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First Challenger tanks already in Ukraine: Ukraine's Defence Minister and air assault troops try out combat gifts

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Oleksii Reznikov, Ukrainian Minister of Defence, has tried out the new supply of military equipment from international partners for Ukrainian air assault troops.

Source: Ukraine's Defence Ministry on Facebook, citing Reznikov

Quote: "Today, I had the honour to try out the newest addition to our armed units, particularly Challengers from the UK, Stryker & Cougars from the US and Marders from Germany, together with Major General Maksym ‘Mike’ Myrhorodskyi, Commander of the Airborne Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and our troops.

No one would have thought a year ago that the support of our partners would be so strong and that the entire civilised world would reboot and eventually resist the bloody aggressor, the terrorist country of the Russian Federation.

Everything has changed over the past year. Ukraine has changed the world. The Ukrainian people's resilience and our army's skill convinced us that Ukraine would be victorious. And we are already winning. The orcs' [Russian] ‘special operation’ [special military operation is how Russian propaganda calls the war against Ukraine – ed.] is going ‘according to plan’ as they dig foxholes and try to entrench. They have changed the paradigm from ‘we are the second army in the world, and we will defeat you in three days’ to ‘we need to go on the defensive’ in their minds."

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Details: Reznikov believes this new equipment will make a good company for their "brothers" on the battlefield. Soon, thanks to the Ukrainian military, the Russian occupiers will experience its strength. The minister voiced confidence that all Ukrainian cities would be liberated and that Ukraine would return to internationally recognised borders in 1991.

See also: Swapping your Lada for a Rolls-Royce: how Ukrainians in the UK are mastering Challenger 2 tanks and learning about assault operations

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