Poroshenko said about sending the military in Donbass T-80 tanks

© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiye in fotobanka T-80. Archival photoPoroshenko said about sending the military in Donbass T-80 tanks© RIA Novosti / Igor Russkiyi the image Bank

Ukraine sends its military in the Donbas batch of upgraded T-80 tanks, said the President Petro Poroshenko.

«Another batch of handsome men, T-80 tanks will be sent to high-mobile landing troops of Ukraine in the forefront! Keep working to strengthen our defense,» — wrote Poroshenko on his page on Facebook, without specifying how many tanks will receive military and when it will happen.

Previously Poroshenko said that the formation of defense orders for 2017 should bet on the modernization of old tanks, because the purchase of a new state budget is lacking funds. According to him, preferable to have ten overhauled T-64 or T-80 than the newest one «Hold.»

As reported by Ukroboronprom, in Kharkiv armored plant has launched the process of recovery of vehicles that have already been decommissioned and the years stood under the open sky.

T-80 main battle tank produced in the USSR. The Soviet army adopted in 1976.

Poroshenko said about sending the military in Donbass T-80 tanksThe implementation of the Minsk agreements

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