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40 ROSGUARD SERVICEMEN WERE AWARDED FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE LIBERATION OF THE CITY OF IZYUM FROM THE NATIONALISTS IN THE KHARKOV REGION

The Special Forces units of the National Guard Troops Federal Service of the Russian Federation performed a military feat, crossing the Seversky Donets River during the operation to liberate the city of Izyum from Ukrainian nationalists in the Kharkov district of Ukraine.

The servicemen of several Special Forces units, as well as the officers of the Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR) of Rosguard, crossed the river at night on the outskirts of the city, captured by nationalist formations, and quickly seized the bridgehead. During the following days, they repelled continuous counterattacks by numerically superior units of Armed Forces of Ukraine and nationalists, thereby pining down large enemy forces and ensuring the installation of a pontoon bridge by the units of the Armed Forces of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The Rosguard servicemen took the brunt of the militants’ attack on themselves, blocked the bandit group with skillful maneuvers, and inflicted serious damage to the enemy’s manpower and equipment.

In addition, during the battle, they were able to expand the bridgehead, and also capture several leaders of nationalist formations and accomplices of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, seized important documents.

Thanks to the competent actions of the Special Forces units of the Russian National Guard Troops, it was possible to repel the attacks and hold the bridgehead, implement the most difficult combat task and at the same time save the lives of a large number of soldiers and officers.

For the courage and heroism shown in this battle, 40 servicemen of the Rosguard are recommended for state awards.


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