Lawyer Ilya Novikov: It’s been an extremely productive week on the Savchenko case #FreeSavchenko

By Ilya Novikov, Attorney for Nadiya Savchenko
08.01.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

[It’s been] an extremely productive week on the Savchenko case.

Even a month ago I did not think that we would be going to court with such a splendid alibi and such international support. But first things first.

1. Nadiya’s book “The Strong name Nadiya” [“Hope”] was submitted for publication. She asked me to write the preface – to explain to everyone that it was I who persuaded her [to write it], rather than her taking to writing due to excess of literary ambitions. Myself, I have never read any prefaces in my life, and I have no idea what people write in them, and what their purpose is in the first place. But I honestly recounted how everything happened. The publisher promised to release a pilot print run before the verdict. The book is funny, you can read it in one breath; it reminds me of the Sea Stories by Alexander Pokrovsky.

2. The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of European countries informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine that their diplomatic representatives will be present at the hearings for cases of Savchenko and Sentsov. Donetsk [Rostov Oblast of the Russian Federaton] is far [to get to] from anywhere, but there were about 5 people from different embassies even at the preliminary hearing. Because it was a closed hearing, they had to wait in the hallway, but they would not leave. Their presence is important in and of itself, even if a diplomat does not speak Russian and does not entirely understand what is happening.

3. The SSU [Security Service of Ukraine] and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine initiated criminal proceedings against two Russian investigators who had clearly falsified evidence in the Savchenko’s case, and against three judges who had extended her detention in violation of her PACE immunity and Russian laws. I was asked to withhold the details for now, especially about another person of interest in these proceedings, so I will not [reveal more at this time].

[Official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Vladimir] Markin, in his usual street-wise style, made a joke in his statement on the Investigative Committee’s website, saying that the prosecutors will get a big fat nothing*, but this joke holds as much water as those of stand-up comedians who mock the MN17 tribunal. I imagine that the defendants in the proceedings do not find this amusing. And the only reason why Markin himself was not included on that list was the restraint exercised by Ukrainian investigators who compiled it. The first version of the list includes only those individuals who are one hundred percent liable for the violation of Article 146 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine [illegal confinement or kidnapping], whose signatures are on the documents, and whose role will be easy to demonstrate to international tribunals. Accomplices and benefactors, as usual, will he dealt with next.
*[“They’ll get a donut hole, not Sharapov.” – quote from the Soviet film The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed]

4. The preliminary hearing in Donetsk [Russia] has been wrapped up. The Rostov Oblast court must make a determination whether it is appropriate to hold a hearing 1,000 km [621 miles] away from all experts and 500 km [310 miles] from half the witnesses. I think that they will quickly give it a green light and return the case to Donetsk, but this pause of a few days was very valuable for us – finally, all expert opinions and expert conclusions that we were expecting have been signed, and are being translated into Russian. They are ruthlessly beautiful.

5. Nadiya’s phone billing records for two phones (with one and two SIM cards) were provided to the Investigative Committee back in December [2014]. Based on one number (operator MTS Ukraine), it appeared that on June 17, at 10:44-10:46 am, Nadiya was in the middle of Luhansk; based on the second (operator life:) and third (MTS Ukraine again) numbers that at 11:02-11:13 am and later, she was in the area of Krasnodonska Street, location of the separatist base in the former military enlistment office, where she was held captive until June 23. The artillery shelling that resulted in the journalists’ death took place at 11:40 am. To avoid acknowledging the alibi, the ICRF found specialists and experts who wrote that, based on the fact that the nearest antenna was not operational, and Savchenko (according to the investigators) was directing fire from a 40-meter mast near Stukalova Balka, her phone could have “caught” the phone mast in Luhansk. Seeing as the operating radius of such phone masts is up to 30 km, there existed a technical possibility that at the time, Nadiya was outside the city…

6. Well, all this turned out to be a complete nonsense.

7. On Tuesday, I received a response to my request  for information from the specialists of life:) [cell phone carrier]. The investigation’s version is baseless. The direction is wrong, the azimuth values are wrong, and [mobile] communications were working without interruptions in the combat area. Because the response [by the carrier] contains proprietary information, I was strongly urged to not make it public, except as part of the court materials. However, the court hearing must be open, and we will read the entire document at the hearing, so that specialists can then verify all calculations. They confirm preliminary findings for the phone data of the number +380630713521 as follows:
17.06.2014 11:02 121 Oboronna street, 105-U, AZ=20
17.06.2014 11:05 136 Shevchenko quarter, no number, AZ=120
17.06.2014 11:07 121 Oboronna street, 105-U, AZ=20
17.06.2014 11:09 121 Oboronna street, 105-U, AZ=20

This is an abridged version of the billing table. Date – time – base station address – azimuth. Azimuth is the most important thing for us. It is an angle value marking the bisecting line of the reception sector of the antenna that made the connection, counting from 0 – northward. Azimuth values of 20 and 120 always correspond to different retransmitting antennas. At 11:02, 11:07, and 11:09, one of Savchenko’s phones was located north of the mast in Oboronna Street, and at 11:05, it connected to another retransmitter. The phone was located southeast from that second transmitted. It COULD have been the area of the enlistment office, and could NOT have been the area of Stukalova Balka.

8. Yesterday, I received a response from the specialists at MTS Ukraine. Same picture again – wrong angles, wrong masts, and the frequency of phones in Stukalova Balka connecting to base stations in Luhansk is 0.0000000%. When making those connections, the phone could not have been there [Stukalova Balka]. This response was not accompanied by a request for strict confidentiality, so we are going to publish it next week along with the original materials and conclusions by the Russian experts. In brief, the billing is as follows:

Phone number  +380508607805:
17.06.2014 11:03 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130
17.06.2014 11:03 101 Oboronna Street, AZ=130
17.06.2014 11:03 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130
17.06.2014 11:03 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130
17.06.2014 11:03 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130
17.06.2014 11:13 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 40
17.06.2014 11:24 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130

Phone number +380664219241:
17.06.2014 10:44 7 Karla Marksa Street, AZ=100
17.06.2014 10:46 16A P. Soroki Street, AZ= 305
17.06.2014 10:46 16A P. Soroki Street, AZ= 305
17.06.2014 10:46 16A P. Soroki Street, AZ= 305
17.06.2014 15:15 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130
17.06.2014 15:15 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130
17.06.2014 15:16 101 Oboronna Street, AZ= 130

If anyone is interested, you can play around with a map and a protractor – it was quite entertaining. For those who are too lazy, our experts have drawn up beautiful illustrations. Everything comes together – at 10:44 am, Nadiya was being taken from Stukalova Balka towards the military recruitment office in Krasnodonska street, passing through the city center; by 11 am, she was delivered there, and she also remained there during the second half of the day.

9. This morning, we received an expert opinion prepared by the Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Science, as requested by the Resolution of the SSU in relation to the criminal case of Savchenko’s kidnapping. [The document is] in Ukrainian, we will post it in full as soon as we translate it. [It is] about a video shot by Yegor Russkiy, the “people’s mayor” of Lutuhyne. He was among the separatists who took Savchenko prisoner. For a start, I was surprised that the ICRF [the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation] submitted the video into evidence in the first place. I filed a motion requesting to locate and question Russkiy, whom we found in Vkontakte [VK social network], even without knowing whether [Russkiy] was his real name. [The motion] included a CD with a YouTube video, which did not shed light on anything. Why the ICRF did not say that Russkiy cannot be found, and why that anonymous footage cannot be included in the case evidence – that I don’t know. Maybe they decided that it would play into their hands. One way or another, Russkiy was summoned from the LNR [Luhansk People’s Republic] and questioned, and had his disc with files taken away from him. After viewing the files, video experts in Kyiv immediately said that the file creation time was changed – moved backwards by 1 hour 30 minutes, in each of the 29 files. The EXIF blocks (whatever those are) contain the original timestamp, recorded by the camera’s timer. This alone is interesting – because someone went to the trouble of editing the files by hand, but did not know that deeper traces would remain. Not a specialist. When I wrote about this briefly, the media immediately reported “Savchenko’s Defense Accuses Investigation of Falsifying Evidence.” Personally, I don’t think this was done by the ICRF, but rather, [I] think that the unskilled falsifier was Russkiy himself. But that is not of critical importance right now.

10. The trouble is, the timer settings in Russkiy’s camera were off from the start, and even with the 1.5 hour adjustment, the time stamps are ridiculous – according to them, the events happened between 19:59 and 23:37 [7:59-11:37 pm] on June 16, while everyone understands that in reality, the time was the morning of the 17th. In our motions, we suggested to the investigators, twice, to try and establish the time using the position of the sun. Knowing place, date, and compass bearings, that is quite an easy task – at least it was considered such when we were graduating, back when astronomy had not yet been replaced by the foundations of Orthodoxy. The ICRF denied our request, and even provided a letter from the Sternberg Astronomical Institute with the Moscow State University, stating that the time of Savchenko’s abduction cannot be determined based [solely] on the footage, because the 11-second fragment of DSCF1379.avi does not show the sun or any other reference points. We suggested to determine the time based on the shots with the sun (there are plenty of those), from other files, and to use that data and the timestamp of each file to estimate, with some error, when the video fragment with Savchenko was filmed. This suggestion was also turned down, without going into detail.

11. Ukrainian experts, however, calculated everything quite simply. They took four appropriate freeze-frames from three different files, measured the angle of the sun’s elevation over the horizon, and tabulated them. It turned out that the recording time of the DSCF1379.avi corresponds to 10:31 am on 17.06.2014, give or take 10 minutes. This fits well with the version that at 10:44 am, Savchenko was being driven through Luhansk, and does not fit at all with the version that at 11:40 am she was directing the fire of Ukrainian howitzers. A plausible explanation also arose as to why Russkiy’s camera had the wrong time setting – if someone does not speak English well, and does not understand the difference between A.M. and P.M., they will not care whether their timer shows 10 in the morning or 10 in the evening. Adjusted back from the artificially subtracted 1.5 hours, the recording time of DSCF1379.avi falls at 22:31 [10:31 pm] on June 16. Without such an adjustment, at 21:01 [9:01 pm], I can easily imagine the people’s mayor of Lutuhyne, is making a statement to the ICRF that Savchenko was captured after noon or even after 1 pm – right after hastily editing the files, dialing back the time that contradicts his version, by the odd hour and a half. Perhaps at the time he thought he was being very ingenious.

All in all, the Investigative Committee had a fantastic run of bad luck in this case. As in the case with the BUK missiles [the MH17 crash], the lower ranks ruined the whole deal for their leaders. Separatists should have taken the phones away from Savchenko right away, and switched them off. Instead of shooting home videos, Yegor Russkiy should have been heroically shooting at the junta [Ukrainians], something he had come to Ukraine to do. And even if he shot those videos, he should not have brag-posted them all over VK. And even if he brag-posted them, he should not have given the videos to the investigators, but [instead] told them he had already deleted them. And the investigators should not have included the video in the case evidence. Or requested the phone billing records from the Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the FSIN [Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia] should not have let the attorneys sign the documents on Savchenko’s nomination to the [Verkhovna] Rada. They should not have given anyone any access to her. Detain her in secret, and try her in secret. And now it is too late. All they have left to do now is their shame and Markin’s gang signs.

Caption: Figure 10. Freeze frame from DSCF1349.AVI
Figure 10 shows a freeze frame from the video footage file DSCF1349.AVI, showing the road and a person moving away from the camera. Let us plot the angle ABC, with the sides of the angle being the shadow cast by the person on the road, and the line connecting the topmost point of the person’s figure and its projection on the shadow. The value of the angle is 34.84 degrees (see scale fragment in Fig. 11 and the Sun’s real elevation in Fig. 12). Under conditions described above, the Sun’s elevation of ~34.8 degrees corresponds to the approximate time of 08 hours 11 minutes.

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Reports from Mechnikov Hospital: Oleksandr from 93rd Brigade. #FreeSavchenko

Ryzhenko

Dr. Serhiy Ryzhenko, Chief Doctor at Mechnikov Regional Clinical Hospital in Dnipropetrovsk
07.29.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

He was dying, but remained unbroken.

They lived through this together.

White operating rooms, surgical teams.

[They] were saving 39-year-old Oleksandr from Chernivtsi. [He was] wounded in Pisky, shrapnel in his head. Spent many days in intensive care. Tomorrow is the final reconstructive surgery on his skull.

“You have already overcome the greatest challenge,” said Andrey Sirko [neurosurgeon], patting the soldier on his shoulder. “You are not the only one with titanium [in your body].”

The art of survival and recovery ends with dignity.

Source: Serhiy Ryzhenko FB

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Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 7.31 #FreeSavchenko

information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
07.31.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Operational data from Information Resistance:

Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas are increasing the intensity and density of their shelling, and expanding the numbers of armored vehicles and artillery on the front line. Militants are using 120 mm mortars, 122 mm and 152 mm artillery, and armored vehicles on practically all sections of the demarcation line.

Activity was noted of a battalion-strength tactical group (BTG) of Russian terrorist troops concentrated in the area of Telmanove – Novolaspa – Krasnopillya (the IR group reported earlier on this BTG group’s transfer and deployment). Over the past twenty-four hours, the forces of this BTG have shelled the advanced positions and strongholds of the ATO forces in the vicinity of Starohnativka and Hranitne, as well as to the south-east of Bila Kamyanka. In this area, the repositioning of several militant armored groups was also observed (an armored group of three tanks and two BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles east of Novolaspa; a group of armored fighting vehicles north-east of the Starolapsa – Sontseve line).

Over the past twenty-four hours, terrorists shelled the advanced positions of the ATO forces in the vicinity of Mykolaivka using on-board 125 mm tank guns, while an armored group (two tanks and a 120 mm mortar battery) provided cover fire.

In the area of Shumy, Dachne and Zaitseve, yet another militant armored group (two tanks and two BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles) opened fire several times from 125 mm tank guns and IFV-mounted 30 mm automatic weapons. The armored group operated under cover fire from AGS-17 grenade launchers and 82 mm mortars.

Another enemy armored group (two tanks and up to three BTR-80 armored personnel carriers) operated in the area between Pisky, Donetsk Airport, and Opytne. Over the past 24 hours, this armored group repeatedly opened fire from camouflaged firing positions prepared beforehand.

After months of heavy fighting, the roof of this elementary school is littered with empty grenade casings. Photo: Noah Brooks

After months of heavy fighting, the roof of this elementary school is littered with empty grenade casings. Photo: Noah Brooks

During the past 24 hours, the enemy frequently opened fire from 120 mm mortars and 122 mm artillery along almost the entire length of the line between Mar’inka and the northern outskirts of Avdiivka. New terrorist artillery groups have been observed transferring to this area, which, correspondingly, resulted in an increased density of artillery fire. During daylight hours, the enemy in this sector actively used small arms and 82 mm mortars. On several instances, militants in the vicinity of Adviivka used AGS-17 [grenade launchers] for random fire.

Terrorists continue firing small arms on a “permanent” [continuous] basis in the area north of Myronivske, as well as near the settlements of Novozvanivka, Popasna, Novotoshkivske, Krymske, Vesela Hora – Schastya, and Stanytsia Luhanska. More activity is noted by small militant infantry groups, as well as sabotage and intelligence units, operating under the cover of greenery (especially active along the Severskyi Donets river).

In the coastal areas, militants frequently opened fire with small arms near Shyrokyne, east of Pyshchevyk and north of Chermalyk. In this region, militants were reported using 82 mm mortars.

A soldier takes a smoke break after a firefight in Shyrokyne. Photo: Noah Brooks

A soldier takes a smoke break after a firefight in Shyrokyne. Photo: Noah Brooks

Militants completed the regrouping of their formations on the stretch from the Kyivskyi district of Donetsk to Mayorske. Russian-terrorist troops have formed four “defense sectors.” The enemy formations concentrated in these locales have a centralized command system.

Reinforcements have arrived in the vicinity of Dovhe and Raivka (one “motorized rifle company” of Russian mercenaries per area, each with eight to ten BTR-80, BTR-80A and -82A armored personnel carriers, plus several MT-LB trucks; both companies consist of around 180 personnel, mostly of non-Slavic appearance). They have been constructing aircraft shelters, as well as shelters for equipment and personnel, organizing battlefield security, and look-out posts.

Frequent deliveries of fuel (at least 10 tanker trucks in the past 24 hours) and logistics supplies for Russian-terrorist troops concentrated north of the village of Bezimenne (coastal region) were recorded.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

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Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 7.30 #FreeSavchenko

information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
07.30.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Operational data from Information Resistance:

Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas once again carry out the majority of shelling on ATO positions and civilian objects during the evening and nighttime (including with 120 mm mortars, 122- and 152 mm artillery and armored vehicles). In particular, only 25% of all fire strikes during the last 24 hours were carried out in daytime. In addition, also observed were increased insurgent exploratory activities (to detect the combat formations and defense systems of the ATO forces), and of snipers, and enemy sniper groups.

In the area of Mar’inka, Pisky, Opytne, Avdiivka, Novhorodske, Leninske, and Shumy, insurgents continue to constantly fire at the positions of ATO forces and civilian objects, using small arms, 82 mm mortars, and AGS-17. Insurgents used 120 mm mortars near Pisky.

 A volunteer keeps watch over the enemy. Photo: Noah Brooks

A volunteer keeps watch over the enemy. Photo: Noah Brooks

In the ArtemivskHolmivskyi direction, militants used 152 mm artillery. Fire strikes were carried out on the forwardmost strongholds and checkpoints in the vicinity of Kurdyumivka.

In the area of Hranitne and Staromar’ivka (south of Donetsk) militants used armored vehicles. A militant tank group approached the forward line and carried out adjusted fire from tank weapons at the forward positions of the ATO forces. Afterwards, the enemy’s armored group moved deep inside their combat formations.

In the Svitlodarsk direction, several militant mortar units (120 mm mortars) shelled the ATO strongholds in the area of Zolote, Popasna, and Troitske. The fire was conducted from positions near Pervomaiske and Kalynove.

In the vicinity of Shchastya and Stanytsia Luhanska, the enemy fired from small arms, 82- and 120 mm mortars, and AGS-17. Tank weapons fired from the direction of Vesela Hora at targets in the vicinity of Shchastya. Near Stanytsia Luhanska, several militant infantry groups attempted to get closer to the positions of the ATO forces by covertly moving through the “greenery.” The forward units of the Ukrainian troops opened fire from small arms after identifying the enemy. The enemy retreated under cover of an AGS-17 and fired several rounds at the positions of the ATO forces from an RPG-7.

In the area from Novotoshkivske to Krymske, enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups were observed; they carried out reconnaissance of the ATO forces’ front line.

Militant sniper groups were observed practically across the entire demarcation line. The enemy snipers are highly trained.

In the area between Starobesheve and Olenivka, the movement of terrorist tanks and AFVs (three tanks were transferred to the vicinity of Novoselivka, six AFVs – for BTRs and two MT-LB were moved to the area of Komunarivka).

A sniper takes aim in Shyrokyne. Photo: Noah Brooks.

A sniper takes aim in Shyrokyne. Photo: Noah Brooks.

In the coastal areas, the deployment of a terrorist tank group (seven tanks) to the first line [of the front] was recorded in an area near Sakhanka. The tanks were moved from the vicinity of Bezimenne. According to the IR group, this information should be of particular importance in the context of the so-called “demilitarization” of Shyrokyne.

The arrival of important cargo from Russia is expected in Debaltseve (using Russian Railways as the carrier). Currently, there is no data regarding the contents of the cargo. A heavily armed and well-equipped unit of Russian servicemen (about 90 people) arrived in the vicinity of the railway station in three BTR-80, a BRDM-2, and five army trucks to meet the cargo.

The movements of the newest Russian BTR-82A were observed on the territory controlled by the terrorists from “LNR” [Luhansk People’s Republic]. During the last 24 hours, four of these ACVs were recorded during their transfer from Krasnodon to Luhansk, two more ACVs were observed in the area of Stukalova Balka.

Ukrainian soldier and  sniper keeps watch through his scope at a checkpoint as full moon rises. Photo: Mykola Voronin

Ukrainian soldier and sniper keeps watch through his scope at a checkpoint as full moon rises. Photo: Mykola Voronin

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Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 7.29 #FreeSavchenko

information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
07.29.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Operational data from Information Resistance:

Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas continue heavily shelling the ATO forces positions and civilian objects (including those located on the occupied territory), using 120 mm mortars, 122 mm and 152 mm artillery, and armored vehicles.

In the stretch between Zelenopillya and the Horlivka – Artemivsk motorway, the enemy has repeatedly opened fire from 152 mm and 122 mm artillery, as well as 120 mm mortars, over the past 24 hours. These shellings provoked a highly negative reaction from the residents of the occupied areas (vicinity of Horlivka), who were accustomed to the reasonable safety of the motorway leading to Artemivsk. Local residents use this motorway to travel to Ukraine-controlled territory in order to receive social security payments and buy medicines, food, and other goods.

Photo: Noah Brooks

Photo: Noah Brooks

The advanced strongholds and ATO forces positions in the areas of Zaitseve – Travneve – Holmivskyi – Novoluhanske were also shelled from 122 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars.

Militants used 120 mm mortars to shell the southern parts of Avdiivka; several fire strikes were also made on the northern outskirts of the town. Terrorists shelled Mar’inka using 120 mm mortars and AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers. In addition to that, two terrorist sniper groups were reported operating in the vicinity of Mar’inka and north of it (in the direction of Krasnohorivka).

The settlements of Opytne and Vodyane were shelled from 122 mm artillery and 120 mm mortars by militants positioned in the vicinity of Donetsk Airport and Spartak. In the same area, small energy infantry groups opened fire from the greenery. Further south, in the direction of Pisky, the enemy deployed two ZU-23-2 mobile anti-aircraft units mounted on mobile platforms (used for random fire).

Terrorists deployed heavy armored vehicles in the vicinity of Shchastya. Namely, three insurgents tanks moved from the direction of Vesela Hora, took firing positions under cover fire of 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, and made up to 10 strikes on the ATO forces positions. Later, insurgents shelled the same area using AGS-17 grenade launchers.

In the vicinity of Zolote, Krymske, and between Popasna and Pervomaisk, insurgents continue using small groups, firing on the ATO positions from the greenery and planting minefields. Multiple clashes with the ATO forces’ battlefield security are reported (in those cases, terrorists usually prefer a quick retreat without engaging in combat).

Relaxing in between shootouts. Photo: Noah Brooks

Relaxing inbetween shootouts. Photo: Noah Brooks

Over the last twenty fours hours, insurgents used small arms (including RPG, SPG, and anti-tank missiles) for a “continuous harassing” fire in the areas of Mar’inka, Lozove, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Verkhnetoretske, Opytne, Avdiivka, Luhanske, Svtilodarsk, Shyrokyne, Hranitne, Berezove, and Stanytsia Luhanska.

A terrorist armored group (5 tanks, up to 10 armored combat vehicles, including BMP-1 and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, and BTR-80 armored personnel carriers) was spotted maneuvering in the area of Dokuchajevsk.

A tactical militant group previously spotted by the IR group during their transfer to the area of Starobesheve has now taken positions along the Starolaspa – Rozdolne line. As of this time, their camouflaged positions contain 26 tanks, 36 ACVs (including five of the latest Russian BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, and eight Russian GAZ-2330 Tiger armored combat vehicles, part of the reconnaissance unit of the Russian Armed Forces), and up to 20 Kamaz/Ural trucks (including three command vehicles).

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