In the first days of the war, Russian tanks were seen in social media footage traveling through Obolonskyi—just 5 miles from central Kyiv.
Bellingcat investigators also geolocated a Russian armored column in March outside Brovary, an eastern suburb of Kyiv, which was Ukrainian forces attacked in an ambush.
They were repelled. Now, the rusted tanks and armored vehicles sit defeated in the city’s central Saint Michaels Square.
Yaroslav Trofimov, The Wall Street Journal‘s chief foreign-affairs correspondent, on Sunday tweeted pictures of people posing with the exhibited tanks. “On day 88 of the war, Russian tanks have finally entered Kyiv,” he noted.
Pictures showed people looking at the tanks, taking photos alongside them and even climbing on top of one of them.
Photos also showed pet goats, named Zita and Myra, had taken an interest in one of the tanks and were seen examining the destroyed vehicle in numerous photos.