The Russian invasion of Ukraine began today at dawn, with a large-scale air and missile attack across the country.
Although Ukraine has suffered heavy losses due to the overwhelming Russian superiority in terms of military forces, the Ukrainian resistance is making itself felt in various parts of the country. You can see below some videos and photos published by various sources in the last few hours.
A Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter (it is the lowest flying) in a low-level dogfight with a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter near Kiev. Video published by the Belarusian opposition channel Nexta and by Thomas van Linge.
Ukrainian air attack using Bayraktar TB2 drones against a column of Russian tanks. Video posted by Belarusian opposition outlet Nexta at 14:57 CET.
A column of Russian armor destroyed in the Glukhov area, with Javelin anti-tank missiles launched by the Ukrainian military. The photo was posted on the Ukrainian Ground Forces Facebook page at 15:21 CET. This source indicates that the Ukrainians would have destroyed 15 T-72 tanks. Seen in the image is a BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle (right) and an armored BTR-70 (left).
A Russian Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter shot down by Ukraine. Video posted by the Ukrainian Ground Forces at 15:07 CET.
Image of the Russian Kamov Ka-52 Alligator shot down by Ukrainians that we just saw in the video. Photo published by Oryx, which publishes a list of vehicles and aircraft lost by both sides.
Ukrainian soldiers guarding Russian prisoners of war, lying on the ground. Photo posted by the Ukrainian Ground Forces Facebook page at 14:11 CET. According to this source, the image would have been taken in Shchastia, in the Lugansk oblast, in eastern Ukraine: "Shchastia is currently under the full control of the Ukrainian army. During the fighting, the enemy suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment and withdrew," the Ukrainian Army notes.
A Russian MT-LB armored vehicle disabled by the Ukrainians in Kharkov. Photo published by the Belarusian opposition outlet Nexta at 13:17 CET. In the background on the left you can see a Russian GAZ Tigr military vehicle with its doors open, it also seems abandoned.
Two abandoned Russian MT-LB armored vehicles. Photo released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense at 16:17 CET. It does not indicate the place, but it is possibly the same Russian unit from Kharkov in the previous photo.
Two young Russian soldiers captured by the Ukrainians. Image released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense at 12:42 CET. This source states the following: "Soldiers from the 93rd Mechanized Brigade captured two Russian occupants, they belonged to the 423rd Yampol Motorized Rifle Regiment, military unit 91701."
The weapons captured from the two Russian soldiers in the previous photo. Image released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense at 12:42 CET. In the photo are two AKS-74 assault rifles, the variant used by Russian paratroop troops, as well as AK-74 bayonets and six 30-round magazines.
A Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle captured by the Ukrainians. FPhoto released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense at 16:17 CET. According to @Tramblertv1 the photo was taken in Kharkov.
Remains of a Russian Antonov An-26 transport plane shot down by the Ukrainians. Photo posted by @oryxspioenkop at 15:06 CET.
A Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet destroyed by the Russians on the tarmac of their air base. Photo posted by @NotWoofers at 18:37 CET.
The turret of a Russian T-80BVM tank destroyed by the Ukrainians. The image appears in a video published by the Belarusian opposition outlet Nexta at 12:37 CET.
A Ukrainian BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle captured by DNR separatist rebels in Volnovakha, Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Photo posted by Ukraine Weapons Tracker at 13:41 CET.
Russian 9N123K cluster bomb warhead dropped near a Ukrainian hospital in Vugledar, near Donetsk, killing 4 civilians and wounding 10. Photo posted by kraine Weapons Tracker at 15:34 CET.
A pro-Russian separatist BTR-70M armored vehicle destroyed by Ukrainian forces near Novoazovsk. Photo posted by kraine Weapons Tracker at 18:17 CET.
A Russian Army Ural-4320 truck captured by the Ukrainians in Okhtyrka, Sumy Oblast. Photo posted by kraine Weapons Tracker at 18:43 CET.
A Russian Kamaz 4310 military truck equipped with a ZSU-23-2 twin anti-aircraft gun, captured and reused by the Ukrainians. Photo posted by Ukraine Weapons Tracker at 16:31 CET.
Three Russian military vehicles destroyed by Ukrainian forces: a Tor-M2 anti-aircraft missile system (middle), an Ural-4320 truck, and an MT-LB armored vehicle with anti-aircraft guns (left). Photo posted by @horyxspioenkop at 19:43 CET.
An Antonov An-26 transport plane of the Ukrainian Air Force shot down by the Russians. Photo posted by OSINT Ukraine on Telegram at 15:20 CET. This source indicates that 5 of the 14 occupants of the plane died.
A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter of the Ukrainian Air Force in Romania. Photo posted by OSINT Ukraine on Telegram. This source indicates that the Ukrainian fighter entered Romanian airspace without authorization and the Romanian Air Force forced it to land.
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