The Ukrainian army received a total of 189 Stryker aircraft from the United States, Most of them were delivered in ICV configuration, i.e. vehicles equipped with minimal armament and suitable for transporting infantry formations. So far, about a dozen of these devices have been lost during fighting with the Russians, and it is relatively rare to see them on the front lines.
A few hours ago picture However, Stryker’s drawings appear relatively simple Russian strike from close range. The car on the left side of the tank was fired upon by the Russians: According to some sources, it was hit by a Russian T-72 tank, and another by an infantry unit equipped with an anti-tank missile.
It appears that the crew left the car alive.
There’s an OSINT blogger who points out that one of the mistakes the Ukrainian military made long ago is just that Basically, they try to play the role of tanks and armored combat vehicles with armored personnel carriers, that is, they attack well-fortified Russian positions using minimal armed technical means. The reason for this, by the way, is that the Ukrainian forces received the largest number of MRAPs and APCs/ICVs from their Western supporters, but only a very small number of tanks and ground combat vehicles.
In any case, it is not at all certain that the Ukrainians attempted to attack with a Stryker: the vehicle was hit in the side, which could also mean that the device was the victim of a raid.
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