One of the Ukrainian military units, which is located in the town of Artemovsk in the Donetsk region, was attacked by the terrorists on a truck and two cars at midnight June 8 to 9, 2014. They used automatic weapons, under-barrel grenade launchers and RPGs. The Ukrainian soldiers repelled the attack and forced the militants to retreat after sustained combat. They captured the KAMAZ truck that belonged to the terrorists. The servicemen searched the vehicle and found a 12.7 mm machine gun "Kord", three 30 mm automatic grenade launchers AGS-17 with ammunition and the flag of the Russian Federation, the report says.
The KAMAZ truck has armored windscreen that can be clearly seen on the pictures taken after battle. It also has armored sides. The cabin top has a special hole that can be used, for example, to install a machine gun. Ukrainian soldiers say that they managed to stop the KAMAZ only after hitting the engine and the wheels by 7,62 gauge ammunition. Usual 5,45 gauge ammunition made no harm to it.
"The trucks of that type are not produced in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Russian JSC "KAMAZ" does produce trucks of this type and some of them are armored, " the Ukrainian Defense Ministry insists.