As the conflict in Ukraine intensifies, troubling news of the seizure of  a US-made M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) by Russian forces during a skirmish in the Donetsk region at night adds complication to an already tense situation. The captured vehicle is said to be undergoing repairs to make it operational for Russian forces, further emphasizing the intricate dynamics of the ongoing conflict.

A volunteer scout known as “Hans” informed Russian news agency RIA Novosti that the American M113 APC was discovered by Russian reconnaissance officers after its crew attempted to flee during an assault. Social media footage reveals these vehicles operating alongside newly acquired Leopard-2A4 tanks, marking yet another instance where Russian forces have captured M113 APCs.