Structure of Russian fortifications in Zaporizhzhia
Олександр Солонько Олександр Солонько Військовий, фахівець з комунікацій

Structure of Russian fortifications in Zaporizhzhia

War with Russia Zaporizhia

In this video, dear friends, we are shown one of the most formidable Russian strongholds situated in the Robotine-Novoprokopivka area. This stronghold comprises a complex system of trenches, tunnels, and dugouts, serving as firing positions that the Russian invaders are fiercely clinging to.

Initially, we observe the trench and firing position system. Based on our surveillance and tracking of the invaders’ equipment and personnel movements, we have been able to confirm their routes of approach to these positions.

While these routes may seem obvious, it is imperative to thoroughly study and verify all gathered data, which accounts for the formalistic approach.

As we scrutinize these positions from an aerial perspective, we can discern the presence of bunker roofs.

However, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Some trenches are covered from above, often at a considerable distance. Though they may not adhere strictly to the conventional definition of tunnels, they effectively function as such. These trench tunnels are strategically designed to conceal the number of personnel and their movements within the trenches, particularly from reconnaissance drones.

Through aerial reconnaissance, we are not only able to determine the routes used by the invaders to access and exit the stronghold but also identify the entry and exit points of this extensive trench network.

Now, let’s turn our attention to the “tunnels.” Despite what the soldiers in the forward units report, there is indeed a classic tunnel beneath the road connecting Robotine and Novoprokopivka, linking both flanks of this system.

Furthermore, we have information that extensive dugouts, essentially forming a second underground level deep beneath the ground, also exist here. The invaders dedicated considerable time and effort to excavate these underground structures.

Following intense combat and artillery bombardment, our artillery successfully exposed these concealed dugouts and covered trenches. This, in turn, sheds light on the complexity of the task at hand.

Additionally, only after concentrated artillery operations in the western entry area of these positions will it become apparent to the untrained eye just how effectively certain trench tunnels on this side were camouflaged.

The invaders skillfully leveraged the surrounding forest to prepare and hide these positions. Such fortifications demand meticulous and vigilant reconnaissance efforts from our side. The invaders are well aware of our areas of interest and are making every effort to impede our reconnaissance activities.

War with Russia Zaporizhia