May 30, 2023

Photo: Dmitry STESHIN

We continue to introduce heroes of the special operation “Z” – participants in the hostilities in the Donbass. Privates, sergeants, corporals and officers who showed their professional experience, character and completed combat missions. Their determination, assertiveness and combat experience in the Russian Ministry of Defense, in the police units of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, are given the highest rating.

Our heroes thwarted the attacks and prevented the counteroffensive of the nationalists, for which they received state awards. But they do not serve for the sake of praise. The servicemen are sure that the enemy has no chance of success, because Donbass and Russia are fighting for a just cause.

“Pray to God, victory comes from Him. God is our general, He leads us, ”said Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. And he repeated: “The executioner is also polite.”


Senior Sergeant Timur Khakimov

“The squad leader, senior sergeant Timur Khakimov, together with his squad, was performing a combat mission as part of a battalion tactical group of Russian troops. While marching as part of a unit in the area of ​​​​one of the settlements, senior sergeant Khakimov discovered a nationalist infantry fighting vehicle moving in the direction of the column. Without delay, assessing In the current situation, the paratrooper destroyed the enemy combat vehicle with a grenade launcher. The professionalism of senior sergeant Khakimov made it possible to prevent an enemy attack on the Russian unit, as a result of which the convoy arrived in the given area on time and without losses.”


Corporal Alexander Sizikov

“The gunner-operator of the tank, Corporal Alexander Sizikov, acted as part of a unit that carried out a combat mission to defend one of the settlements liberated from Ukrainian nationalists. The enemy, trying to regain the positions lost earlier, over and over again made attempts to break through the defenses and capture the settlement, actively using artillery fire. Sizikov, repelling the attacks of militants, inflicted significant damage on the nationalists with aimed fire from the tank. So, during the battle under artillery fire, while maneuvering, Sizikov personally knocked out 1 tank, 1 infantry fighting vehicle and 3 armored personnel carriers of the nationalists. In the course of an attempt to get out of encirclement, the militants inflicted a massive artillery strike on the positions of the Russian troops.Despite the wound received from a shell that exploded nearby, the paratrooper did not leave the battle and, having provided himself with medical assistance, continued to conduct aimed fire at the nationalists.As a result of the courageous and selfless actions of Corporal Alexander Sizikov, the task for the defense of the settlement was carried out.”

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