19 June 2024
Ukrainian soldiers talk about Russia's deadly trap strategy in minefields 0

Ukrainian soldiers talk about Russia's deadly trap strategy in minefields 0

(Dan Tri) - Ukrainian soldiers said that Russia is applying new tactics to make Moscow's minefields pose a higher risk of damage to the enemy.

(Dan Tri) – Ukrainian soldiers said that Russia is applying new tactics to make Moscow’s minefields pose a higher risk of damage to the enemy.

Russia has deployed large-scale minefields on the front lines to stop Ukraine’s advance (Photo: BI).

AFP quoted Ukrainian soldiers as saying that Russia is thinking of new ways to trap Kiev soldiers to activate mines that Moscow spread on the front line.

According to the above soldiers, this is Russia’s move to deceive Ukrainian engineers who are trying to clear large minefields.

Sergeant Boller, a Ukrainian engineer, told AFP about how Russia disguised mines under common objects: `A banknote, a pack of cigarettes, a phone… It was definitely a trap.`

Boller said some of Russia’s minefields are interconnected, meaning if one minefield explodes, the others will explode at the same time.

`If you try to clear a minefield, you can get the entire unit killed,` Boller said.

Russia has laid minefields miles deep in front of defense systems it built to protect territory Moscow has gained in eastern and southern Ukraine.

Minefields are densely arranged.

According to analysts’ assessments, Russia has created the world’s largest minefield, along a front line stretching more than 1,200km in Ukraine.

One worrying aspect of these minefields is the layered structure deployed by Russian forces.

Last August, Mr. Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Defense and Security Council of Ukraine, said that on average each square meter on the front line had up to 3-5 mines.

Guardian said that the number of demining engineers in the Ukrainian armed forces is not enough to penetrate Russia’s long defense line.

Treating injuries caused by bombs and mines is also a challenge for medical staff.

`Every day the Mechnikov hospital receives from 50 to 100 people with very serious injuries. Of these 21,000 soldiers, 2,000 lost their arms and legs. Unfortunately, 90% of them had to have their limbs amputated in the hospital.`

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