At the beginning of May 2023, Russian media shared a flurry of videos from salt mines near Soledar. The videos showcased a captured weapons storage depot said to be inside part of the mine complex which was recently captured by Russian private military contractor unit Wagner. In this video we’ll look at the videos to see what weapon systems were captured at the depot. The weapons largely appear to be damaged or obsolescent.
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