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​The National Guard of Ukraine Showed How They Destroyed a Cluster of russian Equipment (Video)

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Destroyed russian 2A65 Msta-B 152 mm howitzer / Open source illustrative photo
Destroyed russian 2A65 Msta-B 152 mm howitzer / Open source illustrative photo

Ukrainian artillery prevented the advance of russian equipment, inflicting a devastating blow on the invaders who were trying to advance near Bakhmut, Donetsk region

Three russian 2A65 Msta-B 152 mmtowed howitzers, as well as three MT-LB multi-purpose armored vehicles and one Ural truck were destroyed by Ukrainian artillery fire in the Bakhmut sector.

The video of the battle was released by the Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine Oleksandr Pivnenko. He reported that the russians were preparing their equipment for an assault in the Bakhmut sector. However, russian howitzers and armored vehicles did not have to take part in the offensive. Artillerymen of the "Rubizh" brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine struck a cluster of russian vehicles with fire from howitzers.

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According to the commander of the National Guard of Ukraine, three Msta-B howitzers, three MT-LB armored vehicles and a truck were destroyed.

The Rubizh Brigade (based in Gostomel) was founded in 2016 as part of an experimental program. Its functioning was based on the MDMP (Military decision making process) decision-making model, which is used in US military formations. This model is used for tactical planning, as well as training of battalion headquarters officers.

A russian 2A65 Msta-B 152 mm howitzer that was damaged by the Ukrainian artillery fire in Mykolaiv Oblast in March 2022, Defense Express
A russian 2A65 Msta-B 152 mm howitzer that was damaged by the Ukrainian artillery fire in Mykolaiv Oblast in March 2022 / Illustrative photo by twitter.com/UAWeapons

This is not the first time when the Defense Forces of Ukraine destroy a cluster of Msta-B howitzers. In 2022, the Kakhovka Operational Group posted a video showing how a tank unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine crushed an enemy Msta-B battery. The tanks, the models of which have not been released, destroyed a russian artillery position with at least two towed 152mm Msta-B howitzers by firing from closed positions. Then not a single russian gunner survived. We also wrote earlier, Ukrainian Special Forces Destroyed russian Msta-B Howitzer in Bakhmut Direction.

russian MT-LB that was destroyed by Ukrainian troops, Defense Express
russian MT-LB that was destroyed by Ukrainian troops / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Frces of Ukraine

As for MT-LB multi-purpose armored vehicles – occupiers showed a lot of rather curious samples of how they tried to use the vehicles in rather unusual manner. Defense Express previously reported, that the russians were increasingly turning MT-LB into "kamikaze vehicles".

We also wrote, that the russians used A-22 naval MLRS mounted on MT-LB vehicle in the Kherson region as well as they installed the S-60 anti-aircraft gun on the MT-LB armored vehicle too.

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