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Footage suggests first recorded use of Russian UGV in Ukraine

13th April 2022 - 16:30 GMT | by Alex Orlov in Helsinki


A still from the video apparently showing the Uran-6 in Ukraine. (Image: Russian MoD)

The most proven and combat-ready uncrewed ground vehicle (UGV) in the Russian army's possession has reportedly appeared on a Ukraine battlefield.

Footage has emerged that seemingly shows Russian military sappers operating a Uran-6 UGV in an unknown location somewhere in the Luhansk region.

On 1 April, a source claiming to be the press service of the self-proclaimed 'Luhansk People’s Republic' released a video of the Uran-6 in the first recorded use of the UGV in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and the third known combat deployment for the system.

The Uran-6 was publicly unveiled in December 2014. In the following eight years, it has seen service in Syria in 2016 and the Nagorno-Karabak region in 2020.

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Alex Orlov


Alex Orlov

Alex Orlov is a freelance journalist based in Helsinki.

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