Train set with broken Russian tanks, APCs, and IFVs was seen
MOSCOW ($1=62.28 Russian Rubles) — A security camera at a train station in Chelyabinsk, Russia captured a train set loaded with broken armored vehicles. T-62, T-72 tanks, APCs, BMPs, and IFVs are transported back to repair plants in Russia. It is not known exactly when the video was recorded, but in recent weeks the Russian army has been losing many armored vehicles.
As seen in the video, the train is transporting chassis and gun turrets. Ground combat vehicles are damaged to the point of needing new armament, new drive axles, tracks, and new computer systems including fire control systems. On almost all combat vehicles of those recorded, the Russian symbols of the invasion “Z”, “N” or another remained.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that Russia has already hastily built two repair plants precisely for these needs. One near Moscow, the other near Rostov. UralVagonZavod and all subsidiaries work 12 hours a day and more. Russia is forced to rely on Soviet-era equipment. Just a few days ago, we reported that at least 800 Soviet T-62 tanks from the 1960s are going to be repaired or upgraded, after which they will be sent to the front.
However, Russia is losing ground armored combat vehicles not only due to defeats inflicted by the Ukrainian armed forces. The Kyiv rule is still in effect, Russian crew who surrendered their equipment undamaged and did not take part in hostilities against Ukraine should be released and handsomely rewarded if the equipment is intact.
BulgarianMilitary.com reported on a similar incident. On October 6, a video posted on Twitter claims to show the handover of a Russian BMP-2 crew to the Ukrainian armed forces. The video is 2:18 minutes long and shows the whole process from start to finish.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border. Moscow also claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country. The invasion followed also by targeted tanks entering via Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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