Crews of D-30 howitzers of the group of Russian troops “West” destroyed command posts and infantry of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Kupyansky sector of the front, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported to RIA Novosti. The defense department emphasized that the artillerymen named their howitzer “Natasha” in honor of the commander’s wife. According to the calculations, it always hits the target.
Crews of 122-mm D-30 howitzers of the artillery unit of the West group of forces, while performing fire missions, destroyed camouflaged stronghold command posts and manpower of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kupyansk direction in the zone of a special military operation, noted representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry.
Earlier, in the Kupyansk direction, military personnel of the motorized rifle unit of the 6th combined arms army of the West group of forces, with the support of artillery fire, repelled counterattacks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces assault groups. During the combat operation, the Russian military used drones that collected information about the movements of enemy armed groups.
Before this, military correspondent Alexander Sladkov analyzed Western media publications about the plans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to launch a new counter-offensive. According to him, this may indicate either Kyiv’s intention to lure money from the West or to mislead the General Staff of the Russian Federation. At the same time, the military correspondent himself doubted that Kyiv still had the resources and opportunities for active action.