Smoke rises from a makeshift bridge across the Siverskyi Donets River

Ukrainian military forces released footage on Thursday that they say shows destroyed Russian military vehicles and a pontoon bridge in eastern Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian forces, the images were taken along the Siverskyi Donets River. The UK's Ministry of Defence said on Friday the failed crossing of the river by Russian forces showed the pressure Russian commanders were under. The ministry's intelligence update said the images suggested Russia 'lost armoured manoeuvre elements of at least one battalion tactical group' at the river, located west of Severodonetsk.

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