Ukrainian Govt Adviser Claims Russia Has Taken Out Soviet-Period Tanks From Storage Amid Struggle

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The Ukraine battle has reached its seventh month.

Amid the continued battle in Ukraine, a video exhibiting a number of Soviet-era tanks lined up on railway tracks in Russia has surfaced on-line. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s minister of inner affairs, shared the clip on Twitter and claimed that Russia has taken out extra of its 50-year-old T-62 tanks from storage with the intention to deploy them within the Ukraine battle. 

“Outdated Soviet tanks taken out of conservation by Russia – with no safety in opposition to trendy weapons,” Mr Gerashchenko wrote within the caption. 

“And new Russian conscripts (additionally with no safety in opposition to trendy weapons and a contemporary military – we have seen what they struggle in). Good mixture, doomed for achievement, I’d say,” he added. 

The Ukraine battle has reached its seventh month. In line with the Common Workers of Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia has misplaced round 2,254 tanks because the invasion started on February 24 earlier this yr. 

The latest Twitter video comes after the UK Ministry of Defence in Might claimed that Russia was dropping a major variety of tanks within the battle and that Moscow had moved 50-year-old T-62 tanks from “deep storage” to be deployed to be used of its Southern Grouping of Forces (SGF). 

In line with Newsweek, the British ministry said that such autos are more likely to be “significantly weak” to anti-tank weapons and that the choice to deploy them on the battlefield highlights “Russia’s storage of contemporary, combat-ready gear”. 

Round 20,000 tanks have been reportedly in manufacturing within the Soviet Union from 1961 to 1973. The T-62 tanks have been armed with a semi-automatic 115 mm smoothbore gun and have been the final medium tank produced within the Soviet Union. They have been changed in manufacturing and frontline models by the newer T-72 principal battle tanks. 



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