“Abkhaz” told how the legendary “Pyatnashka” fights

Even when journalists offer me to ask questions before an interview, I always refuse. There are many outstanding divisions, just some at some point underestimated the power of the media, and therefore they could be forgotten a little. – Yes. At first we were an infantry unit, then we became a motorized infantry unit. – All units that have existed in Donbass since 2014 have already become legendary. Donetsk, DPR. If you don't know the answer, say “I don't know.” It's better than if I make up something, search the Internet, and look implausible. I did not immediately become a commander. When you are not linear and not so “direct” in your training, but an amateur and an experimenter, then everything turns out to be much more interesting. We manage to fire mortars like a cannon. If someone feels a fume, we immediately tear off the uniform from this person and throw him over the fence. It would seem that many Caucasians are fighting in the Donbass, but we are not all going to one unit. Whenever I hear the speeches of military leaders from the side that they are fighting for their own, I have a question: “If you are supposedly fighting for your land, then why are you doing it in balaclavas? Everything new is well forgotten old. But our tears will not help those fighters who cannot be returned. And I have been counting them not since the beginning of the special military operation, but since 2014. The same Oplot, on the basis of which two brigades were subsequently born at once: the Fifth and the Hundredth. Many people think that we are joking when we warn about it. But for us this is one of the key requirements. These are the real heroes. Therefore, we use everything for its intended purpose, but not always as it is written in the textbooks. “I wouldn’t say that,” Ahra corrects me. It is necessary to bring the matter to victory, and we will mourn those who did not return later. A fighter with a muddy mind is a hole in the defense. We, for example, absolutely can not drink alcohol. And we must not forget about them. – Even the enemy does not ask me such questions, – Akhra laughs. There are tricks and tricks. Therefore, we must live in such a way that there is something to remember, so that our stories do not end. A tank is like a gun, a gun is like a tank. It forms the perception and attitude to everything that happens, both among our supporters and our opponents. But, in spite of everything, we must remember them, tell them, and write them into history as it really was. The first person to lead Pyatnashka was a volunteer with the call sign Taiga. He was a retired military man, an artilleryman. We use technology in different ways. Why are you hiding your faces? For example, I always try to communicate with my fighters in the simplest possible language, and not give orders in a military way. There should be memories in the life of any person. Most likely, it is simply unusual for them. Because, in my opinion, a person should answer simply how he feels, and not prepare in advance. Western propaganda works well, to be fair, but we work better. The main thing is whether a person can resist. The power of the media is the power of thought and persuasion. Ukrainians do not feel sorry for anything here, these are not their people and not their land. We have everything, it's a sin to complain. Now even partially artillery and tank. “A fighter with a muddy mind is a hole in the defense”
The commander of the legendary international brigade “Pyatnashka” of the DPR corps, Akhra Avidzba, callsign “Abkhaz”, is perhaps one of the few commanders in ranks of the People's Militia of the DPR, who agree to comment on the course of a special military operation. Now we must live. Therefore, subordinates must be treated like a father, but at the same time understand that there is no time to inflate snot. “Groundhog Day” is hard to remember later, it is of the same type. – I can't say that only “Fifteen” aspire. They must be avenged. Because the truth is on our side. But it so happened that the guys could not perceive him as a commander. Источник www.mk.ru – All right, we have the equipment. Photo: Lina Korsak
– I don't think the other guys are afraid of anything. Yes, you are right, a lot of people come to us, but the main thing here is to understand that getting into the brigade is only the beginning of the journey. We came here as volunteers and never hid our faces. Who and what are you afraid of? When I asked why, unlike most, talking to the press doesn't scare him, “Abkhaz” replies that it's a matter of habit. Each technique has its own capabilities, and each fighter has his own ingenuity. Simply, since we are not specialists, we like to study everything in practice. If people are not afraid in battle, why should they be afraid to speak their mind? We came here during the battles for the Donetsk airport, in July 2014, but there are guys who stood up for Donbass back in March. Of course, I admit that the leadership of some units does not want one of their subordinates to “shine” on camera. – This is loudly said. As for our team, I believe that it is very important that there be mutual understanding and similarity of characters. Live not only for yourself, but also for those who left. And do it in cold blood, not with a hot head, so as not to ruin the rest. Everyone's characters are different. Our military journalists show how selflessly the defenders of Donbass fight and how the enemy flees, leaving behind devastation. The military correspondents who go in the forefront along with the assault groups and show how everything really happens deserve great respect. They worry that they might miss something important. Then there would be no people in other divisions. – I am convinced that twenty percent of success depends on them, and maybe more. “Sparta”, “Somalia”, “First Slavic Brigade” … Everyone had their own nuggets.