Two Russian tanks make their way across a plowed field while one tank seemingly hits into a mine, causing an explosion.
An intercepted conversation between two serving colonels documents the contempt the two feel for Russia's military leaders.
Russia's Ministry of Defense reportedly said Moscow has started nuclear drills, as the U.S. are about to send Kyiv mid-range rockets.
British intelligence believe these losses will exacerbate low morale among Russian troops and make units less efficient.
The USSR lost 15,000 men during its ten years-long war in Afghanistan. In nearly three months of Ukraine's conflict, even more Russian troops have been killed.
Colonel Denis Klozov had taken over the role two months ago, replacing his killed predecessor.
Unverified reports say Ukrainian troops have pushed back the enemy to the Russian border.
The footage was allegedly filmed at the Azovstal iron and steel plant in the under-siege Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Experts say Moscow has known about a dangerous design flaw in their tanks since the 1990s.
Analysts believe Russia could have lost so much military equipment in Ukraine that replenishing its inventory might take "years."
Blasts were reported in three Russian provinces bordering Ukraine in the early hours of Wednesday.
Additional U.S. military aid to Ukraine was announced after Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin's trip to Kyiv on Sunday.
For weeks there have been rumors that demoralized Russian soldiers have been turning against their officers, with a colonel seemingly run over by his own troops in one incident.
One expert said that the Kremlin would have real difficulty spinning the serious damage inflicted on a prestigious Russian warship to the people of Russia.
Despite allegations that the Moskva had likely sunk, Russian authorities claim the ship is still afloat and armed.
The Russian missile cruiser became famous at the beginning of the war in Ukraine for telling local troops on Snake Island to surrender, only to be told "go f*** yourself."
"I allow it, just use protection," the woman can be heard saying in a call to her partner, allegedly intercepted by Ukraine's Security Services.
Luhansk regional administrator Serhiy Haidai has called on local residents to stay in hiding to avoid exposure to the dangerous chemical.
Britain's spy chief Jeremy Fleming said there's evidence Russian troops are "short of weapons and morale."
"We shouldn't underestimate what the Russians are capable of...but what they may attempt to do," David Deptula warned Saturday.
Officials in Kyiv said Russian forces had blown up a refinery in Lysychansk owned by Kremlin-controlled oil giant Rosneft.
Russia's largest tank manufacturer reportedly now lacks the foreign component parts that would allow it to continue operations.
"There's nothing worse in any organization than crappy leadership and that's exactly what the Russians are displaying," James Marks said Saturday.
More than 7,000 Russian troops have been killed fighting in Ukraine in 21 days of war, according to U.S. intelligence estimates.
The war in Ukraine is going into a sixth day with no foreseeable ending. President Biden praised the Ukrainian people and said sanctions are working.
One of the islands is about the size of 10 football fields.
Tensions remain high between Moscow and Washington despite Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.