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Benedict Tetzlaff-Deas

Russian soldiers wiped out by Ukrainian blast in dramatic new footage

Dramatic new footage shows the moment Russian soldiers appear to be completely wiped out by a Ukrainian weapon.

The video taken from the frontline shows troops from Vladimir Putin's army trudging through a ravaged pock-marked field seconds before they are ambushed by the surprise weapon.

A large explosion is seen to hit the group of soldiers, leaving several reportedly dead and more injured.

This is followed by a second blast, which hits the Russians while they attempt to treat already fallen comrades.

Soldiers are then seen fleeing the field before they are taken out by a third explosion.

Users on social media said they had likely been on the receiving end of a Stuhna-P anti-tank missile launcher, a Ukrainian-made ' weapon said to be capable of destroying targets at a distance of 100 to 4,000 metres (0.06 miles to 2.4 miles).

Users on social media appeared to be impressed by the aim of the shots, with one writing: "Whoever landed those three shots is, without a doubt, the best ATGM [Anti-tank Guide Missile] operator on earth. He's practically sniping with it."

It comes after satellite images appeared to suggest Putin is worried about Ukrainian counter strikes after new tanks were sent to Ukraine from Germany and US.

Intelligence analyst Brady Africk has reported new Russian fortifications in Luhansk down to Donetsk, as well as in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.

Africk who is employed at American Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Beast: "They're trying to basically consolidate their gains and keep the parts that they've held on to thus far.

"I think it's definitely both a message to soldiers in Ukraine, and to everyone who might be watching, that they're going to at least try and stay."

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