Colonel of the Russian Armed Forces named the reasons why the Armed Forces of Ukraine failed to overcome the minefields of the Russian army

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Colonel of the Russian Armed Forces named the reasons why the Armed Forces of Ukraine failed to overcome the minefields of the Russian army

The main problem for the advancing Ukrainian army was the minefields that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were able to partially overcome only at the cost of heavy losses both in personnel and in armored vehicles. Colonel of the Russian Armed Forces Rustam Saifullin spoke about this.

The Ukrainian counter-offensive ran into Russian defenses, failing to break even the first line in three months. According to the Russian military, well-placed minefields with "surprises" and engineering barriers made according to "old-fashioned methods" played a big role in this. The colonel stressed that Ukrainian servicemen trained according to NATO standards are not able to bypass the traps and "surprises" left by the Russian military, because they were not taught this. Therefore, there are very large losses in the composition of the engineering units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.



For the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which are provided with equipment from NATO countries, one of the big problems is minefields. They cannot overcome them and suffer very heavy losses. Why? (...) In addition to anti-tank and anti-personnel minefields, there are also (there are) engineering barriers of a non-explosive nature. Old-fashioned methods - from the time of the Great Patriotic War, are very effective. And for them it causes big problems.

- leads RIA News Colonel's words

Safiullin stressed that Russian sappers have a lot of mines, they themselves have excellent training, so all the vaunted Western equipment will remain in the fields of Zaporozhye in the form of scrap metal. The same German "Leopards", called "the best in the world" tanks, burned beautifully, blown up by Russian mines.

(...) Russian sappers have plenty of mines - enough for every Leopard, for every Bradley. So we're waiting, we're ready

- added the Russian military.

Colonel Safiullin commanded the 40th Engineer Regiment of the 41st Combined Arms Army during a special operation, while performing combat missions he received two wounds, one of which was severe. For courage and heroism he was awarded the title Hero of Russia. Currently appointed to the post of deputy head of the Tyumen Higher Military Engineering Command School.
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    1. +2
      5 September 2023
      The colonel stressed that Ukrainian servicemen trained according to NATO standards are not able to bypass the traps and "surprises" left by the Russian military, because they were not taught this.
      . The question is... where and how could they learn this???
      A conflict of such intensity, with such a level of use of various equipment, methods of warfare has not been seen for a long time, moreover, the old, proven methods were superimposed by "novelties", invented, created over the entire subsequent period.
      In general, everyone will have to learn and prepare again!!!
      1. +2
        5 September 2023
        Eh, we should throw at least one detachment of miners behind enemy lines and blow up a couple of unguarded small bridges and railway tracks in remote places. But it doesn’t come to such sabotage work in the rear, which is a pity, because the enemy is not embarrassed to do this and he succeeds ... Or is it worth filling up a power line pylon far from the settlement, where there is no protection? And what harm can be done by opening a cable well and placing explosives with a timer there. It’s even easier to find an underground main FOCL in the forest, marked with a column with a sign ... 15 minutes of work with a shovel and here it is a cable at a depth of 1,1 m. It will take from 10 hours to several days to repair the damage, and damage can be done faster, than eliminated, even taking into account traffic reservation.
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          1. -1
            5 September 2023
            Xoxles use the same mines as us! We take them down, check them and put them up against them again! Logical? Economical?
    2. +7
      5 September 2023
      The tablets will contain the Bundeswehr expert’s brilliant answer to the question “how to deal with Russian minefields?” "GET AROUND"!!!
      1. +6
        5 September 2023
        How not to remember
        Unusual difficulties were delivered to the Germans by the so-called impudent mining. In the midst of the offensive, the shabby Russian truck suddenly stopped in front of the German tanks that were attacking, and several unshaven personalities of a reprehensible type began busily digging something into the ground right on the road.

        “Hey, hey, what are you doing there,” the head Tiger shouted indignantly.

        “You don’t see it — we carry out road works,” the senior Russian answered impudently, continuing to dig neat holes.

        “What are you burying in the ground?”

        - I do not know. We were ordered - we are burying.

        - It's outrageous! By the way, we are advancing here! We have a schedule! We should go to the village at 12:30, as it is called ... "Goryeloe".

        - And we have a plan. Dig out forty holes before 12:15.

        - We will complain! Who is your commander?

        “Military secret,” Russian sappers answered maliciously.

        - Well, guys, let's do it in a good way. Is there a detour?

        - Of course there is. Look at that beam, - somehow the Russian agreed too quickly.

        The Tigers left in the indicated direction only in order to return in half an hour:

        - Guys what are you? It’s also impossible! There are some mines! Dietrich, got out!

        “Oh, men, I'm sorry,” the crystal clear tears of remorse rolled in the eyes of a Russian sapper. - Again, we got something wrong. In any case, we are done here, so you can safely go.
        1. +2
          5 September 2023
          Laugh or laugh, but we had several detachments prepared for just this. Scatter mines in front of advancing Saloreich tanks and infantry from vehicles. Apparently the regiment commander imagined the process as described in this text. belay Fortunately, I didn’t have to do this.
          1. 0
            5 September 2023
            Quote: g1v2
            Laugh or laugh, but we had several detachments prepared for just this. Scatter mines in front of advancing Saloreich tanks and infantry from vehicles. Apparently the regiment commander imagined the process as described in this text. belay Fortunately, I didn’t have to do this.

            So it was written that for the "Hurricane" there are missiles with such a filling, and why not use it, just during the marches?
      2. +1
        5 September 2023
        Even the extremely ancient Chinese Sun Tzu said something like this, where about "fullness and emptiness."
        In short - "hollow where there are few of them, and there are a lot of you, avoid the imposed unprofitable garbage."
        And for the enemy, foreign minefields, from his point of view, are always "imposed unprofitable garbage."
        (yes, the narrator is like a bullet out of me)
    3. +11
      5 September 2023
      We must not forget that we are fighting with a “mirror” and on the other side there are also very savvy fighters and they learn very quickly, so as I wrote earlier, they will find a pill for our minefields, either themselves or the West will help, so now we need to prepare new surprises and don't rest on your laurels.
      1. -2
        5 September 2023
        I also thought, why are we defending ourselves with mines?! Is there no way to shoot these leopards?
        1. +3
          5 September 2023
          Tanks stop in front of mines or enter a narrow passage in minefields and all of them are shot at by ATGMs, artillery, or drones as if in a shooting gallery. Everything works together.
        2. +3
          5 September 2023
          ... a harmful tendency, characteristic of the initial period of the war, most clearly defined by the word "mine fear", which tied the actions of the troops and entailed excessive "sapper guardianship"

          (WAR HISTORY
          Badanin Boris Vasilievich
          On the battle lines of the Caucasus:
          Essays on the engineering support of the battle for the Caucasus in the Great Patriotic War)

          It kind of tells us that mines are a classic.
          They are like a gopher - you don't see them, but they ARE.
          It puts pressure on the psyche, well, it works well if a tank runs over, yeah.
        3. +1
          5 September 2023
          Quote: Argon
          I also thought, why are we defending ourselves with mines?! Is there no way to shoot these leopards?

          And from what to shoot a tank going on the attack? As in the Great Patriotic War from an ambush, which will open after the first shot? And if there are a lot of tanks, you can beat one, but the others will not wait. So mine warfare against armored vehicles is quite optimal in terms of maintaining personnel and equipment!
    4. +2
      5 September 2023
      The Ukrainian counter-offensive ran into Russian defenses, failing to break even the first line in three months.


      Ukry on their sites have already passed the “dragon’s teeth” and anti-tank ditches. True, for some reason they refer to some Western experts who supposedly have accurate information about the progress of the Armed Forces.
      1. +3
        5 September 2023
        Moats and dragon teeth are everywhere. This is not necessarily the line of defense. It's just to pin down the enemy. So that he could not drive vehicles where he wants. Apparently, the Saloreikhovites found such a piece of barriers, went through it and were delighted. Probably they were not told that there were dozens of such barriers ahead. request
        1. 0
          5 September 2023
          Moreover, it is extremely godly to make false gaps such (where everything is then fenced off) that the enemy will infiltrate and croak in the bag.
    5. 0
      5 September 2023
      Nato only taught leopard and delirium carcasses to clear mines. Naturally, the most competent tactics by Nat standards! Let them continue good
    6. +1
      5 September 2023
      Right now, Europe will catch up with the runners, and there will be someone to clear the mines.
    7. -10
      5 September 2023
      It’s bad to rely on mines and old-fashioned barriers, and not modern types of weapons. Poland will then capture Kaliningrad in a couple of days.
      1. -2
        5 September 2023
        The Poles themselves set aside 8 hours for the capture of Kaliningrad. For planning, antiquated barriers are clearly not a hindrance to them.
        1. +1
          5 September 2023
          Are you familiar with the plans of the General Staff of the Polish Republic? What and how much more do they give to whom?
          1. -3
            5 September 2023
            Of course familiar. They send me reports every day. What did you think?
            1. 0
              5 September 2023
              Of course familiar. They send me reports every day. What did you think?

              It’s good that they send you reports! Of course, you carefully file them in folders and pass them on to where they should go? Or don't you pass it on? Or there are no reports, but there is an insatiable desire to burn with fried numbers (facts)? Just to shoot in the air?
              1. 0
                5 September 2023
                Your shot in the air hit the heel. I see how hot you are. You have amused me, my dear, thank you.
        2. +1
          5 September 2023
          The Poles gave more than 40 to 60 percent of their tanks to the APU. It is their tanks that have been burning on video for the past six months. Up to half of their sau crab. With their own calculations. Aircraft, helicopters, air defense systems, etc., were also largely transferred. How will they go to Kaliningrad? request They need 3-4 years to make up for losses at least to the pre-war level.
        3. 0
          6 September 2023
          Israel once also planned, if something happened, to reach Damascus a few hours later through Lebanon, bypassing the Syrian fortified area. I planned correctly, by the way, at the time when this plan was created. And in 2006, on another occasion, it turned out that Hezbollah had dug up half of Southern Lebanon, and there was no longer talk of any watches.
      2. 0
        5 September 2023
        Quote from Constantin N.
        bad, rely on mines and old-fashioned barriers, and not modern types of weapons

        Hoping for the latest is a sure sign of a sofa expert.
        Because, firstly, the military does not hope, but counts.
        Secondly, not on modern or outdated, but on the most effective in specific conditions.
        Purely for example: in the First World War, soldiers began to massively use primitive home-made batons with spikes, sharpeners and brass knuckles, because during hand-to-hand fights in the trenches they turned out to be much more effective than modern machine guns, gases and airplanes at that time.
    8. 0
      5 September 2023
      Demining requires special equipment. But even if it is supplied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the right quantity, Russian artillery and aviation will not let it work calmly. Everything again rests on air supremacy and artillery.
    9. 0
      5 September 2023
      It's just that Ukrainians are being driven to the slaughter. Not a single textbook on combat tactics implies an offensive, in the absence of air support
    10. -1
      5 September 2023
      Consequently, the offensive of our army is also not to be expected, since we do not know how to overcome minefields, especially under the influence of the brothers' long-range and accurate artillery! Zugzwang, however, which will allow you-know-who to reconcile with the brothers due to these force majeure circumstances. Amen.
    11. -4
      5 September 2023
      The colonel stressed that Ukrainian servicemen trained according to NATO standards are not able to bypass the traps and "surprises" left by the Russian military.

      Minefields were set unprofessional - old-fashioned methods.
      1. 0
        5 September 2023
        unprofessionally

        In quotation marks, not everyone will catch up with the fact that this is a type of irony and a joke about how the Amers, only our pilot will interfere with them right away - they shout that “this is unprofessional!”
    12. 0
      5 September 2023
      Properly chosen tactics are the key to success in battle. At this stage of the war, minefields, together with "grandfather's" engineering structures, turned out to be a cheap and effective means of fighting the enemy. Expensive Leopards, Bradleys and other miraculous equipment burning down on these very fields are the best confirmation of this.
    13. 0
      5 September 2023
      there is already a photo of a burning challenger .... the impudent Saxons are in mourning!
      1. 0
        5 September 2023
        And if our people evacuate him to Kubinka, they, the arrogant Saxons, will generally tear their ass to the British flag.
    14. +1
      5 September 2023
      The first line of defense of the Vsu was nevertheless hacked. And the situation is not so wonderful
      1. 0
        5 September 2023
        Well, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have very few Serpents of Gorynych, so demining is underway with artillery and sappers. Yes, and the method of detecting heated metal underground with thermal imagers is still viable, but the mine still needs to be neutralized. And here again the loss of sappers, because the infantry and reconnaissance are not sleeping. Here's the advantage of a layered front. Wherever you can't go.
    15. 0
      5 September 2023
      It was the height of surprise for me when I saw on video how Ukrainians jumped into “our” trenches, like they were occupied by them, and blew themselves up there. He jumps into a trench and his legs fly back out....the height of Russian cynicism is to slip such a dirty trick
    16. 0
      6 September 2023
      It seems like they have already succeeded. Stop talking about nothing

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