What I did to destroy Russian pantonne bridge over Siverskyi Donets - a thread 🧵 Here you go -> -> ->
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The context: I am UA military engineering + EOD officer. I have served one turn in Donbas prior to the recent invasion. Recently, I have accomplished a mission which made huge impact on Russian losses and completely screwed up their plans to encircle Lysychansk.
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Initially, there was intelligence from frontline units that there are Russians on the other side of the river and they gather various vehicles. So, my commander asked on 6th May me as one of the best military engineers to do engineering reconnaissance on Siverskyi Donets river
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Together with recon units for backup, I went to explore the area of Hryhorivka and Bilohorivka on 7th May. Frontline units in Bilohorivka reported multiple RU vehicles gathering on the other side of the river.

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With that flow of the river, I knew they would need motorized boats to arrange such a bridge, and it would take them at least two hours of work. Took me a day to check everything. And I had to do it on 8th of May as well. So, reported this information I had to my commanders.
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Also, I told the unit who observed that part of the river that they need to be on the look out for sound of motor boats. Visibility was shit in the area because Russians put fields & forests on fire, and were throwing a lot of smoke grenades. On top of that, it was foggy.
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They had to hear the sound. And they did on May 8th early morning. Right at the place I said. I was there to check it as well - and I have seen with my drone as Russians do the pontonne bridge. Reported immediately to commanders.
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Looking back, I think my recon + hints to the river unit made the biggest impact. I outplayed RU mil engineers. Russians attempted to place a bridge RIGHT in the place where I guessed. River unit didn’t see RU units, but was able to hear motor boats and report it immediately
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Artillery was ready. We have been able to confirm Russians mounted 7 parts of the bridge out of 8. Russians have even succeeded to move some troops and vehicles over the river. Combats started.
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8. In ~20 minutes after recon unit confirmed Russian bridge being mounted, HEAVY ARTILLERY engaged against Russian forces, and then aviation chipped in as well. I was still in the area, and I have never seen / heard such heavy combat in my life.
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After one day of combats, 9th May morning the bridge was down. Some Russian forces (~30-50 vehicles + infantry) were stuck on Ukrainian side of the river with no way back. They tried to run away using broken bridge. Then they tried to arrange a new bridge.
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Then, Aviation started heavy bombing of the area and it destroyed all the remains of Russians there, and other bridge they tried to make. Rumors say it’s ~1500 RU dead. Their strategic objective was to cross the river and then encircle Lysychansk. They miserably failed.
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10th May pontonne bridge was completely down. That’s about time when you started to get all the pictures from the area. I was on the ground, doing the work there, alongside with other Ukrainian heroes. I did my part and it had significant impact. Proud to serve Ukraine!
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I do the work here and my friend @dim0kq from Lviv supplies me & my unit with drones, rangefinders, EOD equipment, cigarettes and sweets.
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I have already received many useful things from Dimko funded with donations so keep it up please! It’s very useful here, it allows us to be effective and make impact.
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If you want to my support what I do and supply me with the right equipment, please donate to PayPal d1mnewz@gmail.com - @dim0kq PayPal account with a note ‘To Max - for work’.
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