Private Denis Sheptunov and Private Artem Cherkasov
We continue to acquaint you with the heroes of the special operation “Z” – participants in the hostilities in the Donbass. Soldiers, sergeants, corporals, and officers who demonstrated their professional experience, character, and completed combat missions. His determination, assertiveness and combat experience in the Ministry of Defense of Russia, in the police units of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, receive the highest marks.
Our heroes thwarted the attacks and prevented the counter-offensive of the nationalists, for which they received state awards. But they do not serve for the sake of praise. The military is sure that the enemy has no chance of success, because Donbass and Russia are fighting for a just cause.
“It is better to face the danger than to expect it on the spot,” said Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. He also taught: “Defeat the enemy, without sparing him or yourself, the one who has the least pity for himself wins.”
CROSSED THE APU LINE WITHOUT LOSS
Private Denis Sheptunov
“The calculation under the command of Private Denis Sheptunov carried out artillery support tasks for Russian units leading an offensive against the positions of Ukrainian militants. The enemy resisted fiercely, trying to hold back the Russian troops. During the battle, the calculation under the command of Sheptunov launched targeted attacks on the positions of the militants, as a result of which 1 infantry fighting vehicle with crew, 2 all-terrain vehicles and a large number of enemy manpower were destroyed. The attacks made it possible for the advancing Russian units to defeat an armed formation of militants who, realizing the futility of further resistance, threw down their weapons and fled the battlefield. Thanks to the high professionalism of the crew under the command of Private Sheptunov, the Russian military managed to overcome the defensive line of the militants without losses and create conditions for a new offensive.
FORCE THE ENEMY TO ABANDON POSITIONS
Private Artem Cherkasov
“The driver of the guard rocket artillery division, private Artem Cherkasov, as part of the calculation of the combat vehicle of the rocket artillery battery, carried out the tasks of destruction of weapons, military equipment and manpower of The nationalists. The enemy, seeking to turn the situation on the battlefield in his favor, began to shell the positions of Artyom’s combat vehicle. In conditions of continuous retaliatory shelling, Cherkasov competently and accurately controlled the combat vehicle. In the course of conducting fire-fighting maneuvers, he saved the crew from being hit by an enemy shell and ensured timely firing from new firing positions. As a result of the professional actions of the guardsman Artem Cherkasov, the enemy suffered significant losses. Having lost their weapons and military equipment, the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were forced to abandon their lines and quickly retreat.