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externalUK intelligence: prestigious Russian army unit severely degraded in Kharkiv counteroffensive.

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September 13, 2022 9:46 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Russia's 1st Guards Tank Army – designated to protect Moscow in case of attack and lead counterattacks against NATO countries – took part in the chaotic retreat from Kharkiv Oblast, the U.K.'s Defense Intelligence said in its daily briefing. According to the report, the losses suffered by the 1st Guards Tank Army, along with other units in Russia's Western Military District, will "take years to rebuild".

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