A Ukrainian guardsman known as “Hulk” blasted a Russian armored vehicle with an RK-3 “Corsar” guided missile launcher from a distance of 1.5 miles.
The Center for Strategic Communications (StratCom) said on June 6: “With each shot, the Ukrainian defender reduces the enemy equipment!
“This is the work of a National Guardsman with the call sign ‘Hulk’ in Donbas. The warrior owns the Corsar system and neutralized enemy equipment from a distance of 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles)!”
StratCom added: “Real superheroes are defending Ukraine!”
In the footage, “Hulk” is seen shooting a missile from the launcher before apparently hitting an enemy armored vehicle traveling along the road. By the end of the clip, the whole convoy has been destroyed.
Zenger News contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation.” June 7 marks the 104th day of the campaign.
From February 24 to June 6, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 31,250 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,386 tanks, 3,400 armored fighting vehicles, 690 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 211 warplanes, 176 helicopters, 2,395 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 551 unmanned aerial vehicles, 53 units of special equipment, and 125 cruise missiles.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Center for Strategic Communications (StratCom) claimed Monday that Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov was killed in a battle near Popasna in the Luhansk region. Russian media later confirmed that report.
StratCom said: “Exclusive. Meet. Commander of the DNR’s 1st Army Corps (of the orcs), Major General Roman Kutuzov has been officially denazified and demilitarized.”
In related news, the United Kingdom has announced that it is sending its long-range missiles to Ukraine for the first time.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.
Russian missiles struck Kyiv on Sunday in the first assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.
Last week, the Russian MoD said that its Yars mobile missile systems, which can carry nuclear warheads and which boast a reported range of over 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles), were performing “intensive maneuvering operations on combat patrol routes in the Ivanovo Region,” east of the Russian capital Moscow.
This came after President Joe Biden said he will send Kyiv more advanced rocket systems that will help to strike enemy forces from a longer distance. These rocket systems have double the range of the rocket systems used by Russian forces and are said to be much more accurate.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.