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.
- 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.
- 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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