Child taken to first day of school in BMP-1

Yahoo news has posted an amusing story about a father who took his son to his first day of school in a BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle.  The father and son live in the Donstsk in south-eastern Ukraine.  As might be guessed, the boy and his father were a big hit with the other school children, who clambered all over the vehicle for pictures.  Parent Vitaly Dolgorukova said: ‘It’s not unusual to see tanks around here but I’ve never seen one doing the school run before, I thought it was a really fun idea that took away the nerves of a lot of the new kids.’ The boy’s father, the tank commander, is believed to be a member of a Russian-backed separatist militia.

Pic shows: Kid arriving  in thank at school in the first day. The first day at school proved particularly unforgettable for one Ukrainian lad after his dad took him there in a tank. The unnamed little boy had apparently been nervous about turning up for his first day at a new school in the city of Donetsk in south-eastern Ukraine. But all nerves vanished after his dad drove him there in style on a tank, in a stunt that instantly made him popular with all his new school friends. Pictures of kids clambering over the tank, rushing up to touch it and chatting to the tank commander, the boy's dad, were widely circulated and proved it was extremely popular. The dad is a soldier in the Ukraine and most likely one of the Russian-backed separatists who are carrying out the defence of Donetsk, a city which has seen frequent fighting despite a supposed ceasefire being in place. Parent Vitaly Dolgorukova said: "It's not unusual to see tanks around here but I've never seen one doing the school run before, I thought it was a really fun idea that took away the nerves of a lot of the new kids." (ends)

Pic shows: Kid arriving  in thank at school in the first day. The first day at school proved particularly unforgettable for one Ukrainian lad after his dad took him there in a tank. The unnamed little boy had apparently been nervous about turning up for his first day at a new school in the city of Donetsk in south-eastern Ukraine. But all nerves vanished after his dad drove him there in style on a tank, in a stunt that instantly made him popular with all his new school friends. Pictures of kids clambering over the tank, rushing up to touch it and chatting to the tank commander, the boy's dad, were widely circulated and proved it was extremely popular. The dad is a soldier in the Ukraine and most likely one of the Russian-backed separatists who are carrying out the defence of Donetsk, a city which has seen frequent fighting despite a supposed ceasefire being in place. Parent Vitaly Dolgorukova said: "It's not unusual to see tanks around here but I've never seen one doing the school run before, I thought it was a really fun idea that took away the nerves of a lot of the new kids." (ends)

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