Ukrainian multiple rocket launcher vehicle fires missile Salvos at Russian invaders.

A Ukrainian multiple rocket launcher vehicle fires missile salvos at the Russian invaders.

The vehicle appears to be a BM-21 'Grad' multiple rocket launcher vehicles and it can be seen in the footage manoeuvring into position somewhere on the front lines in Ukraine before letting off a salvo of rockets.

Footage then reportedly shows the rockets hitting Russian targets. The video then shows the BM-21 'Grad' in a field of sunflowers, letting off another volley of missiles.

The footage was obtained from the 58th Independent Motorised Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces - also known as the 58th Separate Motorised Infantry Brigade named after hetman Ivan Vyhovskyi - on Wednesday, 3rd August, with the brigade simply saying that it was disrupting the enemy's "disco".

The footage was also relayed by the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is currently unclear where exactly on the frontlines this footage was filmed.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a "special military operation". Today marks the 162nd day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 4th August, Russia had lost about 41,500 personnel, 1,789 tanks, 4,026 armoured combat vehicles, 946 artillery units, 260 multiple launch rocket systems, 118 air defence systems, 223 warplanes, 191 helicopters, 742 drones, 182 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,960 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 83 units of special equipment.

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

The United Nations is carrying out a fact-finding mission after requests from both Russia and Ukraine following the deaths of 53 Ukrainian POWs in an explosion at a barracks at the Olenivka prison in pro-Russian-controlled Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

The United States Senate has ratified Finland's and Sweden's accession to NATO, with 95 voting in favour and one vote against. The US is now the 23rd NATO member to ratify the countries' bids to join the alliance. All 30 members have to ratify their bids before Finland and Sweden can become members.

The first grain ship exporting food from Ukraine under a deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations has reached Turkey. It is the first of 27 ships planned so far that, it is hoped, will help fight the global food crisis. It has been inspected and is now expected to move through to the other side of the Bosphorus Strait.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has faced criticism for having a private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after travelling on holiday to Moscow.

Speaking in New York on Wednesday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that record profits posted by oil and gas companies amid the war in Ukraine amount to "grotesque greed" and urged governments to implement windfall taxes to raise funds to help those most in need.

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