A video showing what appears to be a Russian howitzer weapon destroyed by an attack by Ukrainian forces has started circulating on social media.
The clip shows Russian soldiers fleeing the area before an artillery shell from the Excalibur, a high-precision GPS-guided munition, destroys the howitzer hidden in the trees.
The Ukraine Weapons Tracker Twitter account posted the video on Friday and has so far been viewed over 80,000 times.
The page captioned the video: “A Russian Msta-B 152mm towed howitzer was destroyed by a Ukrainian Army M982 Excalibur on the left bank of the Dnipro River, #Kherson Oblast.”
Before the hit on the Russian towed howitzer, soldiers are seen running away. A nearby truck is also seen quickly leaving the area.
After the howitzer is hit, a large plume of smoke rises from the trees as the truck begins to drive away.
However, Newsweek was unable to independently verify when and where the video was shot.
According to a month of September Telegraph report, the M982 Excalibur weapon was given to the Ukrainian forces by the United States, the equipment being considered one of the most accurate artillery shells.
Before being fired, the Excalibur’s digital fire control system is programmed with the exact coordinates of the intended target.
Once fired from an artillery gun, the folded fins are extended from the base of the shell to the nose compartment. This allows him to glide towards his target.
Defense of Ukraine Twitter page also shared a video of a tank being destroyed.
“Security is a slippery concept for occupiers in Ukraine,” the caption reads.
“When you’re not in a tank, it’s dangerous. When you’re in a tank, it’s dangerous. When you’re in a tank, it’s very dangerous.
“There are no safe places for them in Ukraine.”
The video shows an aerial view of a field that appears to have been repeatedly hit by shells. It then zooms in on a recently hit tank.
It is not known whether it was hit by a mine on the road or by an artillery strike.
The video then shows soldiers rushing on and around the tank. Seconds later, an explosion and a cloud of smoke are seen.
At least two soldiers can be seen fleeing the area after the explosion.
Newsweek contacted the Russian Foreign Ministry for comment.