UK Confirms Challenger 2 Tank's Destruction, Says Not Planning to Send Replacement
07:37 GMT 06.09.2023 (Updated: 09:33 GMT 06.09.2023)
© SputnikA destroyed tank of the Ukrainian armed forces in the Russian special operation zone in Ukraine. File photo
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed on Wednesday that a UK Challenger 2 battle tank had been destroyed by Russian forces in the military operation zone, adding that London is not going to send a new tank as a replacement.
On Tuesday, Vladimir Rogov, a senior official of the Zaporozhye regional administration, said that a UK Challenger 2 battle tank had been destroyed in combat between the Russian and Ukrainian forces in the Zaporozhye region, adding that the incident is believed to be the first in the model's nearly 30 years of being in service.
"I can confirm, that is correct. It may be the first loss as far as we are aware," Shapps told media.
When asked if London will send a replacement, the minister answered in the negative.