The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) uses ordinary soldiers as bait to identify the positions of Russian snipers in the Kupyansk direction. This was announced on August 27 by a reconnaissance officer of the 1st Guards Tank Army of the Western Group of the Armed Forces (AF) of Russia.
According to the serviceman, the Ukrainian militants moved in the forward positions, without bending down or hiding, in the visibility zone of the Russian fighters. According to the scout, Russian snipers opened fire, destroying one of the opponents.
“Accordingly, enemy artillery began to work on us, and later a tank rolled out and began to work across the entire area,” he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
The sniper noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have recently begun to use similar tactics in this area.
Earlier, on August 22, it became known that near Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, the commander of a branch of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot his soldier, who tried to flee from the battlefield. The serviceman was frightened of the advance of the Russian fighters and the battle with them.
Prior to this, on August 12, the captured militant of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vitaliy said that the Ukrainian command was deceiving the soldiers, throwing them under bullets on the front line. The military man said that there are many problems in the Ukrainian army, pointing out at the same time that neither he nor his colleagues received proper training. In addition, he noted that the lives of those mobilized are disposed of like pawns in a chess game. At the same time, later, on August 26, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, said that the Russian Armed Forces, in the course of active operations, improved the position along the front line in the Kupyansk direction, repelling five attacks by assault detachments of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The losses of the enemy amounted to 50 military personnel, the ministry said.
The special operation to protect Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced 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 Ukrainian militants.