Explosion of russian T-90 Tank was Captured by Ukrainian Drone (Video)

Illustrative photo
Illustrative photo

The corresponding video was published by the editor-in-chief of Censor.NET Yurii Butusov

On the morning of August 6, Ukrainian soldiers from the "Kharkiv" troop group destroyed yet another new T-90 Russian tank.

"A direct hit, an explosion of ammunition, well, as we like, and the main thing - "everything is happening according to the pre-planned special operation plan", commented the journalist.

Read more: ​How russian T-90M "Proryv" Was Actually Destroyed

In early May, Ukrainian military destroyed another one russian newest tank model, the T-90M "Proryv". With a few videos emerging later on the web, the episode became widely discussed. The explanation from the Ukrainian General Staff came quite a while after. The military from Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces said it actually took two strikes to neutralize the tank. They say when Ukrainian regular forces liberated the town of Staryi Saltiv in May, the Kharkiv Territorial Defense took over the defense line. Russians tried to regain control over the city. A column approached the town, headed by a T-90M. "This armored vehicle was labeled as 'invulnerable' and 'invincible' by the rashists. But soldiers of the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not know about it. First, they opened crossfire with machine guns, cut off the infantry, and then anti-tank units pitched in."

First destroyed russia's T-90M Proryv / Illustrative photo from open sources
First destroyed russia's T-90M Proryv / Illustrative photo from open sources

The soldiers fired with an RPG-7 first, which led to the tank’s tower getting jammed. Then, a soldier with the nickname "Kuzya" finished the vehicle with a "Carl Gustaf" missile.

The defenders noted that the final blow was especially effective since the ammunition stock detonated. The turret wasn’t tossed into the air though, since it’s heavier than the one of a T-72. Yet the crew was apparently eliminated with the tank.

It is estimated that there are only twenty T-90Ms currently serving in russia’s ground forces. Russian Army got those only in 2020.

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