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Ukrainian tank T-84BM "Oplot" broke down during a rehearsal of a military parade in Kiev

Ukrainian tank T-84BM «stronghold» broke down during a rehearsal of a military parade in Kiev
Preparations are in full swing in Kiev for “grandiose” military parade in honor of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. Military equipment appeared in the city, working out the passage in the front line.

On Friday, 20 August during the parade rehearsal, one of the “new products” Ukrainian military tank building – tank T-84 BM “stronghold”. The car stopped at Khreshchatyk, lost speed, liquid poured out from under the tank, fuel-like. A tractor was needed to evacuate the tank, but during transportation there was another “embarrassment” – the tractor nearly knocked down the bridge support, after which the tank was evacuated in a different way.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine declined to comment.


Liquid poured from a tank on Khreshchatyk, fuel-like. Because of this, the passage of military equipment is temporarily stopped.
– said in a statement by emergency services.

As previously reported, three BM tanks must pass in the front column “stronghold”, and one of them, or two, specially collected for the military parade. Apparently, the Ukrainian military department was in such a hurry, that one of the tanks came out to the rehearsal with masking tape strips glued on, depicting pixel art.

Ukrainian tank T-84BM «stronghold» broke down during a rehearsal of a military parade in Kiev
In Kiev, they explained this to, that they did not have time to remove the tape after painting the tank. I had to do everything on the go, as the highly publicized parade is on its way, a “novelty” still not ready.

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