Pro-Moscow Propagandist Reveals Russian Tanks On Debaltsevo Front Line.

Original: www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-live-day-363-ukrainian-comman

Graham Phillips, a notorious British propagandist who records videos for several Russian state-owned media outlets, including RT (via their Ruptly agency) and the Ministry of Defence's Zvezda channel, has posted a video report from "the front lines, by Debaltsevo."



As Phillips waffles on about the absence of a ceasefire, you can see something rather more interesting behind him:



These are Russian https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2-72%D0%913 tanks.



They can be identified as such by two distinguishing features:

Firstly, their Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armour (ERA), which consists of large, angled pairs of plates around the turret.



Secondly, their Sosna-U sights:



The Sosna-U was only introduced to the T-72B series, on the B3, in 2013.

www.iiss.org/en/militarybalanceblog/blogsections/2014-3bea/a. These are therefore, not captured Ukrainian tanks in separatist hands, but the latest Russian tanks, likely manned by Russian troops or at least handed over to specially-trained local separatists.

This is not the first time www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-192-novoazovsk-o have been www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-211-rada-ratifie, but it is always impressive when a propagandist for the Kremlin hands us such wonderful, high quality footage.

Pierre Vaux