The Ministry of defence of Ukraine on the last working day of the week said that the Ukrainian military seized the militias tank that those used during the attack on the Ukrainian military unit in Artemovsk. However, the assurances of the authorities, the tank never was registered in the Mat.
" After the analysis made by specialists of the Military service of order in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it is determined that according to the factory rooms, this tank T-BU released in October 1987, the Kharkiv tank enterprise Malyshev. According to archival data, this unit was sent to the military unit, which at the time was stationed on the territory of the Russian Federation. Registered in the Armed Forces of Ukraine this tank T-BU was not and is not ", - is informed in the report on the Internet representative office of Minoborony of Ukraine." Similar conclusions are made and the rest of the captured terrorists of the weapon. For example, seized from terrorists manual flame thrower RPO-A " Shmel " With demonstration inscription " From Russia With love " also brought With Russia ", - stated in the Ministry of war. on 25 June the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Borodai said that the militia tanks appeared " in a considerable number ", besides, according to him, armored vehicles were produced by the militia, in the form of military trophies. Similar statements were made by Authorized LNR. 20 June in Donetsk national Republic, told us that begin the recruitment of volunteers into the division, where will be up to 250 tanks. Before the last working day of the week the speaker of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine Andriy Lysenko said that law-enforcers told two tanks militias. The militia does not confirm the loss of armored vehicles. At the same time, commander of militia Igor Strelkov confirmed that tanks militia participated in the attack on the checkpoint of the enemy in the village of Mirniy. According to the commander, tanks twice came From grenade launchers, but the technique is not damaged. Shooters also said that during the attack on the checkpoint of the militia managed to grasp rich trophies - one APC, mortar, installation of ptoers and more.