A video of a tank with Greece’s insignia was uploaded on TikTok claiming that it was operating on the frontline in Ukraine.
The Greek infantry fighting vehicle BMP-1 is apparently among the 160 Soviet-made tanks that Greece donated to Ukraine to fight the invading Russian forces.
Looks that the donated Greek BMP-1 already are in Ukraine and operate to the frontline! pic.twitter.com/I8Njco2noe
— Info Warrior (@InfoWarriorNews) October 1, 2022
It is unclear where the footage was taken, but the Info Warrior account claims the Greek tank operates on the frontline.
On Saturday, Russia withdrew its troops from the strategic Ukrainian town of Lyman in a move seen as a significant setback for its campaign in the east.
The retreat came amid fears thousands of soldiers would be encircled in the town, Russia’s defense ministry said.
Recapturing Lyman is of strategic significance for Ukraine, as the town had been used as a logistics hub by Russia and could give Ukrainian troops access to more territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Video footage shared online showed Ukrainian soldiers waving their national flag on the outskirts of the town.
Greece has sent more than 160 tanks to Ukraine
Greece, which, along with its NATO allies, has sided with Ukraine in the war with Russia, announced in September it would send an additional forty of its Soviet-built BMP-1 IFVs to Ukraine.
The announcement was made after Athens reached a deal with Germany according to which it would receive the same number of the more modern forty Marder IFVs from Berlin.
The agreement between Greek National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and his German counterpart Christine Lambrecht follows the decision of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to support Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s continued aggression.
Greece has already provided Ukraine with military equipment. Until May it had already sent:
122 BMP-1s and their ammunition
15,000 73-mm rockets
2100 122-mm rockets
20,000 AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifles
3,200,000 7.62-mm cartridges
60 FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS
17,000 155-mm artillery missiles
1,100 RPG-18 anti-tank missiles