It had been removed from internet, but I kept a copy of course... :D.
These are the T-72B tanks shown in this movie:
They have VERY similar features as the tanks found at the Golovinka base:
But since these Golovinka photos have been uploaded on Oct 26th, the tanks have very likely been flown in LATER than August 24th. They may very well have been the replacement of the invasion-force.
Nevertheless, we are able to connect The Golovinka-base with the invasion.
This video from July 30th shows MSTAs on loaders driving towards Taganrog:
This Google Streetview screenshot shows from which location this video was taken:
Google maps link.
Later they have been spotted in Novoazovsk:
Busted! Same Russian MSTA seen in Russian Rostov and Ukrainian Novoazovsk http://t.co/cM3ikkLowx via @5urpher pic.twitter.com/w6g0BO2fpOThis video from Sept 5th shows the MSTAs in Ukraine, Novoazovsk:
— Ukraine@war (@DajeyPetros) December 14, 2014
In this article ursus-globalis has correctly proven that these are the same MSTAs.
The question is, where have they been between July 30th and Sept 5th? More than a month
The answer is at the Golovinka base of course:
Now lets go back to the 'invasion-force' video. At 00:29 the cameraman walks to the back of the tank and VERY briefly films two MSTAs on the back. At 00:52 he films them again and at 1:40 we can see them a little bit from the sides.
In the Aljazeera-video the MSTAs are also filmed on the back at 00:19.
When we put all of them together in one collage, it looks like this:
Most important feature of the MSTAs in both videos is that the left side is lighter than the dark side. In other words: they have the same (distinguished) camouflage pattern.
But also the glimps we get from the sides indicate these are from the same batch:
At the back on the side they also have the lighter color.
Just for comparison look at the Golovinka photo above again: the (later) MSTAs there have a uniform dark color...
And when Googling for MSTA we see a enormous variety of patterns.
Which means this typical set (with a light left back side) was unique for the occasion.
The Aljazeera-reporter also mentions that they had seen "11 tanks, 2 APCs, 1 MLRS and several artillery pieces". In the video four MSTAs can be seen.
The now removed invasion-force video with 100+ vehicles, which was published at that time seems to be authentic! Very likely it was filmed at the Golovinka base when the whole bunch was still together waiting for the final order to start moving towards the border.
They might have split up in batches of course. Some had to go here, some had to go there. Golovinka is just the stepping stone towards the Russian camps closer to the border.
At some point some units ended up in Novoazovsk and where filmed by Aljazeera. Other had gone to Ilovaisk to defeat the volunteer battalions there.
And remember: all this happened while the whole world was watching Putins first white truck charade far away at Russian Donetsk...
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