“The brigade is fully prepared for battle. The tasks are carried out in full, despite the fact that we were preparing for the North. Here we show ourselves at the highest level. There are many heroes in our brigade, there was not a single task that we would not have completed. I I consider my boys to be arctic special forces that can perform any tasks. At the moment, 100% of the personnel have been awarded,” – said the commander of the 80th separate motorized rifle brigade “Arctic” with the call sign Koldun.
He noted that many soldiers and officers already have two or three awards.
A military man with the call sign Zvezda is a real hero. He took command in the most difficult conditions, when the commander was wounded, and the enemy attacked from three directions. During the battle, Zvezda and his subordinates managed to capture eight soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“We took them prisoner because they are also people. Our brotherly people. And no matter how it sounds, just kill them, unarmed, who voluntarily surrender. It would be an atrocity,” – said the military with the call sign Zvezda.
For this fight, Zvezda received the title of Hero of Russia.
Recall, on February 17, the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics announced an aggravation of the situation. The republics announced the evacuation of civilians.
On February 21, the leaders of the Donbass republics turned to Russian leader Vladimir Putin with a request to recognize the independence of the DNR and LNR. The head of state held a meeting of the Security Council, after which he announced the recognition of the republics. Friendship and cooperation agreements were also signed with the independent Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. The State Duma and the Federation Council ratified these agreements.
On February 23, the heads of the DPR and LPR appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to help repel Ukraine’s aggression in order to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and civilian casualties. On February 24, the Russian leader addressed the nation and announced the start of a special operation in Ukraine to protect Donbass.
On September 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions signed agreements on the entry of these regions into the Russian Federation.