Ukraine’s Azov Regiment Destroys Russian Tanks and Vehicles

Footage received from the Azov Regiment of Ukraine reportedly demonstrates parked Russian tanks in besieged Mariupol erupting in flames following shelling by the regiment.

Zenger Information obtained the footage from Azov on Monday, with the regiment declaring (in English): “They are about 10 times much more than us, they have planes and ships, they have a lot of products … But the Azov Regiment carries on to damage the occupier on the streets of Ukrainian Mariupol!”

The footage reveals many stationary tanks and other military services autos daubed with the notorious white “Z”, marking them as Russian.

They are parked up coming to what appears like a manufacturing unit, with empty, damaged structures that seem to be residential close by.

Azov Regiment in Ukraine
Ukraine’s Azov Regiment carries on to ruin Russian tanks and vehicles on the streets of Mariupol in April 2022.

Fireballs and plumes of smoke are witnessed emanating from some of the automobiles as they are apparently picked off by shelling from Ukrainian forces.

The siege of Mariupol began on day a single of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is ongoing.

Russian forces entirely besieged the town on March 2 and arrived at the city heart 16 times later.

The siege has seen 90 % of structures in the metropolis, which lies in southeastern Ukraine, on the Black Sea coast, weakened or destroyed.

Area officers say far more than 5,000 civilians have been killed in the siege so far.

The Azov Regiment, formally regarded as the Azov Unique Functions Detachment and previously named the Azov Battalion, has been active considering that May possibly 2014.

In September of the same 12 months, it was incorporated into the Countrywide Guard of Ukraine, the country’s national gendarmerie.

The regiment has significantly-right origins. Nonetheless, only a minority of its estimated 900 customers are thought to have significantly-appropriate tendencies.

Azov Regiment in Ukraine
Ukraine’s Azov Regiment carries on to ruin Russian tanks and automobiles on the streets of Mariupol in April 2022.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is contacting a “exclusive armed service procedure.” Monday marks the 47th working day of the invasion.

From February 24 to April 11, the overall battle losses of Russian troops stand at 19,500 staff, in accordance to the Common Team of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian armed service also promises that Russia has misplaced 725 tanks, 1,923 armored preventing autos, 347 artillery devices, 111 multiple start rocket methods, 55 anti-plane warfare methods, 154 plane, 137 helicopters, 1,387 motor cars, 7 boats/cutters, 76 gas tanks, 119 unmanned aerial cars, 25 particular tools models and four cellular SRBM systems.

Russia has not confirmed these numbers but has admitted to “sizeable losses.”

Russia is shifting its emphasis to eastern and southern Ukraine soon after withdrawing its troops from the north of the country.

This tale was offered to Newsweek by Zenger Information.