You can no longer find basic components that are manufactured abroad due to sanctions against Russia. And so on Uralvagonzavod, the historic factory of tanks and armored vehicles was forced to stop production. This was stated by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and press sources in Ukraine. Obviously, there is no confirmation from Russia. Certainly, however, it is Huge industrial complexlocated in Nizhny Tagil, in the Urals, which can only have significant repercussions due to the strict isolation of the Russian Federation. Until recently, the city was considered a kind of Putingrad due to the strong support of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who visited the factory in 2018.
It was Uralvagonzavod, which had 30,000 employees last year Included in the European Union’s list of Russian companies subject to sanctions Because “the T-72B3 tanks delivered by Uralvagonzavod to the Russian Armed Forces were used by Russia during the illegal invasion of Ukraine in 2022.”
Its origin goes back to 1931, when it was established on the basis of the second five-year plan of the Soviet leadership. During the Second World War, it became the main center for the development and production of armored vehicles for the Red Army and made a significant contribution to the production of the T-34 tank, 25,266 units were built, the use of which played a decisive role in the final victory over the Nazi forces. In the second half of the last century, until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it continued to produce tanks for the Red Army, as well as for countries allied with the Warsaw Pact, and then even today for the Russian Federation.
In order to conquer Ukraine, the Russian army made extensive use of armored vehicles. Nevertheless, the Ukrainian forces managed to neutralize and destroy a large number of them: according to data published on the Oryx website by a group of Dutch military analysts, At least 1,423 armored vehicles, including 263 tanks and 262 troop transport vehicles. Recognizing the lack of spare parts, the Ukrainian forces also tend to take back all Russian armored vehicles that have been decommissioned, so that they cannot be recovered and used to repair others. With Uralvagonzavod still holding them back, it can be difficult to get them back.
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