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 the Information Resistance group:
Over the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist forces significantly reduced [their] activity. [We] recorded about 30 attacks on the positions of the ATO forces.
The main activity was observed in the direction of Donetsk and Debaltseve. Also, two armed confrontations took place in the vicinity of Donetsk airport.
In particular, terrorists made fire strikes at the following checkpoints and fortified areas of the Ukrainian troops:
• nearby the settlement of Avdiivka – 5 attacks;
• Donetsk airport and the settlement of Maloorlivka – 4 attacks each;
– near the settlement of Mykolaivka – 3 attacks.
Insurgents also attacked the positions of ATO forces near the settlements of Hranitne, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Tonenke, Ridkodub, Nikishyne, and Debaltseve.
After intense armed clashes near the Donetsk airport, the “Oplot” and “Vostok” terrorist battalions suffered serious losses, and temporarily suspended participation in active combat thereafter. Currently, these gangs are being replenished with personnel and military equipment, from the resources arriving from the Russian Federation.
In Donetsk, units of the Russian regular army have been noticed again (earlier, Russian troops were withdrawn from the city). In particular, the Spetsnaz units of the GRU of the RAF [Russian Armed Forces] from Omsk and the 331st Parachute Regiment (Kostroma, Russia) arrived in the city. Additionally, Russian soldiers are [currently] serving at one of the checkpoints near the village of Spartak.
During the last [few] days, trucks carrying models of armored vehicles have been repeatedly travelling through the “Uspenka” border checkpoint, from Donbas to the Russian territory. [We] do not discount the possibility that the Russian-terrorist troops are carrying out a subterfuge, meant to make Kyiv and international organizations to believe that Russian troops are withdrawing from the territory of Donbas.
The “DNR” leaders declared that Ukrainian forces are preparing a “large-scale offensive” that will be held after the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. Under this pretext, [they suggested that] many organizations and institutions hold “mobilization events.” In reality, those entail confiscation of equipment and property en masse “for defense purposes.” Simultaneously, the next wave of forced “enlistment” of people into the ranks of the “DNR” is currently underway in Donetsk.
In the settlement of Snizhne, [we] recorded a conflict between insurgents from the “Oplot” battalion and Russian servicemen at the military equipment repair base that was created by Russian specialists. The conflict began after Russian officers accused the insurgents of being extremely incompetent and unable to handle the equipment.
In the “LNR,” under pressure from the terrorist command, the leaders of separate groups are trying to find ways to peacefully settle conflicts between their groups. Namely, the leader of the “people’s militia” of the “LNR” A. Mozgovoy agreed to enter into negotiations with the leadership of the battalion “Zarya,” with whom he was in a serious conflict. However, he only plans to negotiate “the autonomy” of his gang. At the same time, rumors are spreading in the ranks of the “militia” that Mozgovoy “sold out” to Kyiv and that he won’t fight against Ukraine. Meanwhile, [we] observed a sharp increase in the personal security staff of A. Mozgovoy.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
According to operational data from Information Resistance, the deployment of personnel, weapons and military equipment from Russia to Donbas, to supplement the Russian gangs and terrorist forces, has intensified.
In particular, on the evening of October 21, a convoy of military equipment and up to 500 people in Russian military uniforms without insignia arrived at the settlement of Amvrosiivka [Donetsk region] from Russia. The convoy included vehicles, about 50 tanks and APCs. Part of the convoy remained in the village, and the rest (about 300 people and 30 vehicles) headed towards the village of Komsomolske.
[We] have also observed the reinforcement of groups of Russian-terrorist forces acting in the Volnovakha direction, with personnel and weapons (mostly artillery).
A system the for direct supply of arms, ammunition, fuel, medications and food from Russia has been set up for insurgent groups operating in the area of Debaltseve. Previously, allocation of resources for these groups was taken care of by the “DNR” leadership.
There is a sharp increase in the number of tank crews formed of Donbas insurgents, who undergo training at a training camp near Rostov-on-Don (Russia).
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB