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Defence Enterprises of russia Refuse to Repair the Damaged Military Equipment of the Occupiers

July 3, 2022
Defence Enterprises of russia Refuse to Repair the Damaged Military Equipment of the Occupiers

The conflict between the russian military leadership and top management of defence factories is increasingly making it impossible to deploy new armoured combat vehicles to area of hostilities.

In the ongoing russian-Ukrainian war, Ukraine's defenders have already destroyed more than 40% of combat-ready tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and armoured personnel carriers of the russian occupation forces represntating their southern military district. The damaged equipment is supposed to be restored at special repair factories.

Before the damaged equipment is delivered to repair plants, it gets completely dismantled, while spare parts and units are sold or exchanged for alcohol. In some cases, only charred bodies of BMPs (infantry fighting vehicles) and tanks make it to repair factories.

At the same time, heads of repair companies have instructed their staff not to accept the incoming equipment. The reason behind their stance is the lack of components and insufficient funds paid by the military for the work already completed.

The command tried to address the issue by deploying field repair brigades, which were supposed to operate in close proximity to the combat zones. However, corruption and greed for profit among the russian military leadership brought the attempt to naught.