Next stop Liepāja for destroyed Russian tank

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From Monday, March 27, in Liepāja, on the promenade at the end of Celtnieku street, the destroyed T-72B tank of the Russian occupation forces in Ukraine is on view to the general public.

As previously reported by LSM, it has already been on display in Rīga in front of the Russian embassy.

The tank was destroyed by Ukrainian defenders in the Bucha region on March 31, 2022. Ukrainian armed forces managed to neutralize the tank using a cumulative charge, hitting the tank's ammunition compartment, which caused an explosion and fire.

The destroyed tank is now an exhibit of the National Military History Museum of Ukraine, for which the Latvian War Museum has signed a contract to display it. It is planned that the destroyed tank of the occupiers will be placed for viewing in other Latvian cities as well.

Since the beginning of the war, Latvian state support for defenders of Ukraine has reached 1.14% of Latvia's gross domestic product, or 498 million euros, ranking the country among the leading supporters of Ukraine's brave defense against Russian aggression. This year Latvia will train 2,000 Ukrainian armed forces soldiers, twice as many as last year.

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