Soldiers of the Ivan Bohun brigade
The full-scale invasion of Muscovites into Ukraine showed that today many Ukrainians are ready, like our ancestors from the time of Ivan Bohun, selflessly and courageously to defend their own people, their native land, to bequeath their ancestors, the bright Ukrainian soul!
Among the thousands of dignitaries are the Bohun soldiers of the Ivan Bohun brigade.
In the battle with the enemy, these people demonstrated their courage and self-sacrifice.
The task of this edition is to show their spiritual indomitability, devotion to the homeland, and sincere determination - the main signs of free people!
It is precisely such actions that are affecting earthly society now!
The dignitaries presented here are only a small part of those who praise Ukraine!
Using their example, we try to show the best features of a modern Ukrainian warrior!
call sign "TUMAN" (Fog)
One of the most authoritative commanders. An example of true officer’s honor.
During the command of the battalion, he showed courage and heroism, leading his units on September 6-7, 2022, ensured that the personnel of the battalion successfully carried out offensive-assault actions against the positions of the russian invaders along the frontline: Shchurivka - Nova Husarivka - Bayrak and established full control over the specified settlements and approaches to them.
On September 8, 2022, a decision was made to develop a tactical success and continue offensive actions on the Balaklia-Savintsi front to cut off enemy units from the main forces and sever logistical supply links.
Battalion commander Captain Malakhov personally led the assault group, which successfully crossed the Siverskyi Donets River to the southwest of the village of Vilkhuvatka.
Vilkhuvatka was cleared of enemy forces and control over the specified settlement was established, while the battle flag of the military unit of the marines of the northern fleet of the occupiers was captured.
After the assault group established itself on the approaches to Vilkhuvatka, the enemy pulled up reserves, which, having a significant numerical advantage, entered into battle with our unit.
However, thanks to the extraordinary heroism and self-sacrifice of Captain Malakhov, despite numerous enemy fire, he and the soldiers of the assault group continued their offensive operations, where the captain received a bullet wound in direct contact with the enemy, but inflicted significant irreversible losses on the enemy and forced the enemy to retreat.
Always attentive and sensitive to servicemen. "I will follow the commander into fire and water," says a soldier of the 3rd company.
Despite being wounded, "Silver" always performs combat tasks. He even noticed the fragment that flew into his back only three days later, because at the time he was injured he was performing combat tasks.
The liberation of the Kherson region began at the end of June, when the "Dyke Pole" (Wild Fields) battalion entered the settlement of Ivanivka (Beryslav District, Kherson Region .).
On June 30, 2022, he and a reconnaissance group stormed the settlement of Ivanivka, during which 4 BMP-2 were captured. The reconnaissance group led by "Silver" was constantly under fire from the enemy.
The next day, with the soldiers of his company, he restrained the enemy's advance and later carried out the clearing of this settlement.
During the battle, "Silver" realized that as soon as he called his callsign on the air, the shelling of the point where he was located immediately began. At this time, "Silver" showed himself as a real warrior.
Exposing himself to danger, the commander decided to concentrate fire on himself and called his call sign on the air, which allowed the combat group to be more effective and this task was completed successfully and with minimal losses.
"Barney" is a soldier known in the battalion for brave deeds and decisions. Such actions became the reason for Volodymyr's high authority, and true recognition among military personnel.
He began his military career as a platoon commander. Took part in battles in the hottest spots of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. His units, holding the defense, remained until the last in positions near Popasna, ensuring the withdrawal of their comrades to a safe zone 30 km away.
He received a concussion and a minor injury at the position near Midna Ruda. But despite this, he did not want to be delayed for treatment, and after two days he expressed a desire to return to his soldiers.
"They follow him because he always thinks about personnel. He is only 24, but everyone listens to him, without question!" - this is what those around him say about him. Under the fierce fire of the overwhelming enemy forces in settlement of Vesela Dolyna, near Bakhmut, he decided to withdraw his personnel, which saved the lives of 80 comrades.
There, fighters from the "Wagner" PMC, having made their way through a sunflower field, captured the positions of Barney's company. However, Barney, under cover of night, successfully repelled his positions with the forces of the company. Barney was called to the battalion command post, and at that time the enemy launched another attack on the company's position with significantly superior forces.
The command believed it would be impossible to recover personnel in such an environment. However, Barney was determined: "If I don't go to my people now, they will all die." Volodymyr immediately arrived at the battle scene and took his comrades to a safe place, thereby saving their lives.
Every time, talking about him, the brothers say: "If it weren't for Barney, we wouldn't be here anymore."
CALLSIGN "VITERETS" (BREEZE)
DEPUTY FROM THE COMMANDER OF THE 518 INDIVIDUAL COMMANDER SPECIAL PURPOSE BATTALION "WILD FIELD"
Junior Lieutenant Galina Almazova, "Viterets" - a participant of the Revolution of Dignity from the first days of the war at the front.
She was awarded state awards of Ukraine and the winner of the Ukrainian non-state award "People's Hero of Ukraine."
On August 9, 2022, during the storming of the settlement of Bayrak, under constant shelling of barrel and rocket artillery, junior lieutenant Galina Almazova, personally driving an unarmored medical evacuation vehicle among minefields, evacuated from the battlefield, more than 110 wounded fighters of a separate special purpose battalion "WILD FIELD" " and related units that were involved during the assault.
By saving the lives of her brothers and sisters, the deputy battalion commander inspires soldiers to be steadfast and self-sacrificing through her example.
The number of saved lives on account of junior lieutenant Galina Almazova has long exceeded one thousand.
One of the most professional fighters of the battalion, who always skilfully organizes work and responsibly performs combat tasks.
"Khram" served in the French Legion. When the war in Ukraine began, he came from abroad to defend his country.
He motivates and leads fighters, and performs any combat tasks. During the fighting in Bayrak, he received the task of covering with a machine gun.
Circumstances developed so that the "Khram" was given permission to leave the battlefield because there was an explosion and he received a concussion as a result. Artem took the initiative and decided to continue the battle.
He spent another two days injured on the battlefield and then returned.
He proved himself to be an excellent organizer and executor, repeatedly performed tasks along the demarcation line, and successfully led his troops behind enemy lines.
He is an example of discipline and professionalism.
CALL SIGN "KLEVER" (Shamrock)
CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE 518TH SPECIAL PURPOSE BATTALION "WILD FIELD"
The chief of staff of the 518th battalion is the creator and implementer of all operations to destroy the enemy.
Since 07/17/2022, during the constant round-the-clock assault on the positions of the 518th battalion by the Moscow occupiers, Major Viktor Shevchenko skillfully managed the battalion's headquarters. In addition, he repeatedly participated in the planning and implementation of special operations.
In ten days, units of the 518th battalion destroyed a mortar battery, and two tanks damaged four BMPs and about 60 personnel.
Major Viktor Shevchenko set an example of officer honor and dignity to his subordinates through skillful actions, personal example, and self-sacrifice.
Thanks to the operations the chief of staff developed, a successful result was achieved without significant losses.
Preserving the lives of the personnel and the healthy emotional and physical condition of military personnel is the most critical priority for "Klever."
That is why the battalion shows high efficiency and combat capability. The most significant achievement during the military operations is the organization and implementation of the plan of counteroffensive actions for the de-occupation of Kharkiv Oblast.
At this time, his subordinates captured the "Moscow" and "Peter" positions, liberated the settlements of the Balakli district, and captured more than 35 tons of enemy ammunition.
Kyrylo is a unit commander and aerial scout of a mortar battery. He and the air reconnaissance team are the eyes of the mortar squad. It is his job to provide the information, necessary to destroy the enemy.
In September, during the operation of de-occupation of the Kharkiv region, together with his brother in arms "Fox", they directed the fire operation of the mortar battery. In addition, under fire from enemy artillery, the boys provided our units with ammunition and means of communication. The work of an aerial scout is always unpredictable. Once coming under fire from a tank, despite risking his life, the "Mechanic" saved the drone and his life.
It is not uncommon to encounter enemy equipment in the sky, which "Mechanic" defeated more than once in drone duels and always returned his drone unharmed. During one of the combat missions of the mortar battery, the task was to cover our infantry. The threat was carried by enemy drones, flying to our fighters' observation points with drop grenades. Then the "Mechanic" revealed his position to the enemy to divert attention. The enemy, swallowing the bait, threw a grenade at him from the drone. He survived, however with injuries to both legs and arms.
Thanks to Kirill's decisive actions, the lives of his brothers were saved
Chief sergeant, motivator and psychologist of the battalion.
"Zakhar", as he himself says: "By virtue of my position, I do not sit in a dugout and dig a trench, but this does not mean that I do not fight."
An active participant in the assaults of the “Dyke Pole” battalion, it was thanks to his participation in such battles that he gained authority among the personnel.
During the storming of the village of Ivanivka, Kherson region, he managed to evacuate the wounded under fire along a mined road. He took the wounded back to the yellow zone at incredible speed.
Under fire, he brought reinforcements, and after the assault, the soldiers said about "Zakhar": "If it weren't for Zakhar, we would have been finished."
In addition to the courage and bravery demonstrated during the combat operations, "Zakhar" knows how to support the fighters and help advise those who could not get the battle out of their heads. Zakhar fights for the sake of the future because he considers war to be an unnatural phenomenon that slows down the entire process of human development.
Yuriy Kapustyan, Anatoly Ozerov and Oleksiy Dunai
Yuri Kapustyan - tank gunner, Anatoly Ozerov - mechanic-driver, Oleksiy Dunai - crew commander.
Thanks to the skillful actions of the tank crew, the enemy suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment, which accelerated the liberation of the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Kharkiv regions.
On September 23, 2022, a tank crossed the Oskol River in the village of Yatskivka and advanced to the area of Rubtsi, where it covered the river crossing of our troops. In the next few days, the crew took part in the liberation of the village of Lozove.
The combat situation was challenging in the area of the village of Pisky-Radkivski, where significant enemy forces were concentrated. So, even on the approaches to the settlement, the enemy opened heavy fire on our troops and tried to counterattack.
Two enemy tanks entered the opposite position. Bohuntsi entered into battle with them and forced the enemy to flee, which ensured the continuation of the offensive and the beginning of the assault on the settlement "on the shoulders" of the enemy.
In the same battle, the skillful actions of the crew intercepted and destroyed BRDM-2, ZIL-131, and KAMAZ trucks with enemy infantry.
In the afternoon, the enemy, trapped between the village and the Oskil River, tried to break through with the support of three tanks. As a result of being hit by an enemy projectile, the electrical equipment of our tank failed. Despite the commander's injured arm, the mechanic-driver's contusion, and the tank's malfunction, the crew continued the battle, manually maneuvering and carrying out cannon fire.
A well-hit shot destroyed one enemy tank. Another was damaged.
The enemy's tanks began to retreat, as a result of which they were ambushed by the fighters of the 80th brigade and were destroyed by anti-tank weapons.
In this battle, thanks to the skillful actions of the tank crew, our units inflicted significant losses on the Russian-terrorist forces, liberated the settlement, saved numerous lives of our service members, and saved the equipment. And the territory of Pisky-Radkivski was liberated.
Later, the tank crew took part in the liberation of the villages of Lower Solone and Pidlyman.
"Black Tulip" squad
517th battalion "Gaidamaky"
"Mac", the squad commander of "Black tulip" Stuhna-P, a Ukrainian anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system managed to destroy 13 units of enemy armored vehicles in 7 days of fighting. "We thought for a long time about how to call a squad, and the commander decided so. Where we lived, many flowers were growing on the porch, and among them one tulip was black, and that's how we got our name," says the Stuhna operator.
The commander told his boys: "Powerful, motivated, brave, and energetic." The squad commander is one of the most experienced military personnel, provides training, and does his best to help everyone.
The "Black Tulip" squad began its combat journey from the Luhansk direction, where it showed a high score on destroying the enemy. Immediately upon arrival in Lyman, they received a combat position for work.
"Mac", as a commander, showed himself to be responsible, decisive, and courageous. Once, three enemy tanks fired at Ukrainian positions. A soldier from another unit was wounded nearby. Then "Mac" provided first aid and organized the evacuation of the wounded.
At the same time, starting in April, they started working with "Stuhna" and came under fire from enemy anti-aircraft guns. They searched for the necessary positions for a whole week, took aim, and from May 2 they began to destroy enemy equipment intensively.
In 7 days, 13 pieces of equipment were destroyed. On the 1st day - 3 armored personnel carriers and 1 tank; 2nd day - 1 armored personnel carrier, and 1 tank; on the third day - 3 tanks; on the 4th - 1 tank and 1 armored personnel carrier. On the last day, they managed to hit the two Tiger armored cars with one shot (!). Later, "Black Tulip" liquidated the "Ural" car with personnel.
Every fighter is valuable in the squad because being an anti-tank is not easy. "Stuhna" squad must get into position undetected, moving heavy equipment weighing 104 kg, including 1 rocket (30 kg). However, there should be more than one rocket! The imperceptible movement of a heavy complex is a test of endurance for the entire squad. Then the adaptation to conditions and a lasting observation, which could take several days, and striking blows. Therefore, "Black Tulip" are masters of their craft: skillful, focused, strong, and enduring.