Friday, October 7, 2022

Ukrainian civilians steals Russian armored vehicle

Stubborn Ukrainian resistance are hampering Russian attacks more than Moscow planners expected.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine broke out, social media has been flooded with dozens videos which are being shared widely. One such video claims to show civilians stealing a Russian BTR-82A armoured personnel carrier.

A Russian combat vehicle was captured by two men, which were bursting into laughter in a BTR-82A.


Military observer Mike Yeo wondered why a Russian armoured personnel carrier, was seemingly abandoned and fueled in full working condition.

“Bonkers. BTR-82A seemingly abandoned in working condition and fuelled (I’m assuming the civvies didn’t fuel it themselves),” he said on Twitter.

As noted by the Russia’s main arms exporter Rosoboronexport, BTR-82A is an advanced 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) being manufactured by Military Industrial Company of Russia for use by the army of Russia.

Photo by Vitaly Kuzmin

“The BTR-82A APC was developed based on the design of BTR-80A. The vehicle offers improved protection capabilities than its predecessor,” its says on its website.

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