Chronicles of Sloviansk: May 2, 2014

10173325_481968728598454_1124228004_nBy Dmitry Tymchuk, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

9:30 pm EEST

A group of armed extremists has attacked, using small arms, the servicemen of the 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the vicinity of the village of Andriyivka near Sloviansk, the Defense Ministry announced tonight.

“A violent combat confrontation is underway. At the present moment, two Ukrainian servicemen are confirmed dead,” the Ministry noted.

Earlier, extremists attempted to prevent the execution of paratroopers’ assigned tasks by blocking the bridge.

At the same time, armed extremists employed their usual terrorist tactics–using local local residents, including women, to block [the pathway].

However, according to data reported to Ukrayinska Pravda by an informed source, the Ukrainian military were surrounded by armed separatists; they have taken a defensive perimeter and are “ready to stand until the very end.”


8:23 pm EEST

According to Information Resistance group’s operational data, the majority of the Main Intelligence Directorate’s subversive groups [GRU of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces] operating in eastern Ukraine have been ordered to exfiltrate to the territory of Russia.

Subversives received special instructions to avoid armed clashes while crossing the state border.

Pro-Russian terrorists in Donbas have been given a full opportunity to confront Ukrainian special forces themselves, without the active support of subversive and reconnaissance groups from the Russian Spetsnaz.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

7:50 pm EEST

According to Information Resistance group’s operative data, the anti-terrorist operation [ATO] is currently under way in Sloviansk.

A temporary halt in the activities of Ukrainian security forces was caused by negotiations with extremists regarding the release of OSCE representatives captured [in Sloviansk last Friday].

Special ops divisions engaged in the operation are fully prepared to continue operations.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

5:15 pm EEST

The SBU has established the identity of ‘Abwehr,’ whom I mentioned this morning (he was supposed to take over command from ‘Strelok’). 

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According to information from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the subversive who went under the call-sign of Abwehr is a citizen of Russia (he also has a Ukrainian passport), Serhiy Anatoliyevych Zdryliuk.

Born June 23, 1972 in Vinnytsia Oblast. Resided in Crimea for a long time. There he went through special training in a Russian camp, and on April 12, 2014, he came with Strelok to Donetsk Oblast to take part in subversive operations.

As a member of a group in charge of intelligence and subversion, he attacked SBU agents on April 13. During this attack, one SBU agent was killed and three were wounded.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

5:05 pm EEST

On the possibility of Aksyonov‘s gang’s arrival to Donbas from Crimea.

According to Information Resistance group, both of the isthmi connecting Crimea with mainland Ukraine are currently under full control by State Border Service of Ukraine units and the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the administrative border of the ARC [Autonomous Republic of Crimea].

Units of [Ukrainian] security forces in the area are in full combat readiness.

Ukrainian border control servicemen have taken measures to prevent the entry of armed individuals from Crimea to the mainland. According to our sources at the State Border Service, the infiltration of militant units from Crimea is out of the question.

Earlier, Putin’s puppet in Crimea by the name of [Sergey] Aksyonov had announced the possible arrival of militants from Crimea to provide “assistance” to pro-Russian separatists in Sloviansk. Also, a video message by the so-called “Crimean militia” was distributed, in which certain individuals in camouflage announced that “today, two batallions of Crimean militia were advancing to southeastern Ukraine.”

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

1:33 pm EEST

Shortly after our explanation of reasons behind the Russian delegation’s “disappearance” in Donetsk oblast [region], Mr. Lukin “resurfaced.”

Earlier, after our report about a human shield being organized for terrorists by Sloviansk self-proclaimed mayor [Vyacheslav] Ponomarev, the “mayor” urgently delivered a video message, in which he called upon the Sloviansk residents to stay home.

We cannot help but express our satisfaction with such prompt reaction by Russia. We recommend that they keep up the good work.

 Information Resistance group

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

12:30 pm EEST

According to operational data from Information Resistance, a charter flight with a Russian delegation headed by Vladimir Lukin, that left for Ukraine without issuing a notice to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, landed around 10:00 am EEST in Donetsk airport.

Currently, as stated by the Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, “the Russian side can’t yet establish communication with Lukin.”

According to our data, the “disappearance” that the Russian delegation is talking about is actually a provocation the Kremlin planned in advance.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

11:30 pm EEST

According to operational data from Information Resistance group, terrorists attempted to capture the “Moscow-Mariupol” passenger train.

In particular, an attempt was made to seize a train during its stop in Sloviansk (with train arrival in Sloviansk at 8:06 pm EEST).

Anti-terrorist units have thwarted the terrorists’  scenario.

There are no casualties or wounded people.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

11:30 pm EEST

According to Information Resistance group’s operational data, the self-proclaimed mayor of Sloviansk, Vyacheslav Ponomarev,  personally organizes the use of civilians in the streets of Sloviansk to “protect” the town from Ukrainian security forces.

The goal is to provide terrorists with a human shield that primarily consists of women and children.

Interestingly enough, our data shows that a few days ago Ponomarev himself arranged for his family to leave the Donbas area. Ukrainian law enforcement have information about their whereabouts.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

 11:00 am EEST

According to operational data from Information Resistance, during the transfer of authority from Russian subversive commander “Arrow” in Sloviansk to Russian subversive “Abwehr” located in Horlivka [Donetsk oblast], problems arose.

“Abwehr” refused to accept the command. This subversive is currently trying to leave the city of Horlivka.

Ukrainian troops are taking appropriate measures to arrest him.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

10:50 am EEST

According to operational data from Information Resistance group, currently 2 Ukrainian special forces Mi-24 helicopters were shot down from MANPADS.

One Mi-8 helicopter was shot at with small arms, but managed to land.

Also, terrorists are actively using the civilian population as a shield in Sloviansk.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

10:45 am EEST

According to Information Resistance group’s operational data, as we reported yesterday, a senior representative of Putin’s arrives in Ukraine–Vladimir Lukin, the former Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation until March 2014.

A number of Moscow representatives arrive to Donetsk on a charter flight with him.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry hasn’t been notified about the arrival of the  delegation.

According to our data, the task of the delegation is to make loud accusatory statements over “gross violations of human rights” by the Ukrainian authorities and security forces in eastern Ukraine.

Vladimir Lukin was Putin’s representative who arrived in Kyiv on February 20, 2014 to participate in talks between Yanukovych and Maidan as a mediator from the Russian Federation. He became the sole representative of the parties who refused to sign an agreement between Yanukovych and the opposition (the “non-compliance” of which Moscow presently blames the current Ukrainian authorities).

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

10:30 am EEST

According to operational data from Information Resistance group, terrorists in Sloviansk are prepared to still implement a provocation with possible loss of life, the planning of which we reported on yesterday.

Its purpose is to simulate “atrocities” by Ukrainian security forces. (We do not yet have information regarding the “association” of the representatives of this alleged provocation who are acting “on behalf of” the “Right Sector” as planned yesterday).

Russian journalists are urgently gathered by terrorist leaders into an area, while they are still controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

Ukrainian troops still cannot guarantee that they will thwart the provocation.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

10:10 am EEST

According to Information Resistance group’s operational data, the Russian subversives commander “Strelok” intends to break through from Sloviansk with a group of subordinates.

Local separatists were notified that they should not particularly count on Russian intervention.

The terrorist headquarters in Sloviansk is currently being disbanded–an analogous structure was organized in Horlivka. The command was transferred to a subversive with the call sign “Abwehr.”

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

10:00 am EEST

According to Information Resistance group’s operational data, special forces in Sloviansk closed the “ring” around the main forces of terrorists.

There are reports that Russian subversives operating in the city as the “core” of the terrorist forces, intend to the fight off the encirclement on the border with Russia. Local separatists in this case will solve their own problems.

Ukrainian troops are taking measures to prevent the breakout.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB 

8:00 am EEST

According to operational data from Information Resistance, in areas of Sloviansk that remain under terrorist control, the latter conduct emergency “expropriations” of the personal transport vehicles of Sloviansk residents.

There are suspicions that terrorists will attempt to use these to escape from the besieged city.

Also, panic was observed among petty criminals from Sloviansk, who were brought by separatists into terrorist activity. Criminals, “working” for the money, do not agree to take risks and confront [Ukrainian] security forces for the “great ideas” of Moscow.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

7:00 am EEST

According to Information Resistance group’s operational data, Ukrainian security forces took control of most of Sloviansk during the following active anti-terrorist operation.

Currently, terrorist roadblocks are dismantled, and the city television center is taken under control.

Terrorists are trying to disperse. The main centers of [extremist] resistance have been recorded in the southeastern part of the city.

During the operation, an Mi-24 helicopter used by Ukrainian special forces, was shot down by terrorists with two shots from MANPADS (the second helicopter that worked in pairs, left).

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB


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