How it was (2001) 04/17/2001
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Last height of the 6th company, 2000.
On February 29, 2000, at the height of 776.0, near the village of Ulus-Kert, the 6th company of the 104th regiment of the Pskov Airborne Division took over the battle against 2000 militants of Khattab, this was one of the bloodiest and longest fights of the 2nd Chechen campaign.
There should not have been any militants in the height area at all - as intelligence reports, - the paratroopers only had to calmly rise to their heights and wait out the night.
By the morning had to go technique and the main force.
The militants appeared unexpectedly, the height lay on their way to Dagestan, and for some reason did not report their route to intelligence.
The battalion commander Mark Evtyukhin had a choice: to go to his own, that is, to miss the gang, or to take the fight, and therefore, to die.
For each paratrooper accounted for 20 militants.
Combat chose to fight.
The height was taken from the fifth attack.
Of the 90 paratroopers left 6, by the morning they came to his.
And the militants were not able to get into Shali - the height they occupied covered the Russian artillery with fire.
For this fight, 21 paratroopers received the title of Hero of Russia, 20 of them - posthumously.
In the studio, the participants of the battle and the relatives of the dead paratroopers: ordinary 6th company of the 104th regiment of the Pskov Airborne Division Alexei Komarov and Roman Khristolyubov, Vladimir Nikolayevich Vorobev (father of the deceased senior lieutenant Alexei Vorobiev), Lilia Vladimirovna Evtyukhin (widow of the Hero of Russia, commander Mark Evtyukhin).
The program used fragments of the plot of the Vremya program about the visit of Vladimir Putin to the battlefield of the 6th company and memorial service at the Pskov Trinity Cathedral, footage of Chechen campaign chronicles, excerpts from the American TV programs Good Morning, Vietnam!
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