Ukrainian soldiers use ex-Russian tanks to attack Russian soldiers.
It is known, hundreds of Russian tanks were abandoned by the soldiers after losing or surrendering in the war.
It was conveyed Institute for The Study of War, a think tank based in Washington, USA, Tuesday (20/9/2022).
According to the agency, citing Russian sources, Ukraine used abandoned T-72 tanks to attack the Luhansk Oblast (provincial level), territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
The tanks are from Ukraine’s successful counter-attack in Kharkiv Oblast since early September.
The attack on Kharkiv shocked the Russians so much that the pope of Moscow was forced to withdraw, leaving behind a lot of military equipment.
“The panic from the counterattack (to Kharkiv) led Russian troops to abandon higher-quality equipment, in order of merit, compared to the more damaged equipment the Russians left when they retreated from Kiev in April,” the Institute for the Study of War said in a report. Associated Press.
The think tank from the United States (US) added that the feasibility of using the tanks left in Kharkiv showed the chaos of Russia’s retreat from Ukraine’s counterattack this month.
In September, the Ukrainian counterattack on Kharkiv was a resounding success. Kiev claims to have reclaimed more than 6,000 square kilometers of territory, including the city of Izyum, which has been a key point for Russia’s supply lines.
In addition, the Russian troops believed to have retreated in a chaotic manner left behind a lot of weapons, ammunition, and military vehicles such as tanks. The equipment was later confiscated by Ukrainian troops.