See how tough it’s: Ukrainian mud engulfs T64 tanks and M113 APCs

According to experts we often quote, one of the main reasons for the delay in the spring offensive in Ukraine is the conditions on the battlefield. We have repeatedly written that spring in Ukraine comes with mud. Lots of mud, heavy and sticky mud.

See how tough it's: Ukrainian mud engulfs T64 tanks and M113 APCs
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Heavy combat vehicles such as tanks, self-propelled howitzers, and armored personnel carriers would easily get bogged down. The mud will stick to their chains and when it dries it is even more difficult to remove it.

The last video we received shows exactly these conditions. What’s more – it literally visualizes the difficulty of the terrain, the impassable conditions. Literally a standstill.

Engulfed in mud

We don’t know which part of Ukraine the video comes from. But one can see the impossibility of at least two t-64 tanks and two M133 armored personnel carriers “to peel off the mud”. The terrain is so heavy that there is a big risk – the machine that will have to pull them can also be “swallowed” by the Ukrainian mud.

This is an unfavorable development of circumstances. Such a position exposes the entire column to the risk of an instant air attack. The downside is that the column will not be able to defend itself even against a ground attack. In reality, the video shows that it is not American equipment that has problems with Ukrainian mud, as some Russian media claim, but Soviet equipment as well.

The Russian army is also hampered

In such conditions, it is understandable if Ukraine postpones the offensive. There is a reason for Kyiv to wait until warmer weather, when the pavement, including bridges, will be dry for a difficult and long trek.

The picture also shows something else – one of the reasons why Russia does not launch a counter-offensive on land. The Russian tanks will follow the same fate as those in the video. That is why Russia is currently conducting air missile strikes.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility. Russia claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers. They tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

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On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR. 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, Russian President Vladimir 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, as well as tanks entering via the 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, a “special military operation” can only take place after a UN resolution. There is no such resolution. So this is an invasion and war against Ukraine.


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