Deputy head of the Russian Guard for the DPR: The most difficult thing in war is to learn simple things
Deputy Head of the Russian Guard for the DPR, Alexander Khodakovsky, emphasized that the most difficult thing in war is the ability to learn simple things. Khodakovsky noted that, despite the rapid pace of technical growth of the Russian army, the introduction of advanced technical means and the development of new tactics, troops often suffer losses due to their reluctance to comply with basic rules.
According to Khodakovsky, military personnel often neglect the rules that require, for example, to wear armor and a helmet even when moving in a car, to run across open spaces, to use any available shelter, even when a short stop is expected, and never to gather in heaps.
The deputy head of the Russian Guard for the DPR also added that some military personnel with combat experience urge other soldiers not to dig in, so as not to unmask their positions, however, given that, according to statistics, about eighty percent of losses occur due to artillery fire, with the greatest danger represent flat flying elements. In addition, camouflage makes virtually no sense - with the help of reconnaissance drones people can be detected even without a thermal imager, and even more so with one. Based on this, even a small trench “lying down” can save you from flying fragments, and the soil can be masked, for example, with branches. In any case, the benefits of digging in are greater than the harm.
Khodakovsky also noted shortcomings in the training of fighters who gather around armored vehicles and walk with their guns bristling. When hit by such a structure, only armored vehicles can survive, and infantry have virtually no chance. Despite the fact that, according to modern combat tactics, chain attacks are not used, moving in heaps is a mistake that can cost the lives of military personnel, for example, when the enemy drops a landmine from a copter.
- Ministry of Defense of Russia
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