Ukraine’s Tank Battle Against Russia in the Snowy Kharkiv Region

Christian Baghai
3 min readNov 29, 2023

The war between Ukraine and Russia has entered a new phase of intensity, as the Ukrainian army launched a counter-offensive to reclaim the strategic Kharkiv region from the Russian invaders. One of the most dramatic scenes of this operation was captured on video by a Ukrainian soldier, who filmed a tank advancing through the snow and firing at the enemy positions.

The footage, which was uploaded on YouTube by the Daily Mail, shows a Ukrainian T-64 tank driving along a dirt road near the village of Synkovka, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Kharkiv. The tank is part of a unit that is trying to break through the Russian defenses and reach the city, which has been under siege since February.

As the tank approaches a wooded area, it spots a group of Russian soldiers hiding behind a low wall. The tank commander orders the gunner to fire, and a loud boom is heard as the 125 mm cannon shoots a high-explosive shell. A cloud of smoke and dust rises from the impact, and the Russian soldiers are seen scrambling for cover.

The tank then makes a sharp u-turn and heads back to its own lines, avoiding any possible return fire. The video ends with the tank disappearing behind a hill, as the soldier filming says “Glory to Ukraine!”