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  • Ukraine’s arsenal of tanks, weapons grows as it prepares for spring offensive

    04/22/2023 2:39:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/21/2023 | Matthew Sedacca
    Ukraine is ramping up for its highly anticipated spring offensive, powered by a huge arsenal of tanks and other weapons being delivered by Western allies, along with newly organized brigades. “The frontline is priority number one. We are also actively preparing new brigades and units that will show themselves at the front,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. “Everyone in Ukraine must understand that the main task of the state is the de-occupation of our territories, the return of our lands and our people from Russian captivity.”
  • U.S. to Begin Training Ukraine Forces on Donated Abrams Tanks

    04/21/2023 6:15:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/21/2023 | Simon Kent
    The United States is ready to begin training Ukraine forces on how to use and maintain donated Abrams tanks as it continues to fast track efforts to get them onto the battlefield against Russia, U.S. officials said Friday. According to officials cited by AP, 31 main battle tanks will arrive at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany early in May and the troops will begin 10 weeks of training soon after. The heavy armor will not be the examples given to Ukraine as it fights against Russia’s invasion. Instead, another 31 M1A1 battle tanks are being refurbished in the U.S. and...
  • Destination Of Russian T-90 Tank Left At Truck Stop Comes Into Focus

    04/16/2023 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Thanks to a shipping label on the barrel of the main gun of a Russian T-90A tank that wound up at a Louisiana truck stop, we now have an idea where it came from and where it may have been headed before the truck hauling it broke down Tuesday night, leaving it sitting at Peto's Travel Center and Casino. You can read our original story on the mysterious tank in question here. The shipping label, photographs of which were shared with us by Louisiana resident John Phelps, shows it was sent from an organization called the “multinational assessment field team”...
  • T-64 tank repair centre for Ukraine established in Poland

    04/08/2023 5:16:22 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 29 replies
    Pravda ^ | FRIDAY, 7 APRIL 2023
    Work on overhauling T-64 tanks has started at the Polish arms plant Bumar-Labędy as part of the agreement between the Polish arms concern Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Ukroboronprom [Ukraine’s Defence Industry – ed.]. Cooperation in the maintenance of T-72 and PT-91 tanks, which were transferred to Ukraine by Poland, is also planned in the long term. The possibility of joint work on the maintenance of Leopard 2 tanks, which were transferred to Ukraine by the international coalition, is also being considered.
  • The annihilation of Putin's tanks by Ukraine: Thousands of have been killed in Russia's steel death traps - thanks to a fatal design flaw and inept tactics, says CHRIS PLEASANCE

    04/08/2023 6:53:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/08/23 | Chris Pleasance
    No country in the world had more of tanks than Russia. But after a year of all-out war in Ukraine, analysts believe Putin may have lost up to two thirds of his tanks in the largest obliteration of Russian armour since World War Two. This is the story of how the world’s largest tank army was decimated on the killing fields of Ukraine, and what it means for the future of the war. Video @ the link.
  • Terrifying moment Ukraine tank destroys Russian trenches at point-blank range

    04/04/2023 4:59:34 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/04/2023 | Daily Mail
    Ukrainian tank destroys Russian trenches after surviving near miss. A Ukrainian tank is seen destroying Russian trenches after it nearly missed getting hit by a Russian anti tank missile on the frontline. Ukrainian soldiers later appear and successfully capture the tactical point.
  • German Leopard 2 tanks have reached Ukraine

    03/27/2023 4:14:57 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2023 | Staff Report
    The 18 Leopard 2 battle tanks pledged by Germany to support Ukraine in its war against Russia have arrived in Ukraine, the German Defence Ministry said on Monday. Germany agreed in January to supply the tanks, regarded as among the best in the West's arsenal, overcoming misgivings about sending heavy weaponry that Kyiv says is crucial to defeat Russia's invasion but Moscow casts as a dangerous provocation. "I'm sure that they can make a decisive contribution on the front," German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said in a tweet. Besides the 18 tanks, 40 German Marder infantry fighting vehicles, and two...
  • Russia is dusting off antique tanks from the 1940s, monitor group says, as its losses mount in Ukraine

    03/22/2023 12:14:16 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar 22, 2023 | Sinéad Baker
    Russia has taken tanks from the 1940s out of storage, according to new images from a monitoring group, as it continues to lose large numbers of tanks in Ukraine. The Conflict Intelligence Team, a group that monitors Russia's military, shared images of the antique tanks on a train. It said that the images show T-54 tanks, which the Soviet Union started producing in 1947, moving west from the far east of Russia. While other old tanks have been used by Russia in Ukraine, none have been as old as the T-54, the group said.
  • Biden speeds up sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine by using refurbished models

    03/21/2023 11:36:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03-21-2023 | Mark Moore
    The Pentagon is accelerating the delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine by sending refurbished older models, cutting the timeline for when they could reach the battlefield from two years to several months, according to reports on Tuesday. The Biden administration pledged in January to send 31 advanced new M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, reversing months of reluctance to supply Kyiv with the armored vehicles because they are hard to operate and maintain. But the new tanks would have taken a year or more to build and ship. Officials then opted for using older versions that will be taken from Army...
  • New batches of upgraded T90M tanks

    03/05/2023 9:08:59 PM PST · by ganeemead · 184 replies
    Totally new batches of one of Russia's most modern tanks arriving on trains, again totally new.I mean, you read all this noise about the West sending tanks to Ukraine as if they were modern, they were in new or like-new condition, they were going to arrive tomorrow morning, and Ukrainian HMFIC Commodamir Ichabodovich Zelenski was going to start to win by using them beginning at noon on the same day...And what do we see in real life??
  • Zelensky Vows to ‘Do Everything to Gain Victory’ as German Tanks Arrive

    02/25/2023 7:18:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/25/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    (AFP) – President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed Friday to do everything to defeat Russia this year, as the first Leopard tanks arrived in Ukraine on the anniversary of the start of Europe’s largest conflict since World War II. Street protests against the Russian invasion were held in many European capitals to mark the anniversary, and fresh Western sanctions targeted Russia’s banks, military industry and semiconductor access.
  • White House: Biden Decided to Send Tanks to Ukraine ‘Even if It’s Not the Most Sensible Military Move’

    02/24/2023 6:19:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-24-2023 | IAN HANCHETT
    During a town hall on CNN on Thursday, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan stated that President Joe Biden was advised by the military that the Abrams tanks the U.S. agreed to send to Ukraine wouldn’t “make sense” for that war, Germany said it wouldn’t provide the tanks that would make sense “unless you, the United States, provide your tanks. And President Biden said, if me providing Abrams tanks, even if it’s not the most sensible military move, will help unlock German tanks to get to the front lines and also will sustain alliance unity, I will do it.”
  • 'Our tanks will be parked on Moscow's Red Square and that will be justice': Kyiv security chief vows

    02/20/2023 10:22:53 AM PST · by Ahithophel · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 19, 2023 | Ffion Haf
    Kyiv's security chief vowed that Ukraine's 'tanks will be parked on Moscow's Red Square and that will be justice' ahead of the first anniversary of Putin's invasion. Oleksiy Danilov, Kyiv's National Security and Defence Council boss, called Vladimir Putin 'Hitler's twin' as he reiterated Ukraine's ambition to expel all Russian troops from its soil, including from Crimea which was annexed by Moscow in 2014. The security boss previously warned the bloodiest battles are 'yet to come' within the next few months, in what will be a 'defining' moment of the war, amid warnings that the Russian president will soon launch...
  • Russians lose dozens of armored vehicles in Ukrainian ambush, video shows

    02/13/2023 11:01:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02-13-2023 | Snejana Farberov
    Graphic drone footage appears to show dozens of Russian armored vehicles getting ambushed and destroyed during a single botched attack near the coal-mining town of Vuhledar in eastern Ukraine, which Moscow’s forces have been trying to capture for months. Vuhledar, a Ukrainian stronghold at the strategic intersection between the eastern and southern front lines, has seen some of the bloodiest fighting of the war as the Kremlin is gearing up for a decisive offensive on the eastern front. Based on the newly released video evidence, a column of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles was lost or damaged last week,...
  • I Served on U.S. Army Abrams Tanks—Giving Them to Ukraine Is Risky

    02/10/2023 6:47:43 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 41 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 2/08/2023 | Glenn Girona
    It was in the summer of 1995 when I, an 18 year old recruit, first drove an M1 Abrams tank. Is to continue to support Ukraine with what it needs on the Current Time 0:30 / Duration 1:10 Newsweek U.S. Dismisses Russia's Reaction to Abrams Tanks: 'Heard That Line Before' 0 View on Watch More videos More tanks for Ukraine: Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands make new pledge Euronews/Euronews More tanks for Ukraine: Germany, Denmark and The Netherlands make new pledge 1:02 Ukrainian troops plead for more tanks and munitions in battle for Bakhmut France 24/France 24 Ukrainian troops plead...
  • £58,000 bounty on Western tanks: Russian company offers cash reward to first troops who destroy or capture allied armoured vehicles sent to Ukraine

    02/01/2023 6:09:07 PM PST · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-30-23 | RACHAEL BUNYAN
    A Russian company today said it will offer five million roubles (£58,000) in cash to the first soldiers who destroy or capture Western tanks in Ukraine after the Kremlin vowed that any allied armoured vehicles shipped to Kyiv would 'burn'. The United States, Germany and more Western allies are lining up to join Britain in sending dozens of heavy tanks to Ukraine over the next few months to help boost the country's military capacity as the war approaches the 12-month mark. The decision by the NATO allies has been criticised by the Kremlin as a dangerous esclation, with Moscow warning...
  • Joe Biden Sends Tanks to Ukraine After Warning Doing So Would Be ‘World War III’

    01/31/2023 4:13:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/2023 | Sean Moran
    President Joe Biden, who is now sending tanks to Ukraine, warned in March that doing so would result in World War III. Biden announced last week that the United States would send 31 Abrams M1 main battle tanks to Ukraine in what amounts to an escalation of American support for Ukraine’s conflict with Russia. Biden said: With spring approaching, Ukrainian forces are working to defend the territory they hold and preparing for additional counter offenses to liberate their land. They need to be able to counter Russia’s evolving tactics and strategy on the battlefield in the very near term. They...
  • Now Receiving Tanks, Ukraine Advances Discussions to Jets, Submarines, Long-Range Missiles

    01/29/2023 7:13:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2023 | Oliver JJ. Lane
    Western countries agreed to supply tanks for use against the Russian invasion this week, prompting the Ukrainian government to push the envelope further, with discussions about more major military equipment advancing. Talk of NATO nations supplying long-range missiles, warships, submarines, and fighter jets is evident, with Ukrainian government figures seemingly tasked with acquiring new equipment wasting absolutely no time to push new ideas immediately after the dam burst on tank supply.
  • "Kim Jong Un's sister (Kim Yo Jong) goes BALLISTIC over US and German tanks committed to Ukraine theater" (My translation)

    01/28/2023 3:04:35 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 102 replies
    Chosun Ilbo Daily, S. Korea (Major Conservative Daily) ^ | 27 January 2023 | Reporter Kim Jong-yong
    On the 27th, Vice Minister of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Yeo-jeong, announced a strong condemnation of the US support for tanks in Ukraine. In a talk that day, Vice Minister Kim argued, “The United States has made its stand against Russia (Russia) more clear by officially announcing that they will even provide tanks.” “We express serious concern over the actions of the United States, which is escalating the war situation in a cascading fashion by pushing combat equipment for ground attack into Ukraine, and strongly condemn it,” he stressed. Vice Minister Kim said, "I have no doubt that...
  • We don't have enough tanks to send to Ukraine, Pentagon admits: Biden's promise to send 31 Abrams could take up to a YEAR - because the US has to buy more

    01/27/2023 7:36:09 PM PST · by massmike · 82 replies ^ | 01/27/2023 | Geoff Earle
    The Biden administration administration's plan to send Ukraine a battalion of lethal Abrams tanks will be hampered by the production timeframe and the Pentagon's insistence that it does not have any in surplus, the Defense Department revealed Thursday. Unlike some of the high-tech weaponry the U.S. has been shipping to Ukraine as part of a multi-billion effort to deter Russia's invasion, the U.S. military does not 'have these tanks available in excess in our U.S. stocks,' deputy Pentagon press secretary Sabrina Singh' told reporters. The means it could take months before the tanks, which President Biden called the most capable...