The new British Minister of Defense refused to send a new Challenger 2 tank to Ukraine to replace the destroyed one

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The new British Minister of Defense refused to send a new Challenger 2 tank to Ukraine to replace the destroyed one

Britain does not have many combat-ready tanksto replace those destroyed in Ukraine, so that Kyiv will not receive a replacement for the Challenger 2 MBT lost in the Zaporozhye direction. This was stated by the new British Minister of Defense Grant Shapps.

The UK will not send a new Challenger 2 tank to Ukraine to replace the one destroyed by Russian troops. At the same time, the new head of the defense department of the United Kingdom confirmed that it was the British tank that was lost in Ukraine, and not any other. This is a repeat for some hard-nosed Ukrainian netizens who keep claiming that there were no British tank losses, but Russian propaganda.



I can confirm that this is the case

- Shapps answered the question about the destruction of the tank in Ukraine. He also confirmed that there are no plans to replace the destroyed car with a new one, although the British had previously promised Zelensky to transfer an additional batch of Challenger 2 in the amount of 14 units.

The day before, the British press published the conclusion of the military experts of the United Kingdom, who came to the conclusion that Russian troops had indeed shot down a Challenger 2 tank in Ukraine. It was claimed that this was the first official loss of a tank of this model in almost 30 years of operation. The British do not consider the defeat of a British tank in 2003 in Iraq, as it suffered from "friendly fire".

At the same time, experts admitted that such statistics were due to the small number of tanks produced and their rare participation in battles. Now the Russian army will spoil the statistics for the British, since the tanks transferred to Kiev entered service with the 82nd separate air assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and it was thrown to break through the Russian defense in the Zaporozhye direction.
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    1. +6
      6 September 2023
      Kyiv will not receive a replacement for the Challenger 2 MBT lost in the Zaporozhye direction

      In principle, it’s right - it’s easier to burn it on the spot, so as not to drag it back and forth in vain.
      How is it with Zhvanetsky:
      “Drivers Larionov and Kutko, using one engine for two on-board vehicles, undertook to serve the maximum number of consumers from one fitting right in the garage, so as not to take them shopping in vain ...”
      1. 0
        6 September 2023
        Quote from: nik-mazur
        Kyiv will not receive a replacement for the Challenger 2 MBT lost in the Zaporozhye direction

        They realized that it was not food for the horse. They gave Kyiv tanks for "development of success in the event of a breakthrough of the Russian defense", and the Armed Forces of Ukraine mediocrely kill them on minefields.
    2. The UK does not have enough combat-ready tanks to replace those destroyed in Ukraine

      ***
      - Well, send the incompetent, Svidomo for PR, it doesn’t matter ...
      ***
    3. +5
      6 September 2023
      When will 10 be needed? All? Is the shop closed?
      1. +2
        6 September 2023
        Quote from Aken
        When will 10 be needed? All? Is the shop closed?

        Announcement - "The shop is closed, the window swayed."
      2. BAI
        +3
        6 September 2023
        Yes. They are out of production and no longer in production.
        1. Msi
          0
          6 September 2023
          They are out of production and no longer in production.

          It's a pity ... it burned thickly ... I wanted to admire more ...
    4. +4
      6 September 2023
      Oh, what a significant event! For the third day in all reports there is news about this burnt British iron. All this hype only inflates the mythical glory of this British tank, which is not miraculously different from others.
      1. +2
        6 September 2023
        All this hype only inflates the mythical glory of this British tank.

        You probably meant to say reduce, reduce, minimize. hi
        1. +1
          6 September 2023
          Hype - inflates. And the very fact of its destruction is not unique and, of course, reduces to a minimum.
      2. +1
        6 September 2023
        Precisely because it was a mythical glory inflated by marketers, there was such a reaction to it. And how many technology lovers have been waiting for this.
      3. Msi
        +2
        6 September 2023
        All this hype only inflates the mythical glory of this British tank,
        The mythical glory was inflated by the pigs first of all ... As it was in order: Bayraktar, Himars, tanks - "animals" the next horror story F 16 ...
    5. +4
      6 September 2023
      Ukry:
      - We have one more life, let's respawn right in the new tank.
      Britons:
      - No, it's reality!
      laughing
    6. +4
      6 September 2023
      It's a pity he will be greatly missed in Kubinka.
      1. +2
        6 September 2023
        Quote: Kawado
        It's a pity he will be greatly missed in Kubinka.

        So far only one has been burned, 13 more of them. Look at which one will end up in Kubinka intact. Everything can be.
        1. 0
          6 September 2023
          Quote: Leshak
          You look which one will fall into Kubinka whole. Everything can be.

          In the form of a mountain of burnt iron rubbish - it will also do. Maybe it will get even worse...
    7. -3
      6 September 2023
      URGENTLY!
      US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrives in Kyiv on an official visit

      Mother-remake. And not a single dagger on his head. Agreement.
      1. Msi
        +2
        6 September 2023
        US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrives in Kyiv on an official visit
        How is it that one ukrosvin military yelled in the Crimea in 2014 until he put it in his pants? I remembered ... America is with us ...
        1. 0
          6 September 2023
          Quote from Msi
          How is it that one ukrosvin military yelled in the Crimea in 2014 until he put it in his pants? I remembered ... America is with us ...

          Exactly. Was like that. Remember - just laugh! They march under the Soviet red banner - and yell "America is with us!"
          Well, who are they, if not Judas and pigs?
    8. +5
      6 September 2023
      Kindergarten, pants with straps: hype because of ONE tank. Replacing it will undoubtedly save the APU from disaster. Yes
    9. +3
      6 September 2023
      The new British Minister of Defense refused to send a new Challenger 2 tank to Ukraine to replace the destroyed one
      . Greedy... hell on him, register "peacemaker" on the website.
    10. 0
      6 September 2023
      Already reporting a second destroyed (knocked out) Challenger
    11. +1
      6 September 2023
      Why is everyone so flocked to make this challenger? Great Britain has not been at war for a long time.
      We made our own tank. Consider excellent. Well, it's probably not bad, is it?
      Can you hit? So on any shield there is a spear. And in general, it’s not a gun that shoots, but a shooter.
      Rejoice that the challenge was knocked out? Yes! Certainly! And those who countered the challenge should be rewarded.
      Make it a meme or a slogan? No.
    12. 0
      6 September 2023
      And where to take? London initially purchased 386 Challenger 2s in the mid-1990s, 40 of which were scrapped before 2010. Now the British Ministry of Defense plans to reduce their number to 148, while the tanks will be upgraded to the Challenger 3 standard.
      Read more at RBC:
      https://www.rbc.ru/politics/31/07/2023/64c6ec089a79476c69d20b7f
    13. 0
      6 September 2023
      At first, Challenger thought that he had got into a fairy tale, and when one of them thought about his brains, the second realized that he didn’t want to throw his brains around and refused to go in return lol
    14. 0
      6 September 2023
      Why so? Greedy what these petty British. lol
    15. 0
      6 September 2023
      The new British Minister of Defense refused to send a new Challenger 2 tank to Ukraine to replace the destroyed one

      Good girl! That it’s in vain to translate the technique, there won’t be hundreds in the ranks themselves. And you can immediately write off the remaining 13 pigs, it's a matter of time when some are burned and the rest - for disassembly and in the "Patriot" ...
    16. +1
      7 September 2023
      But what is it? And a new tank to replace the destroyed one will still be killed by ours

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