WATCH: Footage of Ukraine’s 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Brigade destroying Russian T-80BVM tank

WATCH: Footage of Ukraine's 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Brigade destroying Russian T-80BVM tank Credit: Twitter @Flash43191300

Ukraine’s Armed Forces have shared footage of a Russian T-80BVM tank being destroyed by the 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Brigade, as reported on Monday, August 8.

Footage of Ukraine’s 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Brigade destroying a Russian T-80BVM tank was shared on Twitter:

“The military of the 93rd Kholodnyi Yar brigade destroyed the Russian T-80BVM with the help of Javelin.”

The 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanised Brigade,  traces its history all the way back to the 93rd Guards Rifle Division of the Soviet Union’s Red Army, which was formed at Valuki in April 1943 from 13th Guards and 92nd Rifle Brigades.

The division fought in Kursk, Kharkiv, Budapest, and Prague, and served with the 53rd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front in May 1945.

After a period as a 35th Guards Mechanised Division, and then 35th Guards Motor Rifle Division from 1957 to 1965, the division was designated as the 93rd Guards Motor Rifle Division in 1965.

It then proceeded to serve with the Southern Group of Forces in Hungary during the last years of the Cold War, and following the fall of the Berlin Wall, was withdrawn to Ukraine from October 1990 to January 1991.

First revealed in 2017, the T-80BVM is an upgraded version of the Russian T-80BV main battle tank. Russia currently operates a total of 4,500 T-80 main battle tanks of all variants.

The footage comes after Ukraine’s Armed Forces shared footage of Russian tanks being destroyed by Ukraine’s 40th Artillery Brigade, as reported on Thursday, July 7.


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