Ukraine to Launch Touring Exhibit of Russian Tanks Destroyed During Ongoing War

Photo Credit: Alex Chan Tsz Yuk / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Alex Chan Tsz Yuk / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images

The Russo-Ukrainian War has continued to rage for the better part of four months. What the Russian military presumed would be a quick takeover has turned into an ongoing conflict, with the Ukrainian forces showcasing a strong will to stay independent.

In a demonstration of Ukraine’s military strength – and as a renewed call for continued aid from NATO-member countries – the country’s government has announced a touring exhibition, featuring the Russian military vehicles that have been destroyed since February 2022.

Ukrainian soldier standing on top of a destroyed Russian tank
Ukrainian soldier on a destroyed Russian tank on the frontline in Luhansk oblast, Ukraine, June 2022. (Photo Credit: Diego Herrera Carcedo / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

According to reports coming out of Ukraine, a total of 3,588 armored vehicles and 1,477 tanks have been lost on the Russian side over the past few months, with some currently on display in downtown Kyiv.

While Russia refuses to disclose its losses, a spokesperson for the country’s Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, revealed in a televised statement that the Russians have destroyed 3,696 Ukrainian military vehicles.

The touring exhibition, ironically-named the “Invincible Army,” will first be displayed in Warsaw, Poland, with plans to travel to Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal. While in Poland, it’ll be staged in the Castle Square of Warsaw’s old town, and will feature burnt-out and damaged Russian military vehicles.

Speaking with Polish broadcaster Polsat News, Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov said, “We’ll help to ensure that Russian tanks are in Europe, but as scrap.”

Destroyed Russian tank in the middle of a street
A destroyed Russian tank in Kyiv, May 2022. (Photo Credit: Dominic Chiu / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images)

Along with the aim of showcasing the determination and strength of the Ukrainian military, the exhibition will also highlight Russian “atrocities” that have occurred during the Russo-Ukrainian War.

“On one hand we are showing the atrocities that the Russian army is carrying out in Ukraine,” Michał Dworczyk, the head of the Polish prime minister’s office, told The Independent. “On the other hand we are showing the heroic defense of Ukraine’s armed forces and the results of these fights.”

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A premiere date for the “Invincible Army” touring exhibition has yet to be announced.

Clare Fitzgerald

Clare Fitzgerald is a Writer and Editor with eight years of experience in the online content sphere. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from King’s University College at Western University, her portfolio includes coverage of digital media, current affairs, history and true crime.

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