You haven’t seen such a Russian tank – an armor with sewage elements
KYIV ($1=36.95 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — The war in Ukraine makes us witnesses of sometimes incredible, very often shocking things. The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army for the liberation of Kherson not only returns the territories temporarily occupied by the Russians but reveals to some extent their unpreparedness.
A T-72 tank from the Russian army was captured in the Kherson region. But not just any tank, but one that has a “second reinforced armor” of… sewer shafts [hatches]. Yes, at some point someone decided that sewer shafts would guarantee the safety of the crew during a military mission.
The press service of the command of the Airborne Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine even mentions this military booty in its reports. According to the press office, the enemy resorted to mindless tricks, but this in no way helped him survive.
Experts comment on this case as “awareness during the war”. I.e. the Russian armed forces have realized that the additional original armor is not enough to counter enemy anti-tank missiles. Therefore, at one point they decided to integrate sewer hatches. Interestingly, this tank is not the only one that has been spotted with such an “innovation” according to Ukrainian media.
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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