Astonishing moment Russian tank gets obliterated launching turret 250ft into air

Incredible footage has emerged from the front line of the Russia-Ukraine war showing the moment one of Vladimir Putin's tanks is blown to pieces by Ukrainian forces.

The video shot by Chinese state TV channel Phoenix shows the sudden blast which sent the turret of the military vehicle 250ft (70m) up into the air.

It's not clear what sort of weapon was used to wipe out the tank in an instant but it caused an immense explosion.

Describing the events at the scene, Phoenix TV wrote: "Reporter Lu Yuguang escaped death during the interview in eastern Ukraine [as] the driver needed emergency deceleration to avoid danger.

"Phoenix Satellite TV dispatched a frontline interview team from eastern Ukraine to go to the Mariupol Azov Steel Plant on May 6 to discuss the evacuation of civilians by the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Russian Military Organization."

The reporter claims their driver had to slam on the brakes to avoid being caught up in the blast.

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It comes as new satellite images have shown a tomb of Russian armoured tanks lying destroyed near the River Donets in Ukraine.

Bombed out, blackened and in parts completely destroyed, it's thought that some 52 tanks make up the tomb and, amazingly, it's believed they were all destroyed in the same battle.

It's thought that the doomed unit was trying to cross the river to fortify Russia's position near Bilohorivka, west of Lysychansk.

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The photos also show a destroyed pontoon bridge that was targeted by Ukrainian defenders as a means to trap the armoured convoy in a crossfire.

The brave resistance was commended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who has proclaimed that Putin's forces are being 'pushed away'.

He tweeted: "The occupiers are gradually being pushed away. I am grateful to all our defenders who are holding the line and demonstrating truly superhuman strength to drive out the army of invaders."

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