Ukrainian fighters eliminated the Russians and captured the BMP-1

Dmitry Kotsyubailo and two captured BMP-1 Russian military. May 2022
Dmitry Kotsyubailo and two captured BMP-1 Russian military. May 2022
© Photo: Dmitry Kotsyubailo
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: May 22 2022 at 05:23 pm

In the Eastern direction, Ukrainian fighters inflicted losses on Russian occupation forces and seized their armored vehicles.

Photos with trophy equipment were published by volunteer Kotsyubailo Dmytro.

Dmytro Kotsyubailo is the commander of the 1st separate assault company of the Right Sector Ukrainian Volunteer Corps.

During the fighting, Ukrainian fighters seized a T-72 tank of Russian forces.

Ukrainian fighters and trophy T-72. May 2022. Photo: Dmitry Kotsyubailo

The fighters also seized two BMP-1 armored combat tracked vehicles.

It is noteworthy that in recent years, BMP-1 appear more and more often, while during previous Russian operations, they were rare.

BMP-1 Russian military
Two captured BMP-1 Russian military. May 2022. Photo: Dmitry Kotsyubailo

It has been widely argued that Russia's occupying forces do not use outdated BMP-1s.

Additionally, fighter Sergei Filimonov released a video with the liquidated Russian military.

The Russian occupier had a sleeve badge in the form of a white circle on a red square.

The Russian military and its armband in the form of a circle on a red square were liquidated in Ukraine. May 2022. Video frame by Sergei Filimonov

Reference: BMP-1 - the first Soviet serial combat armored tracked vehicle, capable of sailing and designed to transport personnel of motorized infantry units on the battlefield.

As the main weapon BMP-1 uses a 73-mm smoothbore gun 2A28 with ammunition 40 shots (16 cumulative, 24 fragmentation). A 7.62-mm machine gun is paired with a cannon.

Ammunition for the BMP-1
Ammunition for the BMP-1. Photo: from the war in Donbass

In addition, to combat tanks and other armored vehicles, BMP-1 has a launcher anti-tank guided missiles 9M14M "Baby".

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