Ukrainian troops capture and fly flag from Russian Z tank

A RUSSIAN infantry fighting vehicle now flying Ukrainian colours after it was reportedly captured by brave reservist troops while under tank and mortar fire. The images show the originally Russian military vehicle sporting a white letter ‘Z’ daubed on it. But now it also flies Ukraine’s instantly recognisable blue and yellow national flag. The footage, obtained from the Regional Directorate of the Territorial Defense Forces “East” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Wednesday, 6th July, shows Ukrainian troops driving the vehicle, a BMP-3, at speed. The BMP-3 was first introduced into military service by the Soviets in 1987. It is not unlike a light tank, with the version seen in the footage fitted with a turret and gun, and running on caterpillar tracks.

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