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Russian tankers are sent to the storming of Grozny together with the Chechen opposition in November 1994, was not supposed to participate in it — therefore, when preparing for battle, no one paid any attention to the idle stabilizer guns, from which tankers could not conduct aimed fire. About it “lente.ru” said Lieutenant General retired, former head of public relations Center of the Federal counterintelligence service Alexander Mikhailov.
According to him, it was assumed that fighting in General will not — “would shit themselves and run away”.
“We somehow tank is some mystical fantastic weapon: whether in 1991 in Moscow, be it in Vilnius, whether in Grozny. Somehow, it is believed that a tank came and all immediately perished, and said, Oh, I give up,” — said the source “Tape.ru”.
Mikhailov said he did not know who made the decision to send Russian soldiers and officers in the tanks to Grozny. Initially it was assumed that for this task they had only to teach the Chechen crews. “When my Director FSK Sergey Stepashin, speaking on the phone with someone, said, “They’re not supposed to be.” I know that the answer was: “it So happened”. Who he was talking to, I don’t know,” he said.
In 1994, Russia began the First Chechen war (the official name — the Restoration of constitutional order in the Chechen Republic), whose aim was to regain control over the territory of Chechnya, which in 1991 was proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. It lasted until 31 August 1996, the result was killed more than five thousand Russian soldiers and 80 thousand civilians.
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