T-80BV tanks of the Russian group of troops “West” liquidated fortified areas and dugouts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the Kupyansk direction, the Russian Ministry of Defense told TASS. They noted that the shooting was carried out from closed firing positions.
Tankers of the West group of troops in the zone of a special military operation continuously work at the forefront and provide support to motorized rifle units of the Russian troops, delivering powerful firestrikes against the enemy. In the Kupyansk direction, tankers from the “West” group of troops destroyed the discovered fortified areas and dugouts of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from closed firing positions,” the report says.
The defense department clarified that the crews received information about the target from intelligence and spotters. After completing the task, the tanks left their firing positions.
The Ministry of Defense also said that tank crews are capable of working in forward direct fire, and from closed firing positions behind the terrain or in cover. The latter allows them to remain undetected.
Earlier it was reported that the tank battalion of the Russian Armed Forces under the command of Captain Ali Alibekov did not allow a breakthrough of the defensive line in the entrusted area. The Ministry of Defense noted that during the battle, the Russians destroyed more than 100 Ukrainian military personnel and 16 armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). However, the exact location of the battle was not named by the Defense Department.
Before this, the crew of the Russian T-80 tank hit the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the area of the Torsky salient in the Krasnolimansky direction. The fighters received information about the enemy’s deployment in the forest belt and moved to positions to hit the target.