Drone footage show a Russian Z tank "graveyard" littered with 52 vehicles that were blown up by Ukrainian troops in a single battle.
The woefully unprepared Russian battalion was bombed to smithereens trying to cross the river Donets in Ukraine in another humiliating setback for Vladimir Putin's forces.
The embarrassing news comes as Russian forces were forced back from the outskirts of the eastern city of Kharkiv.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the counteroffensive had "liberated" the country's second-biggest city and surrounding villages and given his troops a clear line to attack occupying forces in the strategic town of Izyum.
"The occupiers are gradually being pushed away," Zelensky said as he hailed the effort of his "superhuman" forces.
"I am grateful to all our defenders who are holding the line and demonstrating truly superhuman strength to drive out the army of invaders."