Major Sergey KALNITSKY and Senior Warrant Officer Denis PUHA
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 Lugansk 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.
“For a Russian soldier, the way home is through Ishmael. There is no other way for a Russian soldier to leave here!” warned Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. And he taught the soldiers: “Comrade, defend your comrade! Do not shoot, do not shoot unnecessarily, hit and drive the enemy with a bayonet, work quickly, quickly, boldly, in Russian! Do not enter the houses, forgive the enemy who asks for mercy, do not kill the unarmed, do not fight with women, do not touch the young. Which of us will die? The Kingdom of Heaven, the living! Glory! glory! glory!”.
CONFIGURE DAMAGED REPEATERS
Major Sergei KALNITSKY
“The chief of staff of the communications battalion, Major Sergei Kalnitsky, carried out combat missions to organize uninterrupted communications in the interests of the group in conditions of systematic fire impact.
While part of a sortie party at the position of one of the battalion’s task forces, he came under massive artillery fire. As a result of the artillery shelling, the relay points of the radio stations were disabled. Realizing that loss of communication would deprive command of control of subordinate units, Major Kalnitsky, under relentless enemy artillery and mortar fire, personally advanced to repair the damage. Having quickly restored the disabled repeaters, Major Kalnitsky again tuned the radio network, which ensured control of the subordinate units and communication of the command with the higher headquarters.
Thanks to the courageous and decisive actions of Major Kalnitsky, it was possible to quickly transfer to the artillery crews the coordinates of the locations of enemy artillery and mortar positions, which made it possible to destroy equipment and manpower and disrupt the offensive against the lines. defense of Russian troops.
HE LIQUIDATED THE ENEMIES IN THE “COSSACK”
Guard Corporal Chingis RADNAEV
“Ukrainian nationalists, seeking to recapture positions lost during the fighting, attacked the area where the Russian units were located. Corporal Radnaev, together with the unit, went into battle with a group of militants. Directing aimed fire at the enemy, maneuvering and constantly changing position, Ruslan personally destroyed the “Kazak” armored personnel carrier and the enemy’s infantry fighting vehicle. As a result of the successful actions of Radnaev’s unit, the group of militants was completely eliminated. Thanks to the courage and dedication of Corporal Chingis Radnaev, the enemy attack was repelled, allowing a counter-offensive to be launched and the militants pushed back.”
Guard Corporal Chingis RADNAEV
CONSTANT ORGANIZED COMMUNICATION
Senior Petty Officer Denis PUHA
“Senior Warrant Officer Denis Pukha carried out combat missions to organize uninterrupted communications in the interests of the battalion tactical group. During the attack on the defensive lines of the Russian troops, the command post came under a group of massive artillery and mortar fire. Part of the equipment and communication lines were damaged. Under incessant artillery fire, Ensign Pooh used a non-standard method of deploying communication channels, which made it possible to automatically switch to another communication channel in a matter of seconds when a communication channel was down, thus despite from the systematic impact of the militants’ fire, stable and continuous command and control of the troops was ensured. During the battle, Pooh provided first aid to a wounded comrade who received a shrapnel wound from a mortar shell that exploded nearby. Despite the incessant shelling, the ensign personally removed the wounded man from the fire and brought him to the shelter.
For the courage and heroism shown during the performance of a combat mission, Senior Ensign Denis Pukha was awarded a state award.
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