On July 15, the Russian Ministry of Defense presented a video of the performance of combat missions by crews of T-72BZ tanks and BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles during a special operation in the Donbass.
The published footage shows how a motorized rifle company on a BMP-3, together with a tank platoon attached to it as a reinforcement, is firing at fortified firing positions, where military equipment of Ukrainian neo-Nazis is located.
The crews of the BMP-3 leave the shelter and fire a few shots, after which they move away from enemy fire, change their position and strike at the accumulation of manpower and equipment of the radicals.
The crew of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at this moment is reconnaissance of the enemy fortifications, from where the enemy tank is firing, and transmits the coordinates to the command and observation post of the company.
The T-72B3 tank then goes to the firing line and destroys the tank of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with return fire. The BMP-3 fires at the strong point of the tank company of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and hits it, which is confirmed by the means of objective control of the UAV. The Russian military then fires anti-tank weapons, destroying the retreating enemy armored vehicles.
On the same day, Izvestia correspondent Alexander Morozov demonstrated the operation of the Uragan multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) during a special operation to protect Donbass. The installation worked in the trenches and pillboxes of the enemy, its work was corrected both from the ground and from the air.
In Ukraine and in the Donbass, the special operation of the Russian Federation to protect the population of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics continues, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. Moscow explained that its tasks include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. On April 19, the Russian side announced the start of the next stage of the military operation – “the complete liberation of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics.”
The situation in the region escalated significantly in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to Russia and turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DNR and LNR.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.