Ukrainian soldier Maxim stopped the Russians trying to cross the Donets River. Now tell how he managed to do it.
Maxim on her mission: She had a huge impact on Russian losses
Maxim is an engineer in Ukrainian armyFrom before war Served in the Donbass. “I recently carried out a mission that had a huge impact on Russian losses and completely thwarted their plans to encircle Łysyczańska,” Maxim wrote on Twitter. As he explained at the beginning, the information about the Russians on the other side of the river gave him the unit he served. “So on May 6 my commander asked me, as one of the best military engineers, to conduct an engineering reconnaissance on the Donets River,” he said.
He reached the river on May 7, then examined the site and indicated where the Russians would likely build a pontoon bridge to be on the other side of the river. “I used a distance finder to see that the river is 80 meters wide, so the Russians would need 8 (each 10 metres) of the connecting bridge to get to the other side,” Maxim explains. He estimated that with this river, the Russian soldiers would have to use steamboats, which means that they would work At least two hours. Then, what he managed to discover, he passed on to his superiors.
“I also told the unit that was monitoring this part of the river that they had to be careful about the sound of motor boats. The visibility in the area was dirty because the Russians set fire to the fields and forests and threw a lot of smoke bombs. It was also foggy, ”- the engineer reported.
Maxim: I have never seen or heard such hard fighting in my life
The sounds of motorboats were heard on May 8 at the place indicated by the army. “I was there to check it out – and I saw the Russians making a pontoon bridge with our drone.” The unit commander was immediately informed of the situation.
“The artillery was ready. We were able to make sure that the Russians had erected seven parts of the bridge out of eight. The Russians even managed to move a little forces And vehicles across the river. The fighting began, “- he wrote. After 20 minutes the installation of the Russian bridge was confirmed, and the Ukrainian army began to fight the occupier. Heavy artillery and air forces took part in the operation.” I was still in the zone and never in my life had I seen or heard such fierce fighting, ”- admitted Maxim.
After a day of fighting, the bridge was destroyed and part of the Russian troops were stuck on the Ukrainian side of the river with no way back. Later, Ukrainian pilots destroyed the Russian equipment and bombed another bridge they were trying to build. “I did my part and it made a huge impact. We are proud to serve Ukraine!” – The Ukrainian engineer concluded his report.
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