Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Operational data from Information Resistance:
In the combat zone in the Donbas, the most intense situation in the region remains in Donetsk, Debaltseve, Redkodub, Nykyshyn, Krasnohorivka, Shchastya.
Over the past 24 hours, insurgents and the Russian military carried out more than 30 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops from cannon and rocket artillery, small arms, tanks and mortars.
• shelling onto the location of Ukrainian troops near the settlements of Ridkodub and Nykyshyn 4 times;
• the position of the ATO [anti-terrorism operation] forces at the airport in Donetsk, Hostra Mohyla and Krasnohorivka were fired on 3 times;
• the artillery subdivisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine were fired on twice near the settlements of Trehizbenka, Smile, Starohnativka, Chornukhyne, Maiorske.
In Donetsk, there were documented cases of the disappearance of soldiers of the Russian Federation. According to the terrorists, it is evidence of the activity of pro-Ukrainian partisans in the city.
Skirmishes continue between groups of insurgents, as well as attacks on their part on units of the Army of the Russian Federation. Similar cases have been recorded in the area of Donetsk (pos. Frunze, the district accommodating the bases of Russian troops), Dokuchaievsk, Krasnyi Luch (between local rebels and Russian Cossacks). During the shootings, heavy weapons were used.
In Donetsk, in addition to the units of the Armed Forces of the RF, the activity of armed groups of the DNR [Donetsk People’s Republic] and “Kalmius” and “Donetsk Orthodox Army” were observed. The interaction between them is established at an extremely low level. Conflicts were recorded between various factions.
In the DNR, the process of issuing Russian passports has dramatically intensified. First of all, they are provided to retired pensioners.
In the territories controlled by the LNR [Luhansk People’s Republic] and the DNR, the activities of criminal groups from Russia dealing in stolen cars and smuggling were recorded. In the organizations that smuggle stolen cars from the Donbas to the territory of the Russian Federation, officers of the Russian Armed Forces are actively involved.
A delivery of party chevrons of the “Kharkiv People’s Republic” to the headquarters of the LNR, was recorded.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
According to the operational data of the Information Resistance group:
In the past day, the transfer of units of the 76th landing-assault Airborne Division of the Armed Forces [of the RF] was recorded near Stakhanov.
Russian paratroopers travel in groups of up to 10 people in a special type of car. During the previous day, in this raion [district], the activity of the Russian electronic warfare (EW) station was recorded jamming mobile communications.
In the area of Debaltseve, the appearance of 27 Russian tanks and terrorist forces was recorded. A day earlier, the movement of armored vehicles was recorded, first in the area of Miusynsk [Luhansk Oblast], and later around Vakhrusheve.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB