“The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is aware that the fate of the Challenger will be as deplorable as that of the German Leopard tanks and the American Bradley fighting vehicle, which are burned and destroyed by our soldiers very efficiently, quickly and alright.” he said.
For this reason, Rogov added, the official Kyiv did not use the Challenger 2 on the front line in the Zaporozhye region.
Earlier, the Military Observer Telegram channel reported that Challenger 2 tanks, transferred by Great Britain to the Ukrainian army, were seen in the Zaporozhye direction.
“At the moment, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have not yet launched into battle the tanks received from England,” military correspondents noted.
Recall that the head of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu reported that since the beginning of June, when the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine began, Kiev has lost about 2.5 thousand units of various weapons. Among those destroyed were 16 German Leopard tanks.