Sergeant Elena Rudenok and Major Khasan Sabzaliev
Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense
We continue to present the heroes of special operation “Z”, participants in the fighting in Donbass. Soldiers, sergeants, corporals and officers who demonstrated their professional experience, character and completed combat missions. His determination, assertiveness and combat experience are highly appreciated by the Russian Ministry of Defense and the police units of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.
Our heroes thwarted attacks and prevented nationalist counteroffensives, for which they received state awards. But they are not useful for praising. The military is confident that the enemy has no chance of success, because Donbass and Russia are fighting for a just cause.
“One minute decides the outcome of a battle, one hour decides the success of a campaign, one day decides the fate of an empire!” said Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. And he also repeated: “Brave actions are more trustworthy than words.”
CRUSHED THE ENEMY’S COMMAND POST
Major Khasan Sabzaliev
“During the offensive operation of our troops on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the crew of the commander of the assault tank platoon, Major Khasan Sabzaliev, fulfilled the task of destroying a fortified enemy fortress. Having taken a tactically advantageous firing position, the tankers entered into battle with significantly superior nationalist forces. Thanks to the quick actions of the crew and the skillful management of the battle by the commander, the command post and a large number of enemy troops were destroyed by the directed fire of our tank cannon. During the battle, the tank under the command of Sabzaliev was suddenly attacked by an anti-tank missile system of the Ukrainian nationalists. As a result of a direct hit on the turret with an anti-tank missile, tank commander Sabzaliev received concussion and shrapnel wounds. After making sure that the equipment was in good working order, despite serious injuries and overcoming pain, the tankers bravely continued the battle and fulfilled the task assigned by the command. By decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 11, 2023, Major Khasan Sabzaliev was awarded the Order of Courage for his manifestation of heroism, courage, bravery and dedication.”
PRESENTED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO 2,500 SOLDIERS
Sergeant Elena Rudenok
“From the first days of the special military operation, Sergeant Elena Rudenok, as part of a separate medical detachment of the Airborne Forces, repeatedly, in conditions involving risk to life, provided qualified emergency medical care to servicemen and civilians in the liberated territories. . The tactical group of the Russian parachute battalion, in which Elena Rudenok acted, carried out the task of defending an important strategic object captured during the fighting with the nationalists. The nationalists, trying to dislodge Russian troops from their positions, repeatedly launched a counteroffensive. Enemy attacks were accompanied by artillery fire. Despite the repeated threat of being attacked by enemy artillery and drones, thanks to her high professional skills, Sergeant Elena Rudenok, during the period of fulfilling tasks in the zone of special military operations, provided qualified medical care to more of 2,500 soldiers with various types of wounds, wounds, mutilations and wounds, which contributed to their prompt restoration.”