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:
Over the past day Russian-terrorist forces tried to storm the strongholds of Ukrainian troops: 5 times, near the towns of Starohnativka, Nevelske, Popasnaya and 2 times, the Donetsk Airport. The attacks were successfully repelled, the enemy retreated with losses.
Also, there were more than 40 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops by terrorists and Russian armed forces. Attacks were carried out with mortars, cannon and rocket artillery, tanks and anti-tank systems and small arms.
• The positions of ATO [anti-terrorism operation] forces near the towns of Shchastya and Nykyshyn were attacked 4 times.
• The settlements Smilyve, Chornukhyne, Hostra Mohyla, Novomihaylivka were shelled 3 times.
Ukrainian units near Novoorlovka, Nevelsky, Trudivske, Pisky, Mariinka, Avdiivka, Ridkodub, Trokhizbenka were also attacked.
From 4:30 am the enemy is shelling the positions of ATO forces near Debaltseve.
The transfer of Russian-terrorist forces has been recorded. Additional units are transferred into the area Debaltseve, Lysychansk, Shchastya.
The Russian company tactical group was transferred on BMP-2 to the area of Verhulivka (Perevalskiy district of Luhansk region).
In the area of Olhynka, Dokuchaievsk, Novotroitske, Russian-terrorist impact task forces continue to concentrate. In the past 4 days, 4 MLRS BM-21 “Grad” and up to 2 × 6-gun batteries of howitzer D-30‘s have been added. Also recorded was the arrival of a complex of automated control artillery fire system 1V12-3 “Machine-M,” as well as the Russian mobile command observation post 1V12-6 “Kapustnik-B.”
In the battle with Ukrainian troops in the area of Donetsk the terrorist battalion “Oplot” suffered substantial losses. According to preliminary data – up to 40% of the dead and wounded. The main part of the armored vehicles destroyed at the airport in Donetsk, as well as the settlement of Pisky and Avdiivka, belonged to this battalion.
There is a transfer of fuel and lubricants from the territory of Russia. Over the last day, this included up to 10 fuel tankers in Donbas. Most of them are sent to the district of Donetsk.
In Shakhtarsk there is an accumulation of units and equipment of the regular army of the Russian Federation. From the local hospital, all the wounded from the local militias were taken away in an unknown direction.
Russian command is trying to organize, on the territories in Luhansk and Donetsk regions that are controlled by terrorists, activities of the military commandant’s service. Commands are being organized whose main task at this stage is to control the transport routes.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB