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"Russia launches Soviet army tanks", UN: About 4 thousand civilians killed so far

"Russia launches Soviet army tanks", UN: About 4 thousand civilians

The United Nations says 3,998 civilians have been killed and at least 4,693 injured since the start of the war in Ukraine.

But the agency believes the figures are much higher. The UN says most of the casualties were as a result of explosive weapons with a wide area of ​​influence, including heavy artillery and rocket attacks.

Russia has such a shortage of modern, ready-to-use combat equipment that it has pulled 50-year-old tanks out of deep storage, claims the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD).

The Kremlin has deployed T-62 combat tanks to support its forces in the south, says the UK. First introduced in 1961, this type of tank was once the mainstay of the Soviet army.

The Defense Ministry added: "The T-62s will almost certainly be particularly vulnerable to anti-tank weapons, and their presence on the battlefield highlights Russia's lack of modern, war-ready equipment."

Also in the latest UK intelligence update, officials say Russian ground forces are continuing their efforts to encircle Severodonetsk and Lyschansk in eastern Ukraine, recently capturing several villages northwest of Popasna.

Source: Sky News

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