T-90A tanks reportedly spotted in Ukraine

Ukraine Today is reporting that T-90A tanks have been identified operating near Luhansk in east Ukraine.  If true, this would be evidence of Russian involvement in the fighting in Donbas.  According to the article, Ukrainian activists on August 14-15 published photos of the Russian armor on their facebook page.

Frankly, we are not experts on modern Russian armor so we will leave it to others to correctly identify the exact model of the vehicles in these images.  We are not vouching for the accuracy of this article, however we thought it was news worthy and will let the reader make up their own mind.  Tank and AFV News is an apolitical site.  We do not take any stance in regards to the situation in Ukraine, we are only interested in reporting on news relating directly to tanks and AFVs.  Please be advised that comments of a political nature will not be approved.

Russian T90A tanks conduct drills near Ukraine border

International Business Times is reporting that the Russian military conducted drills earlier this week with dozens of modern T-90A tanks in Russia’s Krasnodar region, located south of the border it shares with Ukraine.. The training exercise was the latest instance of Russian military activity that has caused tension with government leaders in Ukraine and the West.  The T-90A is sometimes referred to as the  T-90 “Vladimir” and differs from the original production T-90 in that it has a welded turret. Russian tank crews drove through mud and fired shells for target practice according to Ukraine Today.