Russia by airplanes and trains sends terrorists tanks for war in the Donbas. PHOTO report + VIDEO
The vast majority of the tanks sent to terrorist units in the Donbas are models of the 1980s. Meet and older. Their choice by the command of the army of the Russian Federation is quite natural. First, it is more convenient to deny any involvement in the supply of weapons to militants, because such models are either in the arsenal of the Ukrainian army now or were in Soviet times. Secondly, in the Russian warehouses of old tanks with an abundance, enough for several local wars, and proper storage, like disposal, costs money.
"At the beginning of summer, the position of the pro-Russian forces left much to be desired, and there were no more instances of armored vehicles with armored vehicles such as the April seizure, the units of the Ukrainian army with weapons did not go over to the side of" peaceful workers of Donbass "Girkin and the company, they did not give up their weapons, but used them against them. In order to successfully resist the troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, visiting revolutionaries needed tanks.This tank was best suited for the T-64BV tank.This is the main type of tank the army of Ukraine.In addition, in the USSR it was produced by the Kharkov plant named after Malyshev.In regard to the T-64BV, it is easiest to say that the Ukrainian tank was captured in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russia has nothing to do with the Russian army. will be true: although in Russia tens of hundreds of T-64s of different modifications remain in storage, the army has long withdrawn them from armament and does not use them (on the territory of the Russian Federation the tank monopoly of Uralvagonzavod and its T-72). It was the T-64BV that were the first tanks that entered Russia from Ukraine. On June 12, a trial batch of three T-64BVs successfully passed from east to west via Snezhnoe, Torez, Makeevka to Donetsk.
On that day, by their inexperience in the DNR, they admitted that they "received three tanks", modestly ignoring who they received.
June 20, Russia introduced the next column to the Donbass - five tanks T-64BV. As an information support on June 19-20, Russian media actively replicated the news "The militia seized the tank base near the Slavonic", which they themselves almost immediately denied.
These five T-64BV became one of the most revealing punctures of the Russian military. T-64 is easily lost in Ukraine against the background of the same T-64 Ukrainian army. Another thing is to find tanks that are serviceable, equipped in their entire form, T-64 (again T-64 tanks that are not used in the Russian army) on the roads of Russia.
Naturally, the T-64 in Russia can be transported for disposal or on the test site to play the role of natural targets. However, in this case, the military servicemen remove everything that can be removed from the tanks. This can be clearly seen in the next photo of 2013: tool boxes, side screens, an infrared spotlight, an anti-aircraft machine gun, various attachments, no dynamic protection have been dismantled, a tank is transported by a civilian contractors car.
Such nuances should be understood when you are considering Russian military tractors with T-64 tanks in the Russian Federation. Especially in the regions bordering Ukraine.
Let's return to five T-64BV and by June 20th.
Photo correspondent Eugene Maloletka removes some of them near Debaltsevo:
Near Enakievo two of them shoot photographer Dmitry Lovetsky:
In Gorlovka, the same pair of tanks falls on the video:
On June 21, two others are filmed in Gorlovka:
The specialist is struck by the scant, in a curved way, the "author's" dynamic defense (rectangular boxes marked with red lines) on the sides of some of these T-64BV. As if someone tried to portray a "samopal" or was not at hand with a regular structure:
Standard, standard placement of blocks of dynamic protection on the T-64BV looks quite different:
Now we compare these T-64BB tanks with T-64BV tanks that were transported by military tractors, accompanied by cars of the Russian military traffic police, in the border areas on the territory of Russia on June 19 (all videos are recommended to be stored and uploaded, as they are cleared by public officials):
Quite predictably it turns out that the T-64BV tanks on Russian tractors from the M4 "Don" highway on June 19 and the T-64BV tanks under the flags of the separatists in Ukrainian cities in the Donbass on June 20 are the same. Two with full-time dynamic protection on the sides, three with a self-propelled, on the roofs of the towers some property, covered with tarpaulins:
The second video, apart from fixing the tank, which was in Gorlovka on June 21, still indicates the location of the column at the time of the shooting:
And the final touch on the column in question - two photos from users of the social network "VKontakte", who shot them on the entire M4 "Don" highway and uploaded to the Internet on June 19-20. Two more proofs on these tanks, two more fixed shooting locations:
In this photo, you can even distinguish the blue seven on the lid of the searchlight (right next to the gun):
From June to the present, nothing has changed, the columns of tractors with T-64 tanks have been coming from the territory of Russia to the Donbass, and they continue to go.
July, route М4, Oktyabrsky district of the Rostov region:
July, highway M4, Krasnosulinsky district of the Rostov region:
July, on the video is the same route M4:
July, already in Ukraine:
A couple of August videos:
Already in November. Near the village Sambek, Rostov region:
In Kamensk-Shakhtinsk of the Rostov region:
This month near Sambek:
A couple of days ago on the highway Rostov-Taganrog:
It is worth noting that in the summer, servicemen of the Russian automobile troops did not hide much that they were bringing tanks to the border (after the tanks were unloaded and further they were on their way to Ukraine). In social networks, there are enough photos on which the trawl drivers are posing against the T-64 background:
With respect to some tanks of the "military commissar" (for example, this "Cossack" with the inscription either "LNR", or "DNR" on the forehead of the hull), it seems that they were posed by the half-army of the Russian Federation:
And this is T-64BV "For Donbass", painted by one "artist". Initially, on the Russian military trawl, and then - already with the terrorists in the Donbass:
Extremely curious question: where did all these T-64s come from, how they were delivered to Ukraine? I will say at once - it's known.
On the edge of the world (Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk Territory) near the city-type settlement with the ridiculous name of Kozulka, there is the 2544th Central reserve base for tanks (military unit 54630). On this basis, a huge amount of various armored vehicles is stored. The scale can be estimated from this photo from the satellite:
In 2544 the CBRT in its time brought hundreds (if not thousands) of unused T-64 different modifications and wear:
It can be assumed that there were no serviceable T-64s in Russia near Kozulka of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The Russian taxpayer is likely to be interested to know how the old forty-ton T-64 for 4000 kilometers was brought closer to Ukraine. Cheap way - the railway? No matter how it is.
In 80 kilometers from the tank storage base is the international airport of Krasnoyarsk "Emelyanovo". T-64 tanks were transported to it by military tractors on trawls:
Then the transport planes Ruslanany AN-124 (can take three tanks at once) or Il-76 (one tank) entered into business.
In October, the Internet posted a unique video in its own way, which portrays the process of loading the T-64BV tank onto the An-124 aircraft on May 31 this year at the airport "Emelyanovo":
May 31 really in Krasnoyarsk was pretty cool (on the video people are warmly dressed). The airport on video is really - the Krasnoyarsk "Emelyanovo":
The fact that the dispatch of tanks from Krasnoyarsk on May 31 was not the only one, confirms the July photo made by the user of the social network "VKontakte". On it, the T-64BV is already loaded in IL-76:
The airport is the same - "Emelyanovo":
From Krasnoyarsk tanks were delivered to Taganrog (only 3740 kilometers).
This is stated in the description for the video of the loading of the tank on 31 May. And this is confirmed by the pictures of the residents of Taganrog. In summer, the T-64 literally flooded the streets of the city.
The location of the survey is correct:
Video of the beginning of June. According to Taganrog, another old modification - T-64A is transported by T-64. Probably, the ancient T-64A was also delivered from the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
Location: Syzranova street:
Again T-64A on the video. This time they are taken along with the combat vehicles of the BMD-2 assault rifle, whose numbers and tactical signs are colorfully painted. The location is a crossroads of Lomonosov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky streets:
The tractor carries the T-64 along Michurin Street in early July. Interesting comment Taganrog:
Apparently, the intra-economic and operational situation influenced Russia's wastefulness - in the autumn the T-64 began to be transported by rail:
There appeared the T-64 with traces of rail traffic (on board there is an index of oversizedness, on the rinks marks from the installation of special fixing spurs), which was not observed in the summer:
Despite the decent number of T-64, brought to the separatists in the Donbass, it still was not enough to oppose the Ukrainian army. Since the T-64 tanks were not used in Russian troops, but stored in warehouses, many combat vehicles required repair of varying degrees of complexity.
At the end of summer, the intensity of military operations increased dramatically. There was no time for secrecy, tanks were required immediately. From the middle of August, a stream of T-72 models of the 80s production began to be used to arm the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. But this is already in the next part, "- says the blogger.