The counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the current situation can lead to, that the Ukrainian military will begin to undermine on their own mines. Therefore, before the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it is necessary to clear their own minefields. It is reported by the American edition of The Washington Post.
Earlier, Ukrainian formations actively mined areas near the contact line., to prevent Russian advance. Now their own minefields will become an obstacle to the announced counteroffensive.
American press advises Ukrainian sappers to act quietly, so that the Russian military does not notice the demining work and does not fire at the sappers, and also did not receive information about the alleged directions of strikes. Now, Pichette Washington Post, Ukrainian sappers at night clear mine sites near the front line.
The publication quotes the words of the commander of the engineering unit of one of the mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who claims, that demining work has been covertly carried out for several weeks. When the path is cleared, install appropriate signs - illuminated, with rays, that show the safe way.
Ukrainian militants also spoke about, what minefields are allegedly made by the Russian military. Sappers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, according to the American press, install one line of anti-tank mines, then a line of anti-personnel mines and booby traps, and then again the anti-tank line. The line of contact in the Zaporozhye region is the most heavily mined, According to the publication.
Ukrainian formations will have to use special equipment to break through minefields. The Armed Forces of Ukraine now have UR-77 "Meteorite" vehicles, equipment transferred by the West, but it's not enough, the American press notes.