Reuters Claims Proof Russia Fought In Ukraine, Burned Out Tanks Used Only By Russia

Reuters Claims Proof Russia Fought In Ukraine, Burned Out Tanks Used Only By Russia

(Reuters) – The burnt-out remains of dozens of tanks and armored vehicles in fields near this small village (HORBATENKO Ukraine)┬ábear witness to the ferocity of a battle that turned the tide of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Most of the tanks were used by the government forces routed in August near Horbatenko, 40 km (25 miles) southeast of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, a defeat so demoralizing that days later Kiev agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists.

But among the debris Reuters found the blackened carcasses of what military experts have since identified as two Russian army tanks, supporting statements by Kiev and the West that the rebels were backed by troops and equipment sent by Moscow.

Moscow denies the accusations though the rebels had been on the brink of defeat until late August, when the Ukrainian government says they received an injection of soldiers and weapons from Russia.

Reuters showed photographs of the two badly damaged tanks, one of which had lost its turret, to four independent military experts, who said they were of a type used exclusively by the Russian army. Read More and see photos: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/23/us-ukraine-crisis-tanks-exclusive-id

  1. Excuse me i cant see how this is a t-90 tank(t72bm) where is the Shtora system? i cant see it on the photo. This is a t-72 destroyed in Syria. They have some 120 modernized with i think italian digital systems and stuff and they put the sloped armor panels on the turret the same way like on the photo. Also why would the East Ukranians need tank support from Russia since they found a stockpile of some 400 t-72 tanks more than enough for combat? I dont think Russia will risk any involvement with t-90s cause if they capture one they could find the secrets of the Shtora system and the armor and upgrades. They have thousands of modernized T-72 and thousands of T-80s which are still better than the Ukranian ones for the task needed confronting the badly equiped Ukr army

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    • Most interesting, thank you for your comment. This is a story that Reuters had put out minutes before we put it on our site. They are the ones that say they verified it is Russia Army version and took the picture. It is newsworthy if true. The link at end of story shows a bigger picture at Reuters, did you check that one?

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    • Hi Tuaca, Yes that is the report in question, but it is on a silver site, not the site of the authors or who they did the report for. I have called and emailed Janice, the author, she has not got back to me. She also lists her papers on her website, but that one is not on the list. She does research on silver as a medical agent, but so far the evidence does not show that report was written by her.

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