Russian’s disassemble WWII T-70 era tank in occupied Melitopol for restoration — video

24 May, 03:15 PM
WWII-era T-70 tank (Photo:Окупаційна адміністрація Мелітополя/Telegram)

WWII-era T-70 tank (Photo:Окупаційна адміністрація Мелітополя/Telegram)

Russians dismantled a WWII-era T-70 tank on display at the Bratske Cemetery memorial complex in Melitopol, Zaporizhia Oblast to send to St. Petersburg for restoration, the occupation administration announced on Telegram on May 23.  

The tank was dismantled on the instructions of the so-called "governor of Zaporizhzhya Oblast" Yevgeny Balitsky.

The self-proclaimed regional "administration" published a video showing that the tank had been dismantled and sent to St. Petersburg, replete with a visible red Soviet flag.

While the propagandists say that the tank will be returned to the city on Oct. 23 for a parade to mark the “Day of Liberation of the city from Nazi invaders”, Russia has used ancient tanks against Ukraine after the Ukrainian Army inflicted heavy losses on its more modern versions.

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The T-70 tank was developed in 1941 and took part in WWII battles as early as 1942.

After the end of World War II, the T-70 was decommissioned by the Soviet army, but a large number are still present in military museums and memorials in post-Soviet states.

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