"Kharkiv armor repair shop" after a storage restored First T-BU for Ukrainian "highly Mobile landing troops," said Advisor to the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov.
"The armor is strong and our tanks are fast. Yes, the Armor has the ability to be stronger, but with the speed of T-BU difficult to compete. The first machine is ready, VDV starts to take them from day to day, " wrote Biryukov on his page on Facebook.
He also said that " in the upcoming week will begin recruiting volunteers. As recalled by the blog of the Center for analysis of strategies and technologies, in the spring of the Ukrainian leadership decided that each of the 4 separate Ukrainian airmobile and air assault brigades of the "highly Mobile landing troops" must obtain separate tank company restored T-BU with gas turbine engines. All Ukraine after the destruction of the USSR has received 260 collection tanks T-80 (11 T-80, 181 T-80B, 56 T-BU and 12 T-80UD), which were withdrawn from service in the armed forces of Ukraine in 1990-ies and stored. Remember, in may, the Ukrainian government has terminated a contract between the governments of Ukraine and Russia on military-technical cooperation. In addition, in early summer, the head of Ukraine signed a law on denunciation of the agreement between Moscow and Kiev on cooperation in the military field, in the field of military intelligence, on denunciation of the agreement on the organization of military interstate transportations and settlements for them.