Pro-Kremlin Telegram news channels posted on Aug. 22 a drone video allegedly showing a “Ukrainian tank” being destroyed by a Lancet attack drone. But fact-checkers quickly debunked the claim.
Russians asserted the strike hit an M-55S tank provided to Ukraine from Slovenia. However, the destroyed vehicle was their own abandoned T-90M “Proryv” tank left damaged near Robotyne in Zaporizhzhya Oblast.
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The tank matches one filmed being hit in early August initially identified as a T-72. But the wreckage displayed no Ukrainian military flags or markings.
Likely the Russians tried preventing their new tank’s capture as a trophy while feigning at least some “success” for domestic audiences. No evidence indicated the tank was operated by Ukrainian forces.
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