Acting head of the Zaporozhye region Balitsky reported the defeat of the second British Challenger 2 tank
While the Western press is discussing the loss of the first "best in the world" British tank Challenger 2 in the Zaporozhye direction, the Russian military knocked out the second one. The defeat of another British tank was reported by the acting head of the Zaporozhye region, Evgeniy Balitsky.
The Russian military shot down a second Challenger 2, but details are not yet available. However, based on previously published data that these tanks are in service with the 82nd Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which was sent to break through on the Rabotino-Verbovoye line, it can be assumed that the second British tank was knocked out somewhere in this area. Let's hope that more detailed information will appear in the near future; at the moment there is no confirmation from other sources.
- Evgeny Balitsky said on Rossiya 24.
Let us recall that the first British Challenger 2 was shot down on September 5 near Rabotino, and the UK has already recognized its loss. Russian fighters not only spoiled the British statistics, but also damaged the reputation of the tank, which was positioned as the “most protected” in the world. According to the latest data, Challenger 2 was destroyed by the Russian Kornet ATGM.
Meanwhile, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a massive airstrike in the Rabotino area, covering the fortified areas of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the forest belt with FAB-500 aerial bombs. Preliminarily, at the moment, the enemy’s offensive on the Rabotino-Verbovoye line has been thwarted; after the strike, there is simply no one to attack there.
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