Ukrainian Artillery Hits Farm Housing Russian Armored Vehicles

Ukrainian artillery reportedly hit a hangar on a farm that was housing Russian armored vehicles.

The footage appears to show a farmhouse with Russian troops present. The area is then repeatedly shelled, with multiple buildings being hit and Russian armored vehicles reportedly being destroyed.

The images were obtained Tuesday evening from the 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Farm housing Russian soldiers hit by artillery
Soldiers of the 45th Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces reportedly hit a hangar with Russian armored vehicles on a farm in Ukraine. @45oabr/Zenger

The footage was also shared by the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who said: "Morning would not be morning without fried Russians."

They signed off with the well-known slogan "Slava Ukraini!", which means "Glory to Ukraine!" in English.

Zenger News contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment but had not received a reply at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is calling a "special military operation." Wednesday marks the 119th day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 22, Russia had lost about 34,230 personnel, 1,496 tanks, 3,614 armored combat vehicles, 752 artillery units, 239 multiple launch rocket systems, 99 air defense systems, 216 warplanes, 182 helicopters, 614 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,543 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 60 units of special equipment.

The Ukrainian military said it has launched airstrikes on Zmiinyi Island, which is also known as Snake Island, causing "significant losses" to Russia's forces there in an operation it says is ongoing.

Russia conducted an anti-ship missile exercise this week in the Baltic Sea amid escalating tensions with NATO member Lithuania after the latter country blocked the transit of goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Russian Foreign Ministry press secretary Maria Zakharova said that Moscow's response to Lithuania banning the transit of goods, sanctioned by the EU, to Kaliningrad will not only be diplomatic but also practical.

Ukrainian forces have said that they have been successfully thwarting fresh Russian attempts to advance in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine, but Russian forces have captured several settlements near Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, with 568 civilians believed to still be sheltering in Severodonetsk's Azot chemical plant.

Iryna Vereshchuk, Ukraine's deputy prime minister and minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, has urged locals in the Kherson region to evacuate, to help Ukrainian forces "de-occupy" the area.

British intelligence has claimed that the pro-Russian, so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) may have lost about 55 percent of its original forces.

Zelensky said that a "historic week" has begun as Kyiv awaits a decision from Brussels regarding its EU candidate status, with the EU expected to approve the application by the end of the week.

This comes after the European Parliament adopted a resolution on June 8, recommending that the European Union grant Ukraine the status of candidate country for EU membership. Some 438 Members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, with 65 voting against and 94 abstaining.

Zelensky, speaking to the African Union on Monday also accused Russia of holding Africa "hostage" over grain and fertilizer shortages.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.