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VIDEO: Welcome To Hell: Ukrainian Forces Pound Russian Artillery Positions In Open Field

Description: Ukrainian 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroyed the Russian self-propelled artillery unit 2C19 Msta-C. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Zenger)

This aerial footage shows blast after blast hitting Russian artillery positions on an open field in Ukraine.

Zenger News obtained the video from the 59th Motorised Brigade – a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces – earlier today (Tuesday, May 10).

The brigade said (in Ukrainian): “New series Orcs Welcome to Hell.

“The military 59th separate motorized infantry brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroyed the racist self-propelled artillery installation 2C19 ‘Msta-C’.

“This deadly machine – a long-range 152-millimeter howitzer – brought by the Russians to our land to kill Ukrainians, is now lying in a pile of scrap, littering the Ukrainian field. Along with it, several 122-millimeter D-30 installations were distributed by our soldiers.

“Well, the day was productive.

“But the real harvest is still ahead.”

The 59th Motorised Brigade is garrisoned in Haisyn, which is a town in Vinnytsia Oblast, in central Ukraine.

Description: Ukrainian 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroyed the Russian self-propelled artillery unit 2C19 “Msta-C”. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Zenger)

The brigade did not specify where in Ukraine the strikes were filmed.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is now calling a “special military operation” to “protect Donbass”. Today marks the 76th day of the invasion.

From February 24 to May 10, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 26,000 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also says that Russia has lost 1,170 tanks, 2,808 armored fighting vehicles, 519 artillery systems, 185 multiple launch rocket systems, 87 anti-aircraft systems, 199 warplanes, 158 helicopters, 1,980 motor vehicles, 10 fuel tankers, 12 vessels, 380 unmanned aerial vehicles, 41 units of special equipment and 94 cruise missiles.

Description: Ukrainian 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroyed the Russian self-propelled artillery unit 2C19 “Msta-C”. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Zenger)

The footage comes as a shopping center and a depot in the south-western port city of Odessa were hit by Russian missile strikes, reportedly killing one and injuring five.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy has warned that the Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea poses a threat to global food supplies.

Description: Ukrainian 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroyed the Russian self-propelled artillery unit 2C19 “Msta-C”. (@59ompbr.com.ua/Zenger)

Meanwhile, Russian forces are conducting “storming operations” at the Azovstal metallurgical plant in the besieged port city of Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister has said there are more than 1,000 troops – hundreds of whom are injured – holed up in the steelworks.

And the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine says it has received reports of rape, forced nudity, and sexual violence following a visit to 14 towns in Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts.