Ukrainian soldiers of brigade #128 captured Russian T-72 tank near Debaltsevo.
This tank for over a weeks was shelling at the positions of Ukrainian soldiers. Artillery couldn’t destroy it, this tank was moving to certain location unexpectedly and shoot 1-2 times and drove back.
So Ukrainian soldiers decided to do something about it. 6 guys at 2am went to terrorist controlled territory and found this tank. It was parked near a small house. Soldiers decided not to go inside in order not to make noise. One of the artillery guys was mechanic-driver, so he offered to steal the tank.
When T-72 tank started to move, our soldiers saw tank drivers who got out of the house in panic and ran away. Probably they thought that Ukrainians will shoot their house with a tank.
The team of artillerymen successfully returned to their positions. They immediately put Ukrainian flag on the captured tank. Inside they found documents and Russian field ration packs. So far the soldiers use the tank as a tractor, they don’t have an gun-layer who could fire from the cannon. But they hope they will get specialist and the captured tank will reinforce their artillery unit.
Reported by Roman Turovets