Russian £4k battle tank destroyed by Ukraine days after being deployed

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A Russian battle tank which boasts reinforced steel has been destroyed by Ukrainian forces just days after being deployed.

The T-90M is one of Russia's most advanced tanks and is designed to explode when hit, decreasing the penetrative power of an incoming round due to its special reactive armour.

It is also protected by an automated defence system which can launch smoke grenades when it is "painted" by a laser beam from an incoming missile.

Despite this, the Ukrainian military has released shocking drone footage of the opposition's armoured unit which caused the demolition of the £4million tank.

The major resistance also struck a thermobaric multiple rocket system when the attack took place in the north-eastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv Oblast, reports Daily Mail.

The Command of the Special Operations Forces (SSO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) confirmed the attack on Monday (May 2) and said: "The Resistance Movement of the SSO of Ukraine is working.

"In the Kharkiv region, during reconnaissance operations, our soldiers discovered clusters of enemy equipment, including heavy armoured and lightly armoured vehicles."

They added: "An hour after the priority targets for the strike were determined, soldiers of the Resistance Movement coordinated a unit of one of the artillery brigades and adjusted the fire on enemy targets.

"As a result of joint work of soldiers of the Defence Forces of Ukraine, the losses of the Russians amounted to: T-90 tank – destroyed. T-80BVM tank – destroyed. MTLB – destroyed. MTLB – damaged."

According to Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has lost 23,800 of his troops in the 10 weeks since their invasion.

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The Daily Star previously reported how Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov believes Putin is 'going soft'.

He said in a video message to Moscow: "We need to start the second stage and enter other cities – Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson, all cities, entirely, and install governance.

“And then continue dialogue with other countries who want to have relations with us. If they want sanctions, we’ll fight against sanctions, if they want war – we’ll fight…

“As a warrior, I ask the leadership of the state to take this decision….the sooner the better.”

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