Major of Yakutia, hero of special operation “Z”, twice saved refugees from shelling

A picture: Alexander KOTS

We continue to introduce you to the heroes of the special operation “Z” – participants in the hostilities in the Donbass. Soldiers, sergeants, corporals and officers who showed their professional experience, character and completed combat missions. Their determination, assertiveness and combat experience in the Russian Ministry of Defense, in the police units of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics receive the highest praise.

Our heroes thwarted the attacks and prevented the Nationalists’ counter-offensive, for which they received state awards. But they do not serve for the sake of praise and distinction. The military is sure that the enemy has no chance of success, because Donbass and Russia are fighting for a just cause.

“Pray to God, victory comes from Him. God is our general, He guides us, ”said Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov, who did not lose a single battle. And he repeated: “The executioner is also polite.”


Lieutenant Colonel Evgeny Artamonov

“Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Artamonov, acting as part of a tactical battalion group of the Russian Armed Forces, carried out the task of liberating one of the settlements from illegal armed formations of Ukrainian nationalists. On the outskirts of the village, the militants organized a layered defense. Eugene, skillfully directing the actions of his subordinates, decided, taking into account the conditions of the terrain, to deliver a concentrated blow to the flank of the enemy. Despite the superior forces of the enemy, Artamonov’s subordinates destroyed 2 enemy strongholds, 1 enemy infantry fighting vehicle and more than 15 nationalists during the fighting. Thanks to the skillful leadership of the entrusted personnel, the professionalism and experience of Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Artamonov, as well as the coordinated actions of his subordinates, a gap appeared in the defensive entrenchments of the enemy, which allowed to develop the offensive and liberate the settlement .


Captain Sergey Borisenko

“A platoon commanded by Captain Sergei Borisenko, acting as part of a battalion of tactical group of Russian self-propelled gunners, carried out the task of liberating one of the settlements from the armed formations of Ukrainian nationalists. Moving in one direction with his platoon, Sergei discovered a well-equipped line of defense and a large concentration of Nationalist manpower. Having skillfully built a firing system taking into account the conditions of the terrain, Borisenko, together with his subordinates, attacked the positions of Ukrainian militants.

During the battle, Borisenko’s platoon destroyed long firing points with machine gun and grenade launcher crews of the Nationalists, which made it possible to create a gap in the enemy’s defense lines. The rapid breakthrough of the defenses of Captain Borisenko’s platoon allowed the main troops of the battalion’s tactical group to gain a foothold there in the shortest possible time.


Major Alexander Yakutin

“Major Alexander Yakutin conducted military-political activities from the first days of the special military operation in a difficult combat situation. During the displacement of Ukrainian nationalists from their positions in one of the tactical directions, he performed the tasks of organizing the work of the interim administration and establishing peaceful life in the settlements liberated from the armed formations of Ukrainian nationalists. To ensure the safety of the civilian population, Alexander performed the task of evacuating civilians deep into the areas liberated from Ukrainian militants. The Nationalists, attempting to stage a provocation against the RF forces, attacked the refugee assembly point with artillery and mortar fire. Yakutin quickly oriented themselves in a difficult situation and quickly evacuated civilians to shelter, causing no casualties among the local population. Furthermore, during the movement along the route, the convoy carrying the civilian population was fired upon again by militants using cluster munitions. Major Yakutin led the column from the firing line to safety, thereby rescuing civilians. Thanks to the courage and courage of Alexander Yakutin, the column of civilians arrived in safe areas without casualties.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at