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Hero of Russia soldier hits US-made Abrams, making it third such tank to be destroyed

It is noted that the distance to the target was about 6 kilometers

NOVOSIBIRSK, March 5. /TASS/. A Russian soldier from the Novosibirsk-based special forces brigade has struck another US-made Abrams tank, bringing the total number of destroyed US tanks to three, according to Andrey Panfyorov, a lawmaker in Novosibirsk.

The latest tank was destroyed near Avdeyevka by a soldier who had been awarded with the title of Hero of Russia, the lawmaker told TASS.

"His commander wrote to me," said Panfyorov, who is a member of the Novosibirsk Region legislature. "There was a strike on an Abrams."

"It was a precise strike. The distance to the target was about 6 kilometers. The strike was at night," the lawmaker went on to say.

"He is a Hero of Russia and he continues to beat the enemy. There is probably as many as two enemy companies that he has destroyed," he continued.

The soldier destroyed as many enemy vehicles that, if lined up on the central square of Novosibirsk, they would take up a half of it, according to the lawmaker.

Reports about the first Abrams that was hit while in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces emerged on February 26. The next day the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the tank's destruction. Another such tank was hit in the area of Avdeyevka with Upyr FPV drones, with the Russian Defense Ministry confirming it on March 4.