“I’m not going to fight for the idea – I just don’t like what they’re doing. When I saw in the news that there were children killed… why sit at all?”
This is how the fighter of the Right Sector Volunteer Battalion, a friend of Raven, talks about his motivation to go to war. He just worked out his shot from a Soviet RPG-7 – hit the target, even with a foggy sight.
When asked how he succeeded, he briefly answers: “I’m lucky.”
RPG-7 is the loudest weapon in training that the UE has found. Beginners standing nearby are advised to wear headphones, if any, or at least open their mouths.
The UE journalist, who is holding a camera at the time of the grenade departure, is shaking her hands for the first time. Then you get used to it.
RPG-7 is almost the only Soviet-style weapon in training that the UE found. All other weapons are American: Brawning 50 M2HB machine gun, PSRL1 grenade launcher, 60 mm M224 assault mortar.
According to a friend of Predator, who is currently teaching fighters to shoot with an American machine gun, the transition from Soviet to American weapons is quite fast, but not without problems. Sometimes it comes from Western partners without instructors and instructions. But it is much easier to work with it.
The Predator himself was a fighter in the French Legion a few months ago. The Russian invasion on February 24 just caught him on vacation in Ukraine. He decided not to return to France.
Having learned to work with a large part of NATO weapons, he is now transferring his skills to the Air Force.
More details – in the report of “Ukrainian Truth”.
A photo report from the exercises can be viewed on the Ukrainian Pravda Facebook page .
Olga Kyrylenko, Nazariy Mazilyuk, UE
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