Ukraine LIVE: Putin dealt heavy blow as Germany and NATO agree to donate 200 tanks

The UK Defense Ministry daily intelligence report has suggested Russia is been working on preparing the new T-14 main battle tanks for its first deployment in the war against Ukraine. The briefing reads: “In recent months, deployed Russian forces were reluctant to accept the first tranche of T-14 allocated to them because the vehicles were in such poor condition.

“It is unclear exactly what aspects of the vehicles prompted this reaction, but within the last three years, Russian officials have publicly described problems with the T-14’s engine and thermal imaging systems.”