A Ukrainian tanker with the call sign “Kochevnyk” [K-2 battalion, 54 separate mechanized brigade] contacted the developers of russian tanks and complained about the quality of the equipment. A video of a telephone conversation was published by Militarnyi Videonews.censor.net].
The Ukrainian officer complained that the tank’s engine “spits out oil” and “the compressor does not work.” “I am the commander of the armored group. A new tank, but the problem is that we simply cannot operate it. It is impossible to fight on it,” Kochevnyk complained.
In response to this, the representative of “Uralvagonzavod” promised to discuss these problems in the design office “on Tuesday.” He also said that he would contact the manufacturer of tank engines in Chelyabinsk.