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​Rare russian Vystrel Vehicle Was Caught Destroyed On Camera For the First Time (Video)

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BPM-97 Vystrel patrol vehicle of the russian border guard service / Open source illustrative photo
BPM-97 Vystrel patrol vehicle of the russian border guard service / Open source illustrative photo

Ukrainian forces increase not only numbers but also nomenclature of russian equipment trespassing Ukrainian borders

Soldiers of the 54th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces have eliminated a rather rare piece of russian military equipment – the KamAZ-43269, or BPM-97 "Vystrel" lightly armored patrol vehicle of the border guard service.

This is the first time the destruction of this type of vehicle gets recorded on video. However, we should point out that we talk about the time period of the russian full-scale invasion that started in February 2022.

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But there is data in the open sources indicating the loss of such vehicles by the russian army earlier, in 2014-2015 when russia used its armed forces covertly to fight against Ukrainian forces in Donbas.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian soldiers had at least one BPM-97 captured around October this year.

There is information some of the captured vehicles might have been equipped with the newest "Spitsa" combat module which entered serial production only in May 2022. Vehicles with this modernization of the BPM-97 were spotted heading to Ukraine in early October.

A train carrying russian BPM-97
A train carrying russian BPM-97 "Vystrel" with new BM-30-D Spitsa combat module to Ukraine, October 2022 / Photo credit: Oleksandr Kovalenko on Telegram
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