Russian servicemen participating in the special operation to protect the Donbass devote their free time to training in order to subsequently perform combat missions as efficiently as possible. About this on Saturday, January 21, said the correspondent of “Izvestia” Alexander Safiulin.
Snipers from the 5th Guards Brigade of the 1st Army Corps work near Maryinka in the Donetsk region. For training firing, they go to the frontline zone and work out key skills in conditions as close as possible to combat ones.
In addition to learning the intricacies of targeted fire, fighters pay special attention to camouflage, observing the enemy, and retreating to safe positions at the end of the mission. For such work, strong nerves and a stable psyche are vital.
“Cold-blooded man must be. Aged, very strong in principle. It’s not for everyone to be a sniper,” the employee with the call sign “Tourist” emphasized.
The day before, the chairman of the movement “We are together with Russia”, Volodymyr Rogov, said that during the counter-sniper fight and a whole range of measures in the Orekhov region, a top-class sniper instructor who fought on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) was eliminated.
On January 16, Izvestia’s military commander Valentin Trushnin showed the work of Pacific Fleet snipers in the zone of a special military operation. The main tasks of the group include counter-sniper combat, the destruction of enemy spotters at ultra-long distances. The observers are the first to move into position, and then the group of shooters directly: usually two or three rifles.
Prior to that, on January 10, a military historian, director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces, Yuri Knutov, spoke about the advantages of sniper weapons during the NMD. According to the expert, the main task of sniper rifles is to disable not only command personnel, but also lightly armored military equipment.
Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine, continues. The decision was made against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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