Image ID 2J6Y4XR T-90M Proryv tank heads for Red Square during rehearsal for 'Victory Day' parade 04052022 CREDIT Nikolay Vinokurov,Alamy Stock Photo.jpg
A T-90M Proryv tank heading for Red Square during rehearsal for 'Victory Day' parade in Moscow (Picture: Nikolay Vinokurov/Alamy Stock Photo).
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One of Russia's most advanced tanks has been destroyed, MOD intelligence suggests

Approximately 100 T-90M tanks are currently in service among Russia's best-equipped units, including those fighting in Ukraine.

Image ID 2J6Y4XR T-90M Proryv tank heads for Red Square during rehearsal for 'Victory Day' parade 04052022 CREDIT Nikolay Vinokurov,Alamy Stock Photo.jpg
A T-90M Proryv tank heading for Red Square during rehearsal for 'Victory Day' parade in Moscow (Picture: Nikolay Vinokurov/Alamy Stock Photo).

At least one T-90M, Russia's most advanced tank, has been destroyed in fighting, according to Ministry of Defence (MOD) intelligence. 

The conflict in Ukraine is taking a heavy toll on some of Russia's most capable units and most advanced capabilities, the ministry said.

The MOD adds that it will take considerable time and expense for Russia to reconstitute its armed forces following the current conflict.

The T-90M tank was introduced in 2016 and includes improved armour, an upgraded gun and enhanced satellite navigation systems.

Approximately 100 T-90M tanks are currently in service amongst Russia's best-equipped units, including those fighting in Ukraine.

According to the MOD the system's upgraded armour, designed to counter anti-tank weaponry, remains vulnerable if unsupported by other force elements.

The Kyiv Independent Defence reporter Illia Ponomarenko posted to Twitter a closer look at the reportedly Russian T-90M tank, that was hunted down near Kharkiv, Ukraine.