The Ukraine are no longer short of scrap metal as they will turn all Russian military vehicles into money by scrapping the lot.
The Ukrainian Association of Secondary Metals (UAVtormet) are currently starting to process military equipment abandoned by Russian forces into valuable scrap metal.
“The total combat losses of the enemy from February 24 to March 17 were approximately 14,000 personnel, some 444 tanks, some 1,435 armored vehicles, some 201 artillery systems, some 72 multiple launch missile systems, some 43 air defense systems, some 88 aircraft, some 108 helicopters, some 864 vehicles, some 60 storage tanks with fuel and lubricants, some 11 UAVs of tactical level, ten units of special equipment,” the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said.
“We have global experience in the processing of military equipment and are already studying processing technologies that will be presented to members and partners of our association,” the Association said on Wednesday.
UAVtormet company’s website on Facebook provides information about a German company engaged in the disposal of military equipment, which provides a link to the ICTV channel and an interview, titled “Russian tanks for scrap! Is it possible to make money on enemy equipment?
“Is it possible to sell an enemy tank for scrap?”
Board Chairman of Interpipe Vtormet scrap processing company Valentyn Makarenko said there is a shortage of scrap metal in Ukraine, but now scrap supplies have increased thanks to the Russians.
“We will deal with it, we will recycle it! This is the product we need,” Makarenko said, noting that serviceable equipment in the form of a tank, armored personnel carrier or other equipment is a military trophy. But if it is unusable, then it is considered scrap metal.
Individuals can return tank and other used equipment as scrap metal and receive money for it, before the war, the rate was UAH 9,000 per tonne.