The former commander Igor Girkin, who was sentenced to life in prison after bringing down the MH17 flight in 2014, said Ukraine pounded the vehicles “like in a shooting gallery”.
He noted how the vehicles, including tanks, piled up along a narrow road while the Ukrainian artillery fired at them.
Mr Girkin said the Russians were “complete morons, who don’t learn from their own mistakes”.
Throughout the war, footage has emerged showing tanks on narrow roads taking a pummeling from Ukrainian drones, artillery strikes and other anti-tank equipment.
Ukraine’s military claims they have destroyed the entirety of the elite tank squad, the 155th naval infantry brigade who were trying to storm Vuhledar.
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