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Location: Ilovaisk, Ukraine
Date: Augest 18, 2014
Friendly Forces: Armed Forces of Ukraine and Territorial Defence Battalions
Enemy Forces: Donbass People's Militia and Russian Ground Force
Event: Battle of Ilovaisk
We will be watching the Ukrainian side, which was one of the groups to storm the city. The Ukrainian forces can be identified by the yellow armbands and two white vertical stripes on vehicles.
0:17- Are technicals still a thing? They don't seem armoured, they might be used for transport instead of a fighting vehicle.
0:24- NOPE! I was wrong. You can see that truck is going in reverse, using the grenade launcher (can't tell which model) for support.
0.27-Also, they need to spread out. One rocket or explosion on the tank can wipe out most of those soldiers. Sure, use the BMP for cover, but space out.
0:35- I'm not sure why they are engaging with small arms when they have a BMP. At this point, they need to keep moving and use the BMP as cover and support it as well.
1:00- Rocket was deployed from the Ukrainian side. I'm assuming the BMPs have no ammunition? Seems odd.
1:04- The soldiers are advancing slowly up to the city...in a MASS gaggle! You can also observe quite a few rocket launchers on their backs. Black smoke can be seen in the distance from a vehicle. (possibly from the rocket launcher from earlier?)
1:13- They need to use cover and concealment. Sure they took cover along the barricade in the road, but there is a whole section of woods right beside them.
1:38- Burning car.
1:57- Looks like a old cache. The soldier recording needs to get out of that view from the open.
2:13- I can't tell where his head is facing, but it's horrible room clearing.
2:20- Rounds can be observed going through the dry wall. This time the soldier is smart and staying away from the rounds. I would recommend going into another room, such as back by the stairwell for cover. But good job staying away!
2:44- This isn't too bad right now but....
3:02- WAY too many people in that room! Especially when a few soldiers are at an "at ease" mentality (sitting down, facing enemy gunfire, weapons not at the ready, people walking/standing in front of windows)
3:08- Linking a machine gun belt into a drum. It might be for that PKM used earlier.
3:25- That's a BIG KNIFE (soldier with yellow safety glasses).
3:28- Close up of what appears to be a M72 Law or an RPG-22
4:03- They could be waiting around for action, but still a bad spot to do it.
5:07- Better formation than earlier. They just need a bit more distance (such as 5-7 meters)
5:23- Heavy action starts. I'm not sure if it's the same day, or when the OPFOR encircled the Ukrainians a few days later.
5:36- The only sane thing here, a doggo!
5:39- YES! FINALLY! They are using tactics and their head by using the BMP for cover! Still, not a single spent round has been fired from that BMP
6:33- Patient dog awaits the outcome of his new owner.