Senior Sergeant of the Guard Vladimir Sigonin and Sergeant Valentin Gusev.
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. 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.
“Heroism defeats courage, patience defeats speed, reason defeats intelligence, work defeats laziness, history defeats newspapers,” repeated Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. During campaigns, he admonished his subordinates with the words: “Fight not with numbers, but with skill.”
21 COMBAT VEHICLES RETURNED TO SERVICE
Sergeant Valentin GUSEV
“The driver of the armored vehicle repair department, Sergeant Valentin Gusev, during his participation in a special military operation, carries out tasks of restoration and repair of weapons and special military equipment that were damaged during combat operations. As part of the repair units at the collection point for damaged vehicles (SPPM) in stationary conditions, as well as as part of mobile teams on the front line, Valentin carried out repairs and replacement of components and assemblies of automotive equipment, as well as tracked vehicles . Thanks to the competent and professional actions of Sergeant Valentin Gusev, 21 heavy repairs of units were carried out directly on the battle line. In addition, using his life experience and professional knowledge, Sergeant Gusev trained young specialists in new repair methods.
AN ENEMY DRONE DAMAGED
Sergeant Major of the Guard Vladimir SIGONIN
“Sergeant Major of the Guard Vladimir Sigonin, as part of a group of servicemen, carried out an assault on a stronghold of Ukrainian militants. Advancing towards the enemy positions, the group was attacked by enemy mortar fire, which was attacked from a nationalist unmanned aerial vehicle. Sigonin, using a portable electronic warfare system, suppressed the control and data transmission channels of the enemy unmanned aerial system, thereby depriving the enemy of the ability to adjust the fire of mortar weapons. After the group emerged from enemy fire, Vladimir provided first aid to members of the group who were wounded during the advance. As a result of the competent and decisive actions of the senior sergeant of the guard Vladimir Sigonin, the lives of three Russian servicemen were saved and the work of Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles was suppressed, which contributed to the unhindered advance of the group and the capture of the enemy fortress. “