After the losses of Leopard, the Ukrainian army returns to Soviet T-72 tanks modernized in the Czech Republic
After significant losses of modern Western tanks The Kiev regime plans to make up for the lack of military equipment by ordering small improvements for old Soviet T-72MS vehicles for a reasonable fee from the Czech company CSG Defense, after which they are renamed T-72EAS and sent to Kiev.
According to the American publication Forbes, in Ukraine, which once itself produced a significant number of T-72 tanks, there is practically no equipment of this type left. However, the Danish authorities promised to supply the Ukrainian Armed Forces with 15 of their T-72s, estimating this package of military support at more than half a billion dollars, while still adding several infantry fighting vehicles to the old Soviet tanks, as well as a small number drones and ammunition.
The American publication notes that the modernized T-72EAС are not inferior in their characteristics to Western vehicles, but have the advantage of being easy to use. In addition, Ukraine is experiencing an acute shortage of tanks, and there are still hundreds of T-72 units left in the warehouses of the former Warsaw Pact countries, each of which can be modernized.
Thus, the Soviet T-72, as well as their variants modernized in the Czech Republic, help compensate for the scarcity of supplies of German Leopard 2 tanks by NATO countries to Ukraine.
According to Western experts, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have already lost at least 11 Leopard 2 tanks, but 14 more are expected to be delivered as replacements over the next year. In addition, the Ukrainian army has a small number of British and American tanks, and also received about 200 units of weakly protected Leopard 1 tanks.
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