FILE PHOTO: A Ukrainian service member drives a captured Russian T-72 tank, in the recently liberated village of Lukianivka, in Kyiv region, Ukraine March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko/File Photo

According to British intelligence services, Russia has problems protecting its main battle tanks in the war of aggression against Ukraine. The severe damage to many Russian vehicles in Ukraine is most likely related to the fact that the tanks are not well enough protected with so-called reactive armor, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defense in London on Thursday.

According to the information, such protective covers can protect tanks from damage in the event of a fire.

The secret services therefore assume that many Russian troops are not sufficiently trained in handling such protective covers. That’s why they aren’t attached to the tanks at all – or at least not in such a way that they could deter explosive projectiles.