Australian Bushmaster destroyed in Ukraine

New footage has emerged on social media showing the first visually verifiable loss of an Australian-donated Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle in Ukraine.

The vehicle was destroyed in Trypillia, a village in the Obukhiv Raion of the Kyiv Oblast in central Ukraine.

Australia donated 20 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles, including two ambulance variants, to aid Ukraine’s response to Russia’s unrelenting and illegal aggression following a direct request from President Zelenskyy during his address to the Australian Parliament on 31 March 2022.

The 20 vehicles are painted olive green to suit the operating environment. Additionally, a Ukrainian flag is painted on either side with the words “United with Ukraine” stencilled in English and Ukrainian to acknowledge our commitment and support to the Government and people of Ukraine. The ambulances will have the traditional Red Cross emblem.