“Komsomolskaya Pravda” continues to introduce readers to the heroes of special operation “Z”
Photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN
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 good for receiving praise and rewards. The military is confident that the enemy has no chance of success, because Donbass and Russia are fighting for a just cause.
“The head does not wait for the tail, it will always come in due time,” said Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. And he also repeated: “Heroism defeats courage, patience defeats speed, reason defeats intelligence, work defeats laziness, history defeats newspapers…”
Corporal Andrei Bugrimov
Corporal Andrei BUGRIMOV
“During the liberation of the settlement from Ukrainian armed formations, Corporal Andrey Bugrimov fulfilled the task of discovering fortified enemy positions and the location of their weapons and equipment. Going deeper into the defense of the militants, Andrei discovered a disguised enemy stronghold. Secretly approaching the minimum distance to the defense line of the Ukrainian militants, Bugrimov transmitted coordinates and target designations to the checkpoint, and then adjusted the fire of a Russian tank firing from an indirect firing position. During the battle, Andrei quickly discovered pockets of militant resistance, the location of their weapons and armored vehicles, and quickly redirected Russian tank fire there. Thanks to Bugrimov’s professional and competent actions, a lightly armored vehicle, three anti-tank guided missile installations, a machine gun crew and up to twenty enemy personnel were destroyed. As a result of the precise fire adjustments carried out by Corporal Andrei Bugrimov, the Russian tank crews drove the enemy out of their defensive positions and inflicted significant losses in personnel and equipment.”
HE CONVINCED THE ENEMY TO LAY DOWN THE ARMS
Corporal Vasili Changa
Corporal Vasili CHANGA
“During a special military operation, Corporal Vasily Chang’s mortar team carried out combat missions to provide fire support to Russian motorized rifle units. The enemy, with superior forces, crossed the water barrier, attempted to gain a foothold on the opposite bank and expel our troops from the occupied lines. Supported by artillery and mortars, the Ukrainian nationalists attacked Russian positions with infantry and an armored group.
Having received the task of destroying and the coordinates of enemy targets, the mortar crew, in which Vasily acted, opened fire on the enemy. Thanks to Vasily’s professional skills, a team of tanks and mortars that attacked our positions from the opposite bank were destroyed. The enemy’s advanced detachments, separated from the main forces, were blocked by the Russian army. Unable to retreat, the Ukrainian nationalists, having suffered significant losses, laid down their arms. “The courage and professionalism of Corporal Vasily Chang made it possible to repel the enemy attack on an important tactical line.”
TWO BOATS WITH MILITANTS SANK
Junior Sergeant Peter Bandurov
Junior Sergeant Petr BANDUROV
“During a special military operation, the artillery team, which included Junior Sergeant Pyotr Bandurov, was tasked with maintaining the defense in one of the areas adjacent to the reservoir. Ukrainian militants tried to land on the opposite bank and headed in speedboats towards the positions of Russian troops. After the Russian military discovered the enemy ships, Pyotr Bandurov, after receiving target designations from the commander, quickly and accurately aimed the gun at the target and fired, sinking one of the ships. The nationalists, trying to suppress the Russian artillery positions, opened fire on Bandurov’s gun from the coast under their control. Despite the enemy fire with the assigned fire mission, the gunner crew continued to carry out the task and reached the second ship with enemy personnel. With precise aim, Junior Sergeant Pyotr Bandurov destroyed 2 ships and up to 15 militants. The courage and professionalism of Junior Sergeant Bandurov did not allow the enemy to land on the coast controlled by the Russian Armed Forces.”
Senior Lieutenant of the Guard Dmitry Cherkashin
KILLED THE WING OF THE UKRAINIAN “VALKYRIE”
Senior Lieutenant of the Guard Dmitry CHERKASHIN
“Senior Lieutenant of the Guard Dmitry Cherkashin carried out a combat mission to defend the airspace over the positions of Russian military units in the area of one of the settlements liberated from Ukrainian armed formations. The enemy opened artillery fire on the outskirts of the town.
While monitoring the aerial situation, Dmitry discovered an enemy unmanned aerial vehicle of the Valkyrie type, which was adjusting enemy fire on a strong point of the Russian troops. With an accurate shot from the guard’s portable anti-aircraft missile system, Senior Lieutenant Cherkashin destroyed an enemy drone. The enemy, upon discovering the launching position, opened mortar fire on it. Having quickly oriented himself to the situation, Dmitry emerged from enemy fire to a reserve position and continued to fulfill the assigned tasks of covering the positions of the Russian Armed Forces from the air. After the enemy gunners lost the ability to adjust fire from the air, their positions were quickly suppressed by Russian guns. The enemy, deprived of artillery support, withdrew.”