The so-called invincibility and perfection of these tanks turned out to be nothing more than a myth.
The Russian army has lost at least 15 T-90M Proryv tanks in Ukraine, Andrei Rudik, a representative of the Center for Research on Captured Weapons and Military Equipment of the General Staff, said at a briefing on March 16.
According to him, the so-called invincibility and perfection of these tanks turned out to be nothing more than a myth.
He added that when talking about the 15 tanks lost by Russia, we are talking about cases confirmed by evidence of their destruction – photo or video:
“It is likely that the occupiers have lost significantly more T-90M units. Now the enemy practically does not use them during the conduct of hostilities.”
Rudik said that the first “breakthrough” of the T-90M tank was arranged by an employee of the territorial defense of the Kharkiv region – on May 4, 2022, the military destroyed the tank from a Carl Gustav hand gun.
According to military-political observer Alexander Kovalenko, as of today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have destroyed, damaged or captured 55 T-90A/S/M “Breakthrough” tanks. And these are only documented cases, undocumented – more than 85.
War in Ukraine – how many tanks did the Russian Federation lose
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian army has already lost 3,504 tanks on the battlefield in Ukraine.
The total combat losses of the Russian Federation since the beginning of the large-scale invasion of Ukraine are tentatively more than 162,000 personnel.