This is the moment a Russian artillery unit prevents a tank division from advancing with missile launchers and howitzers during a round of war games.
The training exercises were filmed at the Pogonovo training ground in the district of Khokholsky in the south-western Russian region of Voronezh Oblast.
According to local media, the war games featured a faceoff between an artillery unit and a tank division.
Reports said that the artillery unit came out on top and prevented the armoured vehicles from advancing.
The exercises featured Soviet T-72 battle tanks, 152mm howitzer 2A65 Msta-B artillery weapons and BMP-2s, an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle introduced in the 1980s in the Soviet Union.
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the weapons used in the war games were able to hit targets 1,200 metres (3,937 feet) away.
Earlier this week, President Putin reiterated his claim that Russia has managed to stem the spread of Covid-19 and declared next week a holiday with full pay.
However, he has fallen short of imposing a nationwide lockdown during his first address over the virus crisis.
As of 26th March, Russia has reported 840 confirmed cases of CVID-19 and just three related deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.
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