Ukrainian military journalist Anatonii Shtefan showed a T-80 main battle tank recently captured by Ukrainian paratroopers. There are two things about this particular vehicle that caught his attention.
First, he said this tank was "practically brand new" though suffered a bit from hostilities:
"It has worked up only 900 engine hours. For comparison the average for an actively used tank is about 20 thousand, or 30 or even 40 thousand [engine hours]," Anatonii Shtefan said.
Another interesting detail is that the track rollers on this vehicle were painted in white color which, according to Shtefan, means it’s actually a "ceremonial tank", i.e. meant to take part in a military parade.
Consequently, this leads to two possibilities. Either the russians prepared this vehicle for a victorious parade after taking Kyiv in three days, as there were similarly decorated tanks spotted before.
And the other option is that russians have resorted to using the newly-made "for display" tanks to replenish their equipment losses in Ukraine.