Russia claims to have destroyed German-crewed Leopard tank

A Russian reconnaissance team claims to have destroyed a Leopard tank, supplied by Germany to the Ukrainian military and crewed by German soldiers, near Zaporizhzhia, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported on Saturday.

The German-speaking driver, pulled out from the damaged tank by Russian forces, claimed to be a Bundeswehr serviceman and said all crew were members of the same unit of the German army, according to the report.

Germany and Ukraine have not confirmed the report and Russian media said the driver subsequently died despite efforts to save him. 

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