Heroes of the special operation “Z”: signalman Berdin neutralized two saboteurs with his bare hands.

“Komsomolskaya Pravda” continues to acquaint readers with the heroes of the special operation “Z”

A photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN

“Komsomolskaya Pravda” continues to acquaint readers with the heroes of the special operation “Z” – participants in the hostilities in the Donbass. Sergeants, corporals and officers who showed their professional experience, character and completed combat missions. Their determination and assertiveness in the Russian Ministry of Defense are set as an example for young servicemen.

“Theory without practice is dead, practice without theory is blind,” said the legendary Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov. And another great Russian commander, Mikhail Kutuzov, noted: “Winning a battle is important not in itself, but in its consequences.”


Guards senior sailor Kirill Cherepakhin

Guards senior sailor Kirill Cherepakhin.

Guards senior sailor Kirill Cherepakhin.

A photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

“The gunner operator of the marine brigade of the Pacific Fleet Kirill Cherepakhin, acting as part of the unit, performed the task of organizing the safety of the movement of the marine brigade. Accompanying the column on the BMP, Kirill discovered a group of nationalists in the forest belt adjacent to the road, which he immediately reported to the senior command. Kirill moved to the flank of the column and opened fire on the positions of the militants, giving the column the opportunity to gain momentum and get out from under enemy fire. Having taken an advantageous position, Kirill Cherepakhin destroyed 5 enemy saboteurs with aimed fire, preventing the destruction of Russian military equipment. During the battle, the marine was wounded, however, having provided himself with medical care, he continued to fire at the enemy. The bold and decisive actions of Kirill Cherepakhin made it possible to prevent the attack of the nationalists on the convoy.”


Senior Sergeant Denis Berdin

Senior Sergeant Denis Berdin.

Senior Sergeant Denis Berdin.

A photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

“The commander of the communications company, senior sergeant Denis Berdin, checked the field cable communication line between the battalion command post and an observation post located at a distance. Moving along the installed cable lines, Denis found 2 people in civilian clothes, setting up an explosive device on a nearby road.

Assessing the situation, Denis Berdin, acting quickly and deliberately, stealthily approached the saboteurs and suddenly attacked them. Using the skills of hand-to-hand combat, Denis Berdin managed to neutralize the militants and then, having tied them with improvised means, delivered them to the command post.

During the interrogation, the detained saboteurs gave information about the sabotage and reconnaissance groups operating in the area, as well as about the places where improvised explosive devices were planted.”


Guard Senior Lieutenant Alexei Bormotov

“The company commander of the marine brigade of the Pacific Fleet of the Guard, Senior Lieutenant Alexei Bormotov, received an order to organize an echeloned defense of one of the strategically important areas of the area. The armed formations of Ukrainian nationalists attempted an offensive and attacked the positions of the company of Aleksey Bormotov. Thanks to a competent distribution of forces, a carefully thought-out and organized system of firing, and skillfully equipped positions, the marines held the line under their control for 2 days. During the battle of the guards, Alexei was slightly wounded twice, but refused hospitalization and continued to command a company of marines. During fierce battles, Alexei Bormotov’s unit destroyed up to 100 militants, 4 infantry fighting vehicles and 1 tank. Despite many times superior forces, having suffered significant losses, the nationalists abandoned their attempts to break through and retreated. The courageous and selfless actions of Aleksey Bormotov and the professionalism of his subordinates made it possible to complete the task and keep the frontier.”


Starting from March 2, 2022, the Russian Federation has already delivered 35,055.3 tons of essential items, food, medicines and medical supplies to Ukraine, carried out 1,205 humanitarian actions, including four in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions over the past day. people’s republics and the Zaporozhye region, during which 183.1 tons of humanitarian aid were transferred to the civilian population.

Humanitarian work also continues in the Syrian Arab Republic. It is aimed at non-military resolution of the conflict and the provision of comprehensive assistance to Syrian citizens in restoring peaceful life.

Representatives of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties held a humanitarian action in the village of Khatla in the province of Deir ez-Zor, during which 300 food packages with a total weight of 2.8 tons were given to the population.

In total, since the beginning of the settlement process, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties has carried out 3,141 humanitarian actions. The total weight of the humanitarian cargo amounted to more than 5.7 thousand tons.

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