The main advantage of the Russian fighters is that they managed to prepare a wide and long system of trenches and trenches in the summer, when the ground was not yet frozen. Izvestia correspondent Denis Kulaga, who visited the trenches of the Russian Armed Forces, spoke about this on December 18.
“There are no shelters here as such, so that you can work next to the machine gunner, show his firing sector, so we use this dugout and just watch the shooting from the side,” the correspondent shared.
According to him, the enemy does not have the same advantage as Russian troops. He planned to take the territory in a swoop, so he did not prepare a defensive line, the journalist said.
“As a result, now the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Armed Forces of Ukraine. – Ed.) have to take refuge in the territories of abandoned farms or residential buildings under the constant supervision of our intelligence officers,” said Kulaga.
The correspondent also noted that the Russian military often approaches the enemy carefully so as not to “disturb them.”
“Well, we are always intelligent people, even you need to treat the enemy with respect, and then you will understand him more, figure out and understand his further moves, build your strategy and punish him for it,” one of the military men pointed out.
Earlier that day, Izvestia correspondent Kirill Olkov showed the training of assault units of the Vostok group. He said that recruits are being trained day and night. Each of them must be confident in their abilities and not only shoot well, but also make the right decisions in critical situations, he noted.
The special operation to protect Donbass, the start of which was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2022, continues. The decision was made against the backdrop of an aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.