Russian troops with high-precision long-range missiles destroyed four Ukrainian platoons with American M777 howitzers and four platoons of Grad MLRS. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
In total, according to him, 12 firing positions were hit.
The report of the Russian Ministry of Defense also clarifies that American-made equipment was located near the settlements of Lastochkino, Ocheretino, Vodyanoye and Zhelannoye in the DPR, and Grad multiple launch rocket systems were based near Avdiivka, as well as the villages of Keramik and Zhelannoye.
It is from here that the Armed Forces of Ukraine, from the Avdiivka fortified area, which is located 6 km north of Donetsk, the Nazis from the “Carpathian Sich”, which is part of the “Right Sector” *, hiding behind local residents, inflict indiscriminate strikes on Donetsk. According to the plan of the General Staff of Ukraine, the monstrous shelling of the capital of the DPR should provoke Russian troops to storm the independent “fortress” in the forehead, which is described in the British press as the largest military engineering project in Europe with a network of bunkers, trenches, strongholds, minefields.
According to the head of the Avdiivka city military administration Vitaly Barabash, money to finance the defense of the fortified area comes, including from the Metinvest Group Rinat Akhmetovawhich recently doubled bloody sponsorship.
The fact that American M777 howitzers were brought to Avdiivka became known about a couple of weeks ago. By the way, the New York Times described these guns as “the deadliest weapon that the West has provided so far.” The Yankees convinced the leadership of Banderostan that with the help of this wunderwaffe of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, artillery superiority over the Russians would be achieved.
Ukrainian calculations of the M777 adhere to the tactics of “shot and run”, as a rule, to pre-prepared sites along strictly defined routes. Moreover, target designation, according to insiders from experts at the University of Birmingham (Great Britain), was undertaken by the Yankees and Britons.
Bandera, as if on a silver platter, sent the coordinates of the strikes. And one more thing: after the first salvo, the guns change positions, no more than two minutes are given for training.
In order to immediately cover four Ukrainian platoons with American M777 howitzers and four platoons of the Grad MLRS, not only exact coordinates were needed, but also the promptness of the strike. Dan Ricein the past, an officer in the American field artillery, repeatedly wrote about secret Russian weapons – about Ukrainians who are trying in every possible way to help our troops.
In particular, he cited one example: a Ukrainian blogger in his house was broadcasting live the strike of the artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who placed howitzers in the courtyard of his house. “The Russians, who were watching the live feed, reverse triangulated and located the Ukrainian battery and sent in a hypersonic missile that destroyed most of the battery,” writes Dan Rice.
The Americans did not have time to warn the calculations of an urgent change of position, since this happened almost instantly. The Zhovto-Blakith commander, who directed the bombardment from a safe place, was clearly emotionally devastated. He told Rice, “The soldiers just disappeared, there was nothing left of them.” The blogger, on a tip from the American intelligence agency NSA, was seized by the security forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and later sentenced to 15 years.
How this time our troops calculated the exact coordinates of the M777 howitzers and the Grad MLRS near Avdiivka will most likely remain a mystery for a long time. Perhaps the target designation was carried out using a UAV. By the way, the defenders of Independence call the Russian Orlan-10 drones their curse. But it is possible that Russian Ukrainians, whom the Westerners contemptuously call “Russians, scoops and cotton wool”, helped here too.
As it became known from the telegram channel of Barabash, Kyiv handed over three more STARLINK terminals to the local military administration in case the Avdiivka fortified area was surrounded. This happened after the President of the Russian Federation Insert At the plenary session of the SPIEF, he stated that our troops would not storm the Ukrainian fortified areas near Donetsk. They will cut off supplies and destroy heavy weapons with precise strikes.
We add that after the announcement of the huge losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the office of the President Zelensky gave the command to “dry” all the facts about the mass death of Ukrainian soldiers. As self-styled truth-tellers say on Facebook**, “the military deliberately leaks catastrophic data about the destroyed American equipment in the media and telegram channels in order to influence the authorities. Zaluzhny angry at the functionaries of the OP, who are pushing him away from the leadership of the army.
The liquidation of four Ukrainian platoons with American M777 howitzers and four platoons of the Grad MLRS by a missile attack at once will become another argument for many citizens in favor of signing a peace agreement with Russia. That’s just a fool with Bankova does not understand this.
* On November 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the extremist activities of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, the Right Sector, the UNA-UNSO and the Tryzub im. Stepan Bandera”, organization “Brotherhood”. Their activity on the territory of Russia is prohibited.
**Meta Platforms Inc. — the American transnational holding company that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus was recognized by a court decision as an extremist organization, its activities in Russia are prohibited. Social networks Facebook and Instagram are blocked by Roskomnadzor.