Ukrainian soldiers kicked Russia’s ass in a battle that left Russian tanks destroyed in the road and Russian soldiers dead … and the person who is probably most surprised is the aggressor himself — Vladimir Putin.
The video shows the aftermath of a massive battle on the outskirts of the capital — in a town called Bucha … which shows tons of Russian military equipment and vehicles torched up and utterly destroyed … apparently at the hands of the Ukrainian army.
Ukrainian officials say as many as 100 units of enemy equipment were stopped in their tracks … which halted a convoy that was trying to make its way toward the epicenter of the nation.
As you see in the videos … it was more than just tanks and armored vehicles that got blown up. Surrounding buildings and homes also suffered some ruin during the fight — but it sounds like there were more Russian casualties than Ukrainian.
While the official tally varies from source to source … some European officials estimate as many as 50 Russian aircraft, 150 tanks and 4,300 soldiers have either perished or been successfully pushed back.
CNN’s Matthew Chance also got compelling on-the-ground footage of the aftermath … and it was clearly a bloody affair, as he actually panned to a dead man left behind — whom he claimed was a Russian.
Point being … Ukraine is holding its own, and there are some reports that Russia’s actually getting clobbered out in the field. The question … how will Putin respond? Time will tell.