The Armed Forces of Ukraine often use the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with bombs or other explosives to “finish off” russian equipment left on the battlefield.
And there are big discussions about the waste of ammunition and a risk of loosing an UAV since the equipment can become trophies without looses.
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In fact, the argument is quite simple. If the equipment can’t be taken for any reason, it should be destroyed or at least damaged because there is a possibility that russians may try to bring back and continue using it.
For instance, the Special Operations Forces destroyed dozens of targets, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, dugouts with infantry, ammunition warehouse and other in 5 days recently.
There were the IMR-2M military engineering vehicle (IFV), different developments of the T-72 main battle tanks, the BMP-2 IFV, etc. This equipment was left near Vuhledar (Donetsk region).
According to Ukraine Weapons Tracker, the vehicles were abandoned in the beginning of February but since then the T-72B3 tank and the BMP-2 IFV disappeared. That’s why the operators of the Security Service of Ukraine decided to “finish off” the remaining equipment.
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