Russian paratroopers appear to defend Ukrainian tank attacks.

FOOTAGE appears to show a column of Ukrainian tanks attempting to push through Russian lines somewhere in Ukraine.

They can be seen being targeted by ordnance, with explosions hitting around them, before at least one vehicle is hit. The images then show other vehicles on fire and at a standstill.

Some of the images show a Ukrainian flag flying from one of the mechanised infantry vehicles, while other images show the burnt-out remains of other vehicles that appear to have been hit as well.

The footage then cuts to images that appear to be of at least one of the Ukrainian fighting vehicles filmed up close after the battle, with the Ukrainian flag and the Ukrainian Crest clearly visible before the footage ends.

The images were obtained from the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), on Friday, 23rd September, along with a statement claiming: "The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the help of two mechanised companies, with the support of 9 tanks and 16 armoured fighting vehicles, made an unsuccessful offensive attempt.

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