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Ukraine's recaptured towns strewn with destroyed, abandoned Russian equipment

Anna Sachek, 18, a volunteer, who said she is collecting souvenirs, crawls inside a destroyed Russian armoured vehicle, in the recently liberated town of Izium, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 27. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anna Sachek, 18, a volunteer, who said she is collecting souvenirs, crawls inside a destroyed Russian armoured vehicle, in the recently liberated town of Izium, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 27. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Anna Sachek, 18, a volunteer, who said she is collecting souvenirs, crawls inside a destroyed Russian armoured vehicle, in the recently liberated town of Izium, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 27. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A Ukrainian serviceman examines anti tanks mines near a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the town of Izium, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 24.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman examines anti tanks mines near a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the town of Izium, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 24.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman examines anti tanks mines near a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the town of Izium, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 24.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A cat sits near shells for a RPG-7 grenade launcher at a former position of Russian troops in the village of Velyka Komyshuvakha, recently liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

A cat sits near shells for a RPG-7 grenade launcher at a former position of Russian troops in the village of Velyka Komyshuvakha, recently liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

A cat sits near shells for a RPG-7 grenade launcher at a former position of Russian troops in the village of Velyka Komyshuvakha, recently liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak
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A view shows a packet marked with the 'Z' symbol and with an inscription reading "We don't leave our own" at a garbage dump in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A view shows a packet marked with the 'Z' symbol and with an inscription reading "We don't leave our own" at a garbage dump in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 15....more

A view shows a packet marked with the 'Z' symbol and with an inscription reading "We don't leave our own" at a garbage dump in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Vitali Orlov looks at a Russian multiple rocket launch system at his destroyed farm in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Vitali Orlov looks at a Russian multiple rocket launch system at his destroyed farm in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Vitali Orlov looks at a Russian multiple rocket launch system at his destroyed farm in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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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, 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, 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, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian tank near the village of Dolyna in Kharkiv region, September 23.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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

A destroyed Russian tank near the village of Dolyna in Kharkiv region, September 23.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Russian anti-tank mines lie on the ground near the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 24.  
  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russian anti-tank mines lie on the ground near the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russian anti-tank mines lie on the ground near the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Ukrainian servicemen load a destroyed Russian tank at a truck in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian servicemen load a destroyed Russian tank at a truck in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian servicemen load a destroyed Russian tank at a truck in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Russian military dry ration is seen near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, September 14.  
 REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russian military dry ration is seen near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russian military dry ration is seen near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle near the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle near the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle near the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 24.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Russian self-propelled howitzer destroyed during a counteroffensive operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14.  
  Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A Russian self-propelled howitzer destroyed during a counteroffensive operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A Russian self-propelled howitzer destroyed during a counteroffensive operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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Russia artillery shells captured by the Ukrainian Armed Forces during counteroffensive operation, near the town of Izium September 14.     Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Russia artillery shells captured by the Ukrainian Armed Forces during counteroffensive operation, near the town of Izium September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed...more

Russia artillery shells captured by the Ukrainian Armed Forces during counteroffensive operation, near the town of Izium September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A local resident Olena Kushnir looks at shells near her destroyed house, in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A local resident Olena Kushnir looks at shells near her destroyed house, in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A local resident Olena Kushnir looks at shells near her destroyed house, in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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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, 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, 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, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Cartridges are seen near a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Cartridges are seen near a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Cartridges are seen near a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers destroyed during a counteroffensive operation of the Ukrainian armed forces near the town of Izium in Kharkiv region, September 14.   

Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers destroyed during a counteroffensive operation of the Ukrainian armed forces near the town of Izium in Kharkiv region, September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar...more

Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers destroyed during a counteroffensive operation of the Ukrainian armed forces near the town of Izium in Kharkiv region, September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A local resident rides a scooter near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A local resident rides a scooter near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A local resident rides a scooter near a destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle in Kharkiv region, September 13. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle in Kharkiv region, September 13. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle in Kharkiv region, September 13. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A destroyed Russian military vehicle in the town of Izium, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian military vehicle in the town of Izium, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian military vehicle in the town of Izium, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian service member checks Russia artillery shells captured during a counteroffensive operation near the town of Izium, September 14.   Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A Ukrainian service member checks Russia artillery shells captured during a counteroffensive operation near the town of Izium, September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian...more

A Ukrainian service member checks Russia artillery shells captured during a counteroffensive operation near the town of Izium, September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) near the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Russian 2K22 Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft system damaged by Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 13.    Press Service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A Russian 2K22 Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft system damaged by Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 13. Press Service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A Russian 2K22 Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft system damaged by Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 13. Press Service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A view of Russian tanks captured by Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 13.   Press Service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A view of Russian tanks captured by Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 13. Press Service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A view of Russian tanks captured by Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 13. Press Service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A turret of a Russian tank destroyed during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 14.   Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A turret of a Russian tank destroyed during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 14. Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A turret of a Russian tank destroyed during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 14. Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A destroyed Russian tank is seen in the town of Izium, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank is seen in the town of Izium, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank is seen in the town of Izium, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A view shows empty ammunition boxes near a destroyed house in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A view shows empty ammunition boxes near a destroyed house in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A view shows empty ammunition boxes near a destroyed house in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 15.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers destroyed during a counteroffensive operation near the town of Izium, September 14.   Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers destroyed during a counteroffensive operation near the town of Izium, September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers destroyed during a counteroffensive operation near the town of Izium, September 14. Iryna Rybakova/Press Service of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A Ukrainian service member inspects a Russian tank destroyed during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 14.   Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A Ukrainian service member inspects a Russian tank destroyed during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 14. Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A Ukrainian service member inspects a Russian tank destroyed during a counteroffensive operation in Kharkiv region, September 14. Press Service of the 30th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
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A destroyed Russian tank and a military vehicle in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank and a military vehicle in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A destroyed Russian tank and a military vehicle in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, September 14. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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