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You might remember the video of the Ukrainian solider whose rifle got hit during a firefight in the woods that got over 5 million views on this channel. Well this is the backstory to it.
We got in contanct with the soldier who filmed this clip and he was willing to share some more insights with you guys.
His name is Igor and he is back in the fight.
The reality is that at the very beginning they were a part of the territorial defense. More like volunteer defenders. All they were provided are AK47s and ammo. No equipment. At the very beginning, they didn’t even have bulletproof vests. Igor used to own a hunting and fishing store. So he donated everything that can be of any help to others and partially equipped his team.
Later as we got more help from our allies – they got some RPGs and NLAWs. The team did a good job tracking groups of armed vehicles. So mostly they have tracking and recon objectives. The video that he shot was actually one of the ambushes they did. They actually end up destroying a couple of armed vehicles that day.
Later on, the group was re-organized into a squad with the code-name "Molotki" ( Hummers). They were attached to the Special Forces of the Security Service of Ukraine. This sounds cool.. but the paperwork is a long process – meanwhile, some members of the squad are still not officially attached to that group. Igor said that they even purchase fuel and supplies out of their pockets. Unfortunately, they already drained all their personal savings. That is why they asking for help. Igor had to pay out of his pocket all medical bills.
They need some help to get supplies and more important – thermal and night vision goggles, Quadcopters and laptops.
Quadcopters are super useful.. but they don’t live long. On average 2 weeks. After that, they got lost/been shot down.
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