Hundreds of Abandoned Tanks Photographed at Secret Ukrainian Site

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Photo: Patvel Itkin for Caters News Agency
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The photo above may seem like a screenshot from the latest war game, but we’re assuring this is as real as possible. The image shows hundreds of tanks being left to rust in Ukraine.
The machines are kept is a well-guarded location situated in the city of Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna region, only 20 miles away from the Russian border. This used to be a tank repair facility, which, in its golden (back in the 1960s and 1970s) era could fix over 60 tanks and 55 engines each month.

Nonetheless, the site’s activity was dramatically reduced after the Soviet Union fell in 1991 - Ukraine had gained its independence and these tanks were no longer seen as a priority. Still, the site wasn’t officially put off the map. In fact, there are a few mechanics who continue to service modern tanks there.

The photos were made by Patvel Itkin, an 18-year-old photographers who spent months tracking down the site after hearing some rumors about it. He found a way around the serious security at the site and snapped quite a lot of photos.

The site holds over 400 abandoned tanks and it’s difficult not to think that Ukraine could use some extra power these days when the Russians are threatening to take over the country.

Via: The Daily Mail
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