Two Stryker IFVs were blown up in Zaporozhye Region by anti-tank missile strikes
A video unveiled on Tuesday, apparently created by the 100th Reconnaissance Brigade, shows the effective use of anti-tank missiles against US-made Stryker infantry fighting vehicles operated by Ukraine on the frontline in the Zaporozhye Region.
The video captures the destruction of two armored vehicles near the Kiev-controlled city of Orekhov. Anti-tank missiles reportedly struck both, although the footage only displays the second attack. The projectile appears to have triggered the detonation of munitions carried by the Stryker, as evident from the aftermath.
According to the video’s description, the effective strike was carried out by the 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division, which launched the missiles at the Ukrainian targets. For its part, the reconnaissance brigade provided “objective control” to confirm the neutralization of hostiles, presumably after sharing target-related intelligence.
The 100th, nicknamed the ‘Osman Army Spetsnaz,’ was initially created in 2009 as an experimental unit combining airborne and reconnaissance capabilities. Today, it is functionally close to the special operations units of the Russian military intelligence service, the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).
Kiev is currently grappling with challenges securing ongoing military assistance from Western donors. These hurdles are compounded by political upheaval in the US House of Representatives, competition for aid with Israel, which is heavily involved in combating the Palestinian militant group Hamas, and a lack of clear successes on the battlefield.
Earlier this week, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky urged his troops to advance “at least 500 meters” daily to improve the frontline situation.
October 25, 2023 at 02:05PM