Ukrainian Paratroopers Take Out 2 Russian Tanks With Javelin Missile System

Images from Ukrainian military officials purport to show Ukrainian paratroopers taking out two Russian tanks with Javelin missile systems.

The images appear to show one tank after it had been hit and a second one being destroyed.

It is currently unclear where exactly the images were filmed but they were obtained from the Command of the Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who said in a statement on Wednesday: "Soldiers of the 80th Separate Assault Brigade of the Air Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed two modern Russian T-90 'Vladimir' tanks with a Javelin anti-aircraft missile system."

Paratroopers take out Russian tanks
Soldiers of the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the DShV of the Armed Forces of Ukraine claim say they destroyed two modern Russian T-90 Vladimir tanks with a Javelin anti-tank missile system in Ukraine. Command of the Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Zenger

The statement added: "We continue to perform combat missions and destroy Russian invaders! Death to the Russian occupiers!"

They signed off with the now-famous slogan "Slava Ukraini!", which means "Glory to Ukraine!"

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" to "liberate the Donbas." Thursday marks the 113th day of the invasion.

In related news, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv on Thursday for talks. They are reportedly hoping to rebut what has been perceived as their lukewarm support for Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Washington has told China it risks ending up on the "wrong side of history" following Chinese President Xi Jinping's assurances to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Beijing supports Russian "sovereignty."

Thousands of civilians remain trapped in the key eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, where the water supply is reported to be dwindling. Hundreds of civilians are taking shelter in the bunkers beneath the city's Azot chemical plant.

Luhansk Oblast governor Serhiy Haidai said earlier this week that all three bridges into Severodonetsk had been destroyed, making delivering supplies and evacuating civilians impossible.

President Joe Biden has promised Kyiv another billion dollars in security assistance and weapon, and General Mark Milley, who chairs the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Russia has lost around 20 to 30 percent of its armored force during the ongoing invasion.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.