offensive."

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Ukraine has previously claimed Putin's bloody war has cost the lives of almost 30,000 soldiers.

Ukraine's official statistics suggest that the Russian President has also lost over 1,200 tanks, 204 planes and 13 boats.

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