A Ukrainian commander has been seen driving a captured Russian tank as the army continues to make rapid advances into previously held Russian territory.
In the video – shared on the official Twitter account for Ukraine’s defence – Colonel Pavlo Fedosenko, commander of the 92nd Mechanised Brigade, is seen smiling as he drives the Russian tank.
The video said he captured the tank “personally”.
Sky News has been unable to verify the claims made by the account – however, the vehicle does appear to be a T-90, a third-generation Russian main battle tank.
It is also not the first enemy tank to be captured by advancing forces; in recent weeks a number of T-72 and T-80 tanks have been added to the Ukrainian arsenal.
Colonel Pavlo Fedosenko, Hero of Ukraine, Defender of Kharkiv, commander of the 92nd Mechanized Brigade is driving modern russian T-90A tank captured by the #UAarmy.
russian lend-lease continues. pic.twitter.com/v0XLDVf6f9
— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) October 4, 2022