Russia seizes many Ukrainian tanks and ammunition in the suburbs of Kiev
According to the Russian military, the spoils will be transferred to separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.
Video: Russian Ministry of Defense/ TASS
“Russian paratroopers have forced Ukrainian nationalist divisions to withdraw from the outskirts of Kiev, leaving behind many tanks, armored multi-purpose combat vehicles, personal weapons, weapons. anti-tank and ammunition”, a statement released by the Russian Defense Ministry today (March 21) said.
|Ukrainian tanks seized by the Russian army. Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense/ TASS|
“In the list of seized weapons, there are T-64 and T-72 tanks, Panzerfaust 3 anti-tank weapons of German origin, and 9K38 Igla man-portable air defense missiles. The above weapons will be transferred by us to the armed forces of the two self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR),” the statement added.
This is not the first time the Russian military has seized a lot of equipment from the Ukrainian armed forces.
Earlier on March 16, a series of anti-tank missiles such as Javelin from the US, British N-LAW, RPG-26 single-shot anti-tank jet gun, tank and multiple rocket launcher BM-27 Uragan of the Ukrainian army was also captured by Russian soldiers confiscate and give to separatist forces.
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