In October, one photo appeared Newly built Russian defense line About Russian-occupied cities in Luhansk Province in eastern Ukraine, such as Hersk.
It consists of triangular concrete blocks intended to prevent Ukrainian vehicles and tanks from moving east.
“Garden decorations,” people joked on social media.
– lack of technical implementation, As Lieutenant-Colonel and Director of the Military School Palle Ydstebø said:noting that Ukrainians can only move them around and drive.
British intelligence now writes that the Russians were unaffected by the propaganda, however, they laid similar lines around the strategically important port city of Mariupol.
– Russia began building defensive structures around the occupied city of Mariupol. They wrote that manufacturers supplement them with pyramid-shaped concrete blocks, known as “dragon’s teeth,” to put sticks in the wheels of enemy tanks.
The British have indications that Russia erected this structure between Mariupol and the village of Nikolsk in the northwest, as well as the city and village of Stari Kerim in the Crimea in the south.
– The Dragon’s Teeth were also sent to occupied Zaporizhzhya and Kherson, to prepare for defensive actions around the cities, reads the intelligence.
(1/5) Russia started building defensive structures around the city of Mariupol in occupied southern Ukraine. Two factories produce pyramidal anti-tank concrete structures, known as dragon’s teeth, for this purpose.
– Ministry of Defense 🇬🇧 (DefenceHQ) November 8, 2022
The line of defense discussed in October is said to have been built by the terrifying mercenary group Wagner, who is fighting for Putin’s Russia in Ukraine.
The group was founded and led by the notorious oligarch known as “Putin’s Chef”, Yevgeny Prigozhin.
This is why the font is also called the “Wagner font”.
According to the British, the new barriers now being built indicate that Russia is now making a major effort to prepare defenses away from its current front lines.
– They may do this to reduce the risk of Ukrainian advances in the event of a breakthrough, they write.
If they do the job of immunization correctly, it will not be wasted, as Ydstebø points out:
– But then barriers such as dragon’s teeth, tank trenches, minefields, barbed wire obstacles and trenches with cover that can withstand artillery fire are required. The Lieutenant Colonel told Dagbladet that in Kherson they are said to be creating three lines, and they likely have it in order to be able to withstand a strong attack.
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