The Russian army continues its offensive and strikes at the positions of militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the Maryinka region in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). On January 29, Izvestia correspondent Dmitry Astrakhan visited the positions of the 5th brigade of the 1st Donetsk Corps and saw how the military used the Hyacinth cannon.
The 152 mm cannon fires after precise aiming, and even a military commander feels a tangible blow from the explosion.
“Now the fire was fired at a great distance – this is the so-called full charge of gunpowder, which is much more powerful than usual,” he notes.
Astrakhan stressed that our military should not lose vigilance, even though the Russian army manages to push the Armed Forces further and further. Therefore, all calculations immediately after work are sent to the shelter.
“Because the long-range NATO artillery, which the enemy uses to fight, is still periodically active,” the correspondent noted.
Russian troops are now also advancing towards Ugledar, where urban fighting has already begun, Astrakhan says. Both of these directions are beginning to threaten the crucial Ukrainian rear point of Kurakhovo, where some of the unit’s Hyacinths have already hit their first targets.
The day before, January 28, Izvestia correspondent Alexander Safiulin spoke about the work of the new T-72B3M tank. The journalist pointed to the introduction of adjustments to the work of equipment in order to “call in, aim, work out”, without wasting time.
A day earlier, Izvestia correspondent Roman Polshakov reported on the destruction of two strongholds of Ukrainian armed formations by the Russian military in the Zaporozhye direction. The journalist showed the work of Russian artillery.
On February 24 last year, the Russian Federation launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the LPR and DPR as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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