“Betrayal”: Newest Ukrainian Armored Vehicles Stolen Straight From the Factory

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



In Ukraine, the work on the development of a new tank and the production of military equipment was disrupted in connection with theft.

This was reported today on the Facebook page of the representatives of  the “Charity Fund of Educational Innovations” together with “Engineering group Ares” (formerly “Engineering group Azov”).

The report said that unknown persons removed from the factory of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine the “Azovets” armoured assault vehicle, and its current whereabouts is unknown. Also stolen along with the “Azovets” was a model of the armored vehicle “Gecko”, which was being prepared for serial production.


In addition, as was reported by representatives of the Engineering group “Ares”, as a result of raider attacks, the modernization of T-64 tanks, on the basis of which Ukrainian engineers were developing a new tank called “T-Rex”, was also sabotaged.

In this regard, the authors of the statement demand the resignation of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the chief of the National Police, Vadym Troyan. Also, the report says that representatives of the “Charity Fund of Educational Innovations” together with “Engineering group Ares” called for justice to be brought to the raiders, who menace the defense capability of Ukraine.


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