Photo: Alexander KOTS
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 and awards. The military is sure that the enemy has no chance of success, because Donbass and Russia are fighting for a just cause.
“They do not take cities on their feet, they fight with skill, not with numbers, consent comes from skill,” said Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. And he repeated: “One minute decides the outcome of the battle, one hour – the success of the campaign, one day – the fate of the empire.”
TACTICAL ART APPLIED IN COMBAT
Senior Sergeant Vladislav Vakhitov
“During the conduct of hostilities, the crew under the command of Senior Sergeant Vladislav Vakhitov organized the transfer of data to the crews of the anti-aircraft missile division to destroy enemy aircraft and ballistic weapons. When changing position, the calculation came under mortar fire from Ukrainian nationalists. Having quickly assessed the situation, Sergeant Vakhitov maneuvered to take cover, thereby saving the lives of his subordinates, after which he organized a timely exit by means of communication from the commander of the crew of the anti-aircraft missile system to the higher command, which ensured the completion of the task. Despite continuous shelling, Senior Sergeant Vladislav Vakhitov prevented the division from losing control in battle. As a result of the battle, all air targets that were in the area of responsibility of the calculation were hit.
BROUGHT THE IMPACT COMBAT VEHICLE
Private Andrey Poverinov
“During the attack on the positions of Ukrainian nationalists, the crew of a combat vehicle of the multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), in which soldier Andrey Poverinov carried out combat missions, fired at the identified fortified defense areas of the militant units. During the fight against the battery, the enemy revealed the position of our MLRS and began to return artillery fire. Despite the shelling of the enemy, the soldier Andrey Poverinov, having shown courage and fearlessness, without hesitation rushed to the combat vehicle and overtook it from the shelling of the militants to a safe place, and thus did not allow the enemy to destroy the vehicle and maintained the unit’s combat readiness. Having quickly moved to a new position, the calculation continued to provide artillery support to the advancing units of the Russian troops. Thanks to the support of rocket artillery, the Russian troops managed to break through the defensive line of the militants and force them to leave their positions.
Scheduled exercises for graduate cadets have begun at the Serpukhov branch of the Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces. The maneuver scenario involves the deployment of autonomous launchers of the Topol mobile missile system to combat patrol routes.
More than 500 graduates practice service tasks in field positions in PGRK combat crews, organizing convoy protection along the route of movement of the commander’s service units and deploying training units to the position of field.
To detect conditional sabotage and reconnaissance groups, unmanned aerial vehicles that are part of the Typhoon-M BPDM anti-sabotage combat vehicle are used. As a result of the detection of the DRG in the distant approaches to the field positions, they were neutralized in a timely manner. The imitation groups to designate the actions of the conditional DRGs consisted of about 100 people.
Measures are currently being taken in the positional area to increase security and camouflage.