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Ukraine is becoming a scrapheap for Russian tanks

A view shows destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, October 5, 2022. 
  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A view shows destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, October 5, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A view shows destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, October 5, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A destroyed Russian tank is seen near the village of Dolyna in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 23.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank is seen near the village of Dolyna in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 23.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank is seen near the village of Dolyna in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 23.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Destroyed Russian tank and Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) are seen in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 20.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Destroyed Russian tank and Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) are seen in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 20.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Destroyed Russian tank and Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) are seen in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 20.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A local resident rides a bicycle past abandoned Russian tanks in the village of Kurylivka, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 1.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

A local resident rides a bicycle past abandoned Russian tanks in the village of Kurylivka, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 1.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

A local resident rides a bicycle past abandoned Russian tanks in the village of Kurylivka, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 1.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi
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A view shows destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, October 5. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A view shows destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, October 5. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A view shows destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donetsk region, Ukraine, October 5. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Ukrainian servicemen repair a Russian tank captured during a counteroffensive operation near the Russian border, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 20.  REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova

Ukrainian servicemen repair a Russian tank captured during a counteroffensive operation near the Russian border, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 20.  REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova

Ukrainian servicemen repair a Russian tank captured during a counteroffensive operation near the Russian border, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 20.  REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova
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A Russian national flag lies on the ground near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Russian national flag lies on the ground near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Russian national flag lies on the ground near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian tank is seen on a road in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 2.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

A destroyed Russian tank is seen on a road in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 2.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

A destroyed Russian tank is seen on a road in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 2.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko
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A view of destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donesk region, Ukraine, October 5. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A view of destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donesk region, Ukraine, October 5. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A view of destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in the recently liberated town of Lyman, Donesk region, Ukraine, October 5. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A destroyed Russian tank is seen in a field in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 2.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

A destroyed Russian tank is seen in a field in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 2.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

A destroyed Russian tank is seen in a field in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, October 2.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko
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Police officers take a selfie on a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Police officers take a selfie on a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Police officers take a selfie on a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16, 2022.  
  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16, 2022.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A child stands on a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv, Kyiv region, Ukraine May 7. REUTERS/Mikhail Palinchak

A child stands on a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv, Kyiv region, Ukraine May 7. REUTERS/Mikhail Palinchak

A child stands on a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv, Kyiv region, Ukraine May 7. REUTERS/Mikhail Palinchak
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Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16.  
  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Wrecks of a Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) and military vehicles are seen near Kyiv, March 29. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Wrecks of a Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) and military vehicles are seen near Kyiv, March 29. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Wrecks of a Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) and military vehicles are seen near Kyiv, March 29. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Russian main battle tank T-90M Proryv destroyed by Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Staryi Saltiv, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, May 9. REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

A Russian main battle tank T-90M Proryv destroyed by Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Staryi Saltiv, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, May 9. REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

A Russian main battle tank T-90M Proryv destroyed by Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Staryi Saltiv, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, May 9. REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi
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People pose for a picture in front of the debris of Russian military machinery destroyed in the village of Rusaniv, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 25. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

People pose for a picture in front of the debris of Russian military machinery destroyed in the village of Rusaniv, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 25. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

People pose for a picture in front of the debris of Russian military machinery destroyed in the village of Rusaniv, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 25. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko
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Destroyed Russian military vehicles are seen on a street in the settlement of Borodyanka, in the Kyiv region, March 3. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Destroyed Russian military vehicles are seen on a street in the settlement of Borodyanka, in the Kyiv region, March 3. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Destroyed Russian military vehicles are seen on a street in the settlement of Borodyanka, in the Kyiv region, March 3. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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Destroyed Russian tanks are seen in the Sumy region, Ukraine, March 7.     Irina Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces

Destroyed Russian tanks are seen in the Sumy region, Ukraine, March 7. Irina Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces

Destroyed Russian tanks are seen in the Sumy region, Ukraine, March 7. Irina Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces
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Scavengers search for useful metal parts in a destroyed Russian tank outside Kyiv, April 20. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Scavengers search for useful metal parts in a destroyed Russian tank outside Kyiv, April 20. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Scavengers search for useful metal parts in a destroyed Russian tank outside Kyiv, April 20. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Ukrainian service member inspects the remains of a destroyed Russian T-72 tank in the village of Lukianivka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 27.  REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A Ukrainian service member inspects the remains of a destroyed Russian T-72 tank in the village of Lukianivka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 27.  REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A Ukrainian service member inspects the remains of a destroyed Russian T-72 tank in the village of Lukianivka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 27.  REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko
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A soldier takes a photograph of his comrade as he poses beside a destroyed Russian tank and armored vehicles in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A soldier takes a photograph of his comrade as he poses beside a destroyed Russian tank and armored vehicles in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A soldier takes a photograph of his comrade as he poses beside a destroyed Russian tank and armored vehicles in Bucha, Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 2. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A destroyed Russian tank's turret is seen stuck in the ground in Zalissia, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 3. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A destroyed Russian tank's turret is seen stuck in the ground in Zalissia, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 3. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A destroyed Russian tank's turret is seen stuck in the ground in Zalissia, Kyiv region, Ukraine, May 3. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A man jumps from a Russian T-72 tank in the village of Yahidne, Ukraine, April 20.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

A man jumps from a Russian T-72 tank in the village of Yahidne, Ukraine, April 20.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

A man jumps from a Russian T-72 tank in the village of Yahidne, Ukraine, April 20.  REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko
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A charred Russian tank is seen on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 20.    Ukrainian Ground Forces/via REUTERS

A charred Russian tank is seen on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 20. Ukrainian Ground Forces/via REUTERS

A charred Russian tank is seen on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 20. Ukrainian Ground Forces/via REUTERS
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A charred Russian tank is seen, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the Sumy region, Ukraine, March 7.   Irina Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces

A charred Russian tank is seen, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the Sumy region, Ukraine, March 7. Irina Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces

A charred Russian tank is seen, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the Sumy region, Ukraine, March 7. Irina Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces
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A Ukrainian serviceman stands near the wreck of a Russian Armored Personnel Carrier on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 28. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman stands near the wreck of a Russian Armored Personnel Carrier on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 28. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman stands near the wreck of a Russian Armored Personnel Carrier on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 28. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A police officer films a damaged Russian artillery tank  in Trostianets, Sumy region, Ukraine, April 15. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A police officer films a damaged Russian artillery tank in Trostianets, Sumy region, Ukraine, April 15. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A police officer films a damaged Russian artillery tank in Trostianets, Sumy region, Ukraine, April 15. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A destroyed Russian armored fighting vehicle in the village of Lukianivka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 27.  
  REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A destroyed Russian armored fighting vehicle in the village of Lukianivka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 27.  REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A destroyed Russian armored fighting vehicle in the village of Lukianivka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 27.  REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko
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A Russian main battle tank T-90M Proryv destroyed by Ukrainian Armed Forces is seen near the village of Staryi Saltiv, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, May 9.   
 REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

A Russian main battle tank T-90M Proryv destroyed by Ukrainian Armed Forces is seen near the village of Staryi Saltiv, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, May 9. REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

A Russian main battle tank T-90M Proryv destroyed by Ukrainian Armed Forces is seen near the village of Staryi Saltiv, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, May 9. REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi
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Wrecks of Russian Armored Personnel Carriers (APC)  in the north Kyiv region, March 28, 2022.REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Wrecks of Russian Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) in the north Kyiv region, March 28, 2022.REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Wrecks of Russian Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) in the north Kyiv region, March 28, 2022.REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Ukrainian servicemen are seen next to a destroyed armored vehicle, which they said belongs to the Russian army, outside Kharkiv, February 24. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Ukrainian servicemen are seen next to a destroyed armored vehicle, which they said belongs to the Russian army, outside Kharkiv, February 24. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Ukrainian servicemen are seen next to a destroyed armored vehicle, which they said belongs to the Russian army, outside Kharkiv, February 24. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A wreck of a Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 28. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A wreck of a Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 28. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A wreck of a Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) on the front line in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, March 28. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian tank is seen beside a house in Dmytrivka village, west of Kyiv, April 1. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A destroyed Russian tank is seen beside a house in Dmytrivka village, west of Kyiv, April 1. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A destroyed Russian tank is seen beside a house in Dmytrivka village, west of Kyiv, April 1. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A Ukrainian service member stands next to destroyed Russian military vehicles in the village of Dmytrivka in Kyiv region, April 1.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian service member stands next to destroyed Russian military vehicles in the village of Dmytrivka in Kyiv region, April 1.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian service member stands next to destroyed Russian military vehicles in the village of Dmytrivka in Kyiv region, April 1.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko
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An interior view shows a destroyed Russian Army all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle Tigr-M (Tiger) on a road in Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 28. REUTERS/Vitaliy Gnidyi

An interior view shows a destroyed Russian Army all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle Tigr-M (Tiger) on a road in Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 28. REUTERS/Vitaliy Gnidyi

An interior view shows a destroyed Russian Army all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle Tigr-M (Tiger) on a road in Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 28. REUTERS/Vitaliy Gnidyi
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The wreck of a Russian tank is seen in the village of Lukyanivka outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 27. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The wreck of a Russian tank is seen in the village of Lukyanivka outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 27. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The wreck of a Russian tank is seen in the village of Lukyanivka outside Kyiv, Ukraine, March 27. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A Ukrainian soldier looks at part of a destroyed Russian military vehicle, in the village of Husarivka, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, April 14. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A Ukrainian soldier looks at part of a destroyed Russian military vehicle, in the village of Husarivka, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, April 14. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A Ukrainian soldier looks at part of a destroyed Russian military vehicle, in the village of Husarivka, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, April 14. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles are seen dumped in Bucha, Ukraine, May 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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