The British Brimstone missiles were used by Ukraine to defend against Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

This weapon can now be fired from smaller vehicles in the Ukrainian battlefield, rather than from warplanes or drones of ships.

The Ukrainian defense ministry released video showing the deployment of the deadly Brimstone and the new generation portable antitank weapon, NLAW.

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Ukraine has showcased British Brimstone missiles being used in the country's defence against Vladimir Putin's invading Russian forces. Pictured: A still from a video showing the Britush-designed missile in use in Ukraine

The British Brimstone missiles were used by Ukraine to defend against Vladimir Putin’s invasion. Pictured: Still from the video that shows the Britush-designed missile being used in Ukraine

As intended, the weapon was modified to fire from small platforms on the Ukrainian battlefield instead of from warplanes and drones.

Pictured: Large explosions are seen in a field during test launches of the Brimstone missile

Picture: Large explosions can be seen at the Brimstone missile test launch site

The footage shared by the Ukrainian army shows missiles hitting targets. It appeared that the footage was a mixture of battlefield footage and test footage.

These clips featured missiles that flew through the air at high speeds before hitting their targets. Large fireballs were then released.

The Ukrainians released a statement Sunday praising the help of their foreign allies. They praised sending weapons and training to use such equipment. Ukraine stated that this is a step towards victory against Russia. 

According to the statement, “From the very beginning of the invasion of Russia openly, the support from our foreign partners played an essential role in countering the enemy forces,”

Our strength is in the face of opposition. Our team is learning quickly and we are constantly learning about new weapons.

“And they help us to master them quickly.

“We are not fighting for only the land. We are fighting for our history, principles, and senses for Ukraine’s existence, values, freedom, and survival.

“And we are thankful that the partners states of the Free World have given us the tremendous support along the way. We are all in this together for Victory. 

The £175,000 Brimstone came into service in 2005, with an updated version supplied to the RAF six years ago.

It is a “fire and forget” missile that strikes the target without any further intervention.

It is currently used by both the RAF of the United Kingdom and the Air Forces of Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia. The weapon will also be used by Qatar in the near future. 

Since President Putin’s invasion, February 24, 2017, the UK and other west nations have provided support military to Ukraine.

In recent days, the UK confirmed £1.3billion in extra military funding towards Ukraine’s defensive operations, on top of the existing £1.5 billion of support already given – which included humanitarian and military aid. 

As a 'fire and forget' missile, it strikes its target after being launched - without further intervention - using laser-seeking guidance or autonomous targeting. Pictured: A targeting screen is shown in the Ukrainian army's demonstration video

It is a “fire and forget” missile that strikes the target without any further intervention. The Ukrainian army demonstrated a targeting screen.

Pictured: The Brimstone missile is shown being launched in Ukraine

Pictured: A Brimstone missile being launched into Ukraine

Pictured: An armoured vehicle goes up in a ball of flames after being hit by a Brimstone missile in a Ukrainian test launch

Pictured: After being struck by the Brimstone missile during a Ukrainian test launch, an armoured vehicle rises in flames.

Britain supplied Ukraine armoured vehicles as well anti-tanks rockets, air defense systems and munitions, along with helmets, body armour, and night vision goggles.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have used hand-held antitank missile launchers as well as modern equipment like drones to great effect. They outperformed a Russian Army that ranks fifth in size.

Although many observers expected Ukraine’s army to fall in the first days of the invasion of Crimea, Kyiv has been able to take down thousands of Russian military vehicles. Moscow is estimated to have lost around 27,000 soldiers.

The modern equipment allows Ukraine’s troops to move more easily than Russian soldiers, who were caught using Soviet-era tactics. Numerous videos show scores of Russian vehicles destroyed by ambushes.  

In one examples last week, Russia suffered a double battlefield humiliation when Ukraine successfully thwarted its attempt to cross a river in Donbas, destroying dozens of vehicles and inflicting heavy casualties. 

Russian forces then attempted to save people and cars that had become stranded near Biolhorivka on the Donets River. Similar results resulted.

Russian commandos tried to surround Lysychansk (and its sister city Severodonetsk) with the crossing. But their sneak attack turned into a massacre after Ukraine correctly predicted their intentions. 

This failed attempt was ended when Russian pontoon bridges were destroyed by artillery fire that killed dozens more vehicles.

Satellite images showed the severity of the catastrophe with the remains two pontoon Bridges, which were found in the Donets River at Bilohorivka (west of Lysychansk), and surrounded by the ruins tanks, armoured vehicles, as well as the remains of other bridges. 

Russian forces attempted to cross another river but failed. More men were killed in another barrage, and survivors had to swim for safety.   

Russia attempted to bridge the Donets River to the west of the city of Lysychansk on May 8, apparently hoping to surround Ukrainian defenders dug in there - but were found out and massacred

Russia attempted to bridge the Donets River to the west of the city of Lysychansk on May 8, apparently hoping to surround Ukrainian defenders dug in there – but were found out and massacred

The remains of at least three Russian tanks and another four armoured infantry vehicles are seen on one bank of the river, along with other pieces of wreckage poking out from under the water

One bank has the remains of four Russian infantry vehicles and at least three Russian tanks. Other pieces of debris can be seen under the water.

Newly-released images of the ambush show dozens of destroyed Russian vehicle littering both banks of the river along with sections of pontoon bridge left floating in the water

The ambush was captured in new images. Numerous Russian cars were found littering the banks and sections of pontoon bridges floating in the river. 

This is Putin’s latest humiliation. His army, once second in the world, was defeated from Mykolaiv last year by a small band of civilian territorial defense troops. They also lost their Black Sea flagship Moskva to Ukrainian missiles.

Commandos now want to take control of Donbas, cynically asserting that this was their real objective. However, they have failed to achieve any major breakthrough after almost one month of fighting. Kyiv claims Russia has sustained ‘colossal losses’.

In many areas, the Ukrainian forces have taken control of territory. 

In what may prove to be an important turning point in the fight for Ukraine’s eastern frontier, Kyiv’s armed forces launched a counteroffensive against the Russian-held Izyum city.

Izyum is one of the largest cities in the Kharkiv oblast and sits less than 15 miles from the regional border with Donetsk – part of the Donbas region.

Ukrainian forces could liberate the city of Russian occupation to have a strategic location on the Donets, from where they can launch more counter-offensives against Putin’s forces.

Just one day earlier, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces announced that they had defeated Russian troops from Kharkiv (a city located 40 miles away from the Russian border).

A spokesperson for the Ukrainian military said that Russian troops had gained ground in smaller towns and cities to the east.

The Sunday morning update said that despite losses, Russian forces are continuing to advance in Lyman, Sievierodonetsk and Avdiivka areas within the wider Donbas region.

This comes after a NATO top official said that Russia’s military offensive against the Donbass was “faltering” and the British Ministry of Defence stated that about a third of Putin’s ground troops had been killed in fighting.

“The Russian invasion is losing momentum,” NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana stated to reporters before a Berlin meeting on Sunday. He spoke out to journalists to express concern about the future of Ukraine’s support and to highlight moves made by Finland and Sweden to join NATO’s security bloc. 

He said, “We know that Ukraine, with the bravery and strength of the Ukrainian army and people, can win this war.”

Geoana was set to preside over the meeting as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recuperates from Covid-19.

Officials’ assessment of Russia’s efforts in Ukraine’s east supported the MoD’s statement this morning, which stated intelligence that Russia may have lost as much as a third its ground force since February 24, when the invasion started.

The MoD released an intelligence update stating that despite making small initial gains, Russia failed to gain substantial territory over the past month while suffering from high levels attrition.

“Russia is now most likely to have suffered losses of one-third of its ground combat force that it used in February.”

The report also stated that Russia is unlikely to significantly accelerate its advance in the coming 30 days. It cited ‘continued high morale and decreased combat effectiveness’ as the two key issues limiting Putin’s efforts to push the Donbas.

A second video, released Sunday by the Ukrainians, claims that they show Mariupol’s Azovstal steel mill – in which its fighters remain huddled up despite being hit with incendiary phosphorus bombs from Vladimir Putin’s forces.

According to the Ukrainians, ‘The Russian military claims that 9M22S incendiary rounds with thermite layer were used’.

The combustion temperature of a fire is between 2-2.5 000 degrees Celsius.

Petr Andryushchenko (an adviser to Mariupol’s mayor) stated that it was almost impossible to put an end to the flames.