Kremlin claims Russia has become the world leader in the number of tanks

Russia topped the world ranking in terms of the number of modern armored and motor vehicles used for troops, as well as rocket and artillery weapons, reported RIA Novosti news agency citing the deputy minister of defense Dmitry Bulgakov.

"Over the past five years, our country during the rearmament of the troops has put into operation more than 25 thousand units of new armored and motor vehicles. Four thousand modern missile and artillery weapons have also been added," Bulgakov stated.

Bulgakov claims that, according to expert agencies reviews, in 2017 Russia has taken the lead in world rating in the number of tanks.

According to the General, more than 80 prototypes of modern technology equipment have been received by the Russian Armed Forces.

  Russia, Russian weapons