(NSFW) Russian Reenforcement Squad Wiped Out By Indirect Fire

Another compelling drone video from the Ukrainian K-2 unit shows a squad of Russian soldiers attempting to reenforce a "Cyclops" fighting position, but instead they get pinned down and decimated by mortars and automatic grenade launcher (AGL) munitions.


The Russians smartly use the defilade of a ditch to navigate toward their objective. They are safe here from artillery, because conventional artillery can't hit inside the channel. The Ukrainians switch to AGL and mortars using high angle fire to essentially drop munitions down into the low ground.


The Russian soldiers have a poor reaction to the incoming fire. In American doctrine, the unit would immediately respond to indirect fire by going prone, but then an NCO or platoon leader would shout a distance and direction, and all would get up and run out of the kill zone within seconds of the first impact. All but one of these Russian troops decided to stay put while Ukrainian fires poured in. At last 10 Russians were reportedly killed or wounded in the incident.


The K-2 unit that initially uploaded this footage title it "Battle for Cyclops. EP:1-Ditch of Death" suggesting there is more footage to come from this event.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

Published 10 months ago

Another compelling drone video from the Ukrainian K-2 unit shows a squad of Russian soldiers attempting to reenforce a "Cyclops" fighting position, but instead they get pinned down and decimated by mortars and automatic grenade launcher (AGL) munitions.


The Russians smartly use the defilade of a ditch to navigate toward their objective. They are safe here from artillery, because conventional artillery can't hit inside the channel. The Ukrainians switch to AGL and mortars using high angle fire to essentially drop munitions down into the low ground.


The Russian soldiers have a poor reaction to the incoming fire. In American doctrine, the unit would immediately respond to indirect fire by going prone, but then an NCO or platoon leader would shout a distance and direction, and all would get up and run out of the kill zone within seconds of the first impact. All but one of these Russian troops decided to stay put while Ukrainian fires poured in. At last 10 Russians were reportedly killed or wounded in the incident.


The K-2 unit that initially uploaded this footage title it "Battle for Cyclops. EP:1-Ditch of Death" suggesting there is more footage to come from this event.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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