The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that two Ukrainian Leopard 2 main battle tanks were destroyed during the latest counterattack – reaching a new level of confrontation.
The ministry published video footage of what it described as the destruction of Leopard 2 tanks.
#Ukraine:The 🇷🇺MoD claimed the destruction of Ukrainian Leopard 2 tanks during the recent counter-offensive- hitting a new level of cope.
The vehicles targeted by ATGM from Ka-52 not only don’t resemble tanks but are in fact innocent agricultural equipment- a sprayer & combines. pic.twitter.com/a33ZJJcZgt
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) June 6, 2023
But judging by the footage, the vehicles targeted by anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), launched from a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter, not only look like tanks, but are actually farm tractors and combine harvesters.
The video also shows that the electro-optical system of the Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter is so bad that the crew could not determine what they were targeting.
Then it turned out that the target was an agricultural tractor-machine gun. While the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that it is a German-made Leopard 2 tank.