Ukrainian mechanics repair battle-damaged and captured Russian tanks for use by Ukrainian forces.


  • Mechanics in Kharkiv are repairing Russian tanks for use by Ukrainian forces in combat.
  • According to the NYT, a group of six mechanics was holding tanks and weapons in a warehouse.
  • Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian troops were withdrawing from Kharkiv after weeks of shelling.

Ukrainian mechanics are helping war efforts by repairing Russian tanks so they can return to the battlefield. This time to support the Ukrainian army.

A group of six mechanics were working in a warehouse in Kharkiv, a city in eastern Ukraine that suffered the worst bombing since the invasion of Russia on February 24. New York Times reported on Friday.

Inside the warehouse were damaged Russian tanks, weapons and some Ukrainian vehicles, all of which were repaired or converted for use by the Ukrainian army. The outlet reported that the task of retrieving information through Russian equipment and retrieving parts from broken or burnt tanks was complete.

“This is where we take Russian tanks from the swamp, repair them, and use them against the Russians.”

Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian troops are withdrawing from Russia’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, after weeks of shelling. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said Ukraine was preparing for a new long-term phase of the war.

Reports that civilians had helped in the war began even before the full-scale invasion began in earnest. In January, volunteer civilians were already undergoing combat training, while active-duty and reservists were taught skills such as holding weapons and practicing combat tactics.

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