NewsElectric scooters on the front line: Unusual demand in Ukraine conflict

Electric scooters on the front line: Unusual demand in Ukraine conflict

Russian soldiers on electric scooters
Russian soldiers on electric scooters
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Mateusz Czmiel

29 June 2024 15:12

Maxim Ivanov, a deputy of the State Duma from the "United Russia" faction, proposed sending "additional electric scooters to the war in Ukraine." It turns out that one of the platoons is already utilising such a solution.

Ivanov shared his idea on Telegram. "By communicating directly with the participants of the special operation and the commanders of military units, I learn interesting, sometimes unobvious details from the life of the military," he begins his post.

Electric scooters for soldiers

"It turns out that there is a demand for electric scooters in some places on the front line. A commander requested several such equipment for the platoon of grenade launchers to move quietly between positions," he adds.

The unit responsible for mining reportedly made a similar request. One soldier claimed he could load up to four anti-tank mines onto such a scooter.

The deputy of "United Russia" attached a photo to the post, showing what is likely a warehouse of old devices in Yekaterinburg. "To put it mildly, there is an excess of scooters. I thought about it. Wouldn't it be advisable to send some of this equipment to the boys?"

Ivanov promised to "discuss this topic with colleagues from the State Duma," after which he will make a corresponding request to "leading services."

Thousands of confiscated equipment

Earlier, the director of the Federal Bailiff Service of the Russian Federation (FSPP), Dmitry Aristov, informed that the FSPP transferred more than 190,000 units of property confiscated from Russians to the Ministry of Defence to send to war. The transferred items include cars, boats, construction and computer equipment, timber, tobacco products, etc. The courts confiscated this property from citizens for their criminal and administrative offences.

In May, a bill on transferring confiscated firearms to the military was submitted to the State Duma. Co-author of the document, Andrei Turchak, said such firearms would also be sent to Ukraine. A little later, the governor of the Komi Republic, Vladimir Uyba, called on residents to "hand over personal weapons to the Russian army to help repel drone attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine."

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