The pictures of a Russian military equipment “graveyard” in the Rostov region appeared on social media.

The Ukrainian military portal reports that the Telegram-channel and ” Rostov Glavnyi” posted them.

The residents who managed to penetrate the storage of the destroyed military hardware took pictures of burnt tanks, armoured vehicles, rocket systems of volley fire.

Under the photos, the author wrote: “A cemetery of burnt military equipment near the village of Synyavske. Where did it come from? We don’t seem to be at war with anyone.”

However, Ukrainian experts report that the Rostov region “cemetery” of destroyed military vehicles was known before. It was the place where the Russian military delivered the equipment that had not been restored from Donbas since 2014.

It is noted that one can see the Russian army insignia in the form of white circles on the equipment. Such signs were applied to Russian military hardware during the invasion of Ukraine in 2014.

Experts note that part of the equipment from the “cemetery” was identified earlier, in particular, a destroyed modern tank of the Russian army, T-72B3 which had served with the Russian Federation since 2013. A distinctive external feature of the tank is a reactive armour “Contact-5,” a wind sensor, and a modern sight “Sosna-U.” This tank was probably destroyed by the Ukrainian military on 26 August 2014 in Donbas. Then, it was moved to the Rostov region.

Investigators recall that analysis revealed in 2014 that T-72B3 tanks of the 6th Separate Tank Brigade of the Russian Federation Armed Forces were used to invade Ukraine.

Bohdan Marusyak

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