Destroyed Russian tank now enhances view from Russian embassy in Rīga

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Any Russian diplomats (or spies) who have got tired of the view of a death's head Putin from their embassy windows will no doubt be delighted that they now have a new sight to while away the hours between justifications of genocide and the spreading of gonzo propaganda.  

As of February 24, Kronvalda Park, directly across the road from the Russian embassy's address on Ukrainian Independence Street  will host ​​a Russian T-72B tank destroyed by the Ukrainian army, to provide diversion and pause for reflection to diplomats and non-diplomats alike.

The tank was comprehensively uncorked by Ukrainian defenders in the Bucha region on March 31, 2022 and instantly transformed into either scrap metal or sculpture, according to your aesthetic preferences.

According to Ukrainian estimates, nearly 3,400 Russian tanks have been destroyed during the twelve months since Russia's invasion.

The exhibition of the destroyed tank of the Russian army will be opened by Minister of Defense Ināra Mūrniece, Ambassador of Ukraine to Latvia Oleksandrs Mischenko, and other invited guests. The event will be public, available to anyone interested.

The tank is an exhibit of the National Museum of Military History of Ukraine, the exhibition of which has been contracted by the Latvian War Museum. The deactivated weapon of Russia's war will be on display until March 26.

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