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October 20, 2022
As Russia Retreats, Abandoned Gear Joins Ranks of Ukraine Army
On Monday, the Ukrainian defence ministry posted on its Twitter account a video of a Ukrainian vehicle towing what it said was the "latest model" of Russian T-90A tank out of a river.
"Autumn has come... and it is time for him to join the ranks" of the Ukrainian army, it said in the caption.
Michael Kofman, an expert at the Washington-based Center for New American Security, said all seized equipment was welcome for the Ukrainians. "You still see a lot of civilian vehicles, lightly armoured vehicles, being used in attacks" by the Ukrainian army, he said. But "it is not because it is special Ukrainian tactics. Ukrainians are still short of battle armoured vehicles."
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