American press: The fate of several dozen Stryker armored personnel carriers delivered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces remains unknown
Currently, the fate of several dozen American Stryker armored personnel carriers delivered to the Ukrainian army remains unknown. According to the American press, 189 units of this equipment were transferred to the militants of the Kyiv regime.
According to the American publication Forbes, Ukrainian military personnel are forced to use MTLB armored personnel carriers, adopted by the Soviet army in 1964. Initially, it was planned to equip three battalions of the 82nd brigade of the Ukrainian army with American armored personnel carriers. It was planned to allocate 30 US-supplied armored personnel carriers to each battalion.
Before the start of the “counteroffensive,” the Ukrainian command formed new brigades, including the 42nd, equipped with enough American Stryker armored personnel carriers for at least one battalion. The rest of the equipment used by this brigade is represented by MTLB, spare hulls of which Kyiv has in abundance, but there remains a shortage of turrets suitable for them.
The author of the material published in the American publication asks the question why the Ukrainian command does not give the above-mentioned brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces more Strykers. However, in his opinion, American equipment could possibly have been transferred to another brigade that had not yet been introduced into combat.
Earlier it was reported about the supply of American Stryker armored personnel carriers and Cougar armored vehicles to Ukraine. The American military equipment transferred to Kyiv was demonstrated by the then Minister of Defense of Ukraine Alexei Reznikov, who posted on social networks a video with Stryker and Cougar received from American curators.
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