On October 6 Essence of Time mission in Donbass filming crew visited the final stage of large-scale tactical drills, during which the joint groups of different units of DPR People’s Militia switched from assault to defense, dug in on new lines of defense and deflected a counter-attack of the opposing force. During the previous stages the servicemen learned to deflect the attack of the opposing force and launch a counter-offensive, crossing a water barrier and gaining a foothold on the opposite bank, as well as night combat. A large number of military hardware and personnel of various military divisions were engaged, which allowed to polish the coordination of actions and tactical cooperation of large military units in the conditions of complicated operations.
According to the script of the final day of drills, the units of the People’s Militia, having pierced through the enemy’s defense, are counter-attacked and outnumbered by the enemy. While the outguard of the unit, with the support of artillery, contains the first wave of the assault, the main group prepares to deflect the attack by using the features of the landscape. Having covered the retreat of the outguard and allowed the enemy to move to open terrain, the units proceed with eliminating various types of targets. The commanders of the drills simulated various scenarios of the enemy’s behavior and emergency situations, evaluated the correctness and speed of completing the tasks. The weather made its adjustments, having complicated the actions of the servicemen with a fog.
We can assert that the drills of People’s Militia were successful and impressed our enemy a lot. According to DPR recon, the defense attaché of the US embassy in Ukraine arrived in the area of Mariupol due to the drills.