Glasnost Gone

January 14th 2018, in Luhansk region of Ukraine. A Russian led soldier, wearing Russian style military uniform, is giving a talk about medical equipment. Posted on YouTube by the Russian News Front channel, these are two screen grabs, from a video by the Russian controlled, Luhansk People’s Republic.

Russian Army Ural Truck 1 (2)

Behind the tables, we can see a Russian, military cargo truck. This is either the Ural 43206, which is 4 wheel drive, or the 4320, which has 6 wheels. These all terrain vehicles, are the mass produced workhorses of the Russian army, with variations carrying anything from Grad rocket systems, to ambulances.

The trucks good condition and amble tread on the tyres, suggest it’s a relatively new one.
If you now take a glance at the picture below, you’ll see a 43206 Ural truck, from Russia’s, 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division. Note the military markings on the drivers door.

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