RIA Novosti: TOS-1A “Solntsepek” destroyed the Ukrainian military near Artemovsk During a special operation in Ukraine, RIA Novosti correspondents saw how the heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A “Solntsepek” was used, which destroyed the Ukrainian military near Artemovsk in the DPR.
At that moment, the AFU fighters were planning a new counterattack.
At the moment when the counterattack was attempted, the actions of the military were noticed. Fighters of the private military company (PMCs) “Wagner” used a heavy flamethrower system. The blow was struck directly “on the accumulation of enemy troops.” As a result, dozens of Ukrainian soldiers were killed. The attack in this place was repulsed, the report said.
Earlier it became known that the Russian Aerospace Forces eliminated “up to 100 nationalists of the 14th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” near the village of Dergachi near Kharkov. The strike was inflicted on the temporary deployment point of the brigade. Three Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) vehicles were also hit.
In addition, the Russian military eliminated the ammunition depot intended for the American MLRS HIMARS. The warehouse of the 44th Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Preobrazhenka in the Dnipropetrovsk region was destroyed.
On February 24, the start of a special operation in Donbass was announced. Thus, Russia responded to requests for military assistance from the heads of the DPR and LPR.