Watch: Russian Mobile Short Range Ballistic Missile System in Action in Ukraine

Video released by Russian military officials shows a mobile short-range ballistic missile system in action in Ukraine, with topographers producing a map before the vehicle fires its ordnance.

The footage shows a Russian military vehicle with a white "Z" daubed on the side pulling up by the side of a road bordering a lush, green field. Soldiers can then be seen hurriedly running into the field and taking cover in some bushes before setting up some equipment.

The footage then shows the same activity being repeated in a different location, with two soldiers - it is unclear if they are the same soldiers - setting up their equipment. After performing their measurements, the data is relayed to other soldiers who print out a map, which is taken to other soldiers before a mobile short-range ballistic missile system is seen being deployed. It fires its weapon as the footage ends.

Russian mobile short-range ballistic missile system
Video released by Russian military officials shows a mobile short-range ballistic missile system in action in Ukraine, with topographers producing a map before the vehicle fires its ordnance. Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger

It is currently unclear where exactly in Ukraine the images were filmed but the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a short statement obtained Monday evening that the footage shows the "combat work of military topographers of the Western Military District and crews of the Iskander OTRK during a special military operation."

The Western Military District is one of five military districts of the Russian military, with its scope of activity mainly being in the western central region of European Russia. The Iskander OTRK is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system built and used by Russia.

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 14 marks the 111th day of the campaign.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 14, Russia had lost 32,500 personnel, 1,434 tanks, 3,503 armored fighting vehicles, 721 artillery systems, 229 multiple launch rocket systems, 97 anti-aircraft systems, 213 warplanes, 179 helicopters, 2,473 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 warships/boats, 588 drones, 54 pieces of special equipment and 125 cruise missiles.

All the bridges to the besieged Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk have reportedly been destroyed, the local governor, Serhiy Haidai, said. Ukrainian forces there are now cut off from any possible retreat, and fierce street-to-street fighting is taking place in the city, which has been the focus of Russian artillery fire for weeks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russian attacks on the cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk have turned them into "dead cities." An aide to Zelensky has said that Ukraine is losing up to 200 troops a day.

Zelensky has repeatedly asked for additional weapons from Ukraine's allies.

The United Kingdom and the United States have said they are sending long-range missile systems to Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.

Ukrainian officials have said that weapons are not arriving fast enough. An adviser to Zelensky, Mykhailo Podolyak, has said that to end the war, they need "1,000 howitzers caliber 155 mm; 300 [Multiple Launch Rocket Systems]; 500 tanks; 2000 armored vehicles; 1,000 drones."

Podolyak added: "Contact Group of Defense Ministers meeting is held in Brussels on June 15. We are waiting for a decision."

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.