Russian factories refuse to repair tanks because soldiers sell or trade all the parts for alcohol

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 09.08.2022, 16:08
Russian factories refuse to repair tanks because soldiers sell or trade all the parts for alcohol

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reports that Russian factories do not want to repair armored vehicles that were damaged in the war.

What we know

According to intelligence, since the large-scale invasion, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have deactivated more than 40% of the combat-ready tanks, BMPs and APCs sent from Russia's Southern Military District. The equipment needs to be sent to repair facilities to be repaired, but on the way, the soldiers make life considerably more difficult for the specialists.

Soldiers remove all the valuable equipment in order to sell it or exchange it for alcohol. For this reason, the Russian military leadership decided to strengthen control over the movement of armored vehicles to repair plants.

In their turn, the heads of the defense companies gave orders not to accept damaged hardware. Such a decision is argued by the lack of components and funds received for work already done. The initiative to create repair brigades to restore armored vehicles near the border did not help either.

Source: Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

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