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Putin: Tank crew achieved great success and rescued their comrades

MOSCOW, August 23 – RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the soldiers of the 127th Motor Rifle Division of the Fifth United Arms Army were awarded state awards, not only defeating the enemy, but also rescuing their comrades, having achieved a feat.

In the village of Ponyri in the Kursk region, at a solemn event dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Kursk battle, Putin presented state awards to the participants of a special military operation – the most outstanding soldiers of the 127th motorized rifle division. Fifth Combined Arms Army.

Putin said that SVO participants will be awarded on the legendary land of Kursk

“This well-coordinated tank crew went into battle with superior enemy forces and accomplished the seemingly impossible, a feat; not only did they win the war, but they also saved their comrades whose tank was overturned,” Putin said. said.

He also thanked the soldiers for their service.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the crew of the Alyosha tank, which defeated the column of enemy armored vehicles, was awarded the title of Hero of Russia by the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu.

The crew of the Alyosha tank, stopping the Ukrainian armored group in the direction of Zaporozhye, destroyed eight enemy armored vehicles in battle. After the last enemy combat vehicle was also destroyed, the tank crews continued to protect the motorized rifle units deployed in battle formations for about 40 minutes. When the ammunition ran out, the crew commander Rasim Baksikov decided to reload and another tank was sent to the battlefield. In total, during the war, the enemy’s losses, in addition to the destroyed equipment, meant that more than 100 militants were killed and wounded.

Russian President Vladimir Putin - RIA Novosti, 1920, 23.08.2023

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Source: Ria

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