Russian troops continue to ride to their deaths at a notorious crossroads in eastern Ukraine.
Videos show Russian armor being blown up by mines and anti-tank missiles at the crossing.
Russia lost 130 tanks over three weeks of fighting near Vuhledar, according to Ukrainian officials.
An infamous border crossing near Vuhledar in Ukraine has become a death trap where Russian soldiers continue to ride to their deaths.
The Ukrainian army has placed mines at the crossing, which is just outside the town of Mykilske in the Donbas region, and Ukrainian troops are waiting nearby to strike with guided anti-tank missiles, according to Forbes.
Despite more than a dozen tanks and combat vehicles lying destroyed in the area, Russian troops apparently continue to try to drive into the area.
Drone footage from the Ukrainian army circulating on social media appears to show Russian vehicles being destroyed at the border crossing.
The most recent video purports to show a Russian BMP-2 IFV being destroyed at the intersection after running over a mine and being hit by an anti-tank guided missile.
Another video shows a Russian T-72B3 tank and BMP-2 being destroyed by a mine and anti-tank guided missile.
During their bloody winter offensive, the Ukrainian-occupied mining town of Vuhledar was a target for Russian troops.
There has been fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town and neighboring villages as Russia made several failed attempts to capture it.
Ukraine’s unexpected use of mines seems to give it the upper hand in the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
In addition to traditional Soviet mines, Ukraine also uses US-supplied remote anti-armour mines, where a shell is fired into an open area that widely scatters small mines.
The Ukrainian military has claimed Russia has lost at least 130 tanks and armored personnel carriers in a three-week battle at Vuhledar, which Ukrainian officials have described as the largest tank battle of the war to date. Insider was unable to independently verify those numbers.
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