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:
Throughout the day about 50 attacks by Russian-terrorist troops onto the positions of Ukrainian troops were recorded in the directions of:
• Luhansk – 16;
• Donetsk – 16;
• Debaltsevoe – 15.
In the district of Donetsk the leadership of the insurgents is actively pursuing the reshaping of their tactical groups. Some of the groups are strengthened, some disbanded – with the transfer of “individual personnel” to that of other gangs, causing conflict among the militants from the disbanded groups. To carry out these organizational and staff measures in the enemy’s main forces that operate in the field, they were previously withdrawn from the line of contact with the Ukrainian troops.
In addition, the rearmament and resupply of “DNR” units due to the “aid” that comes from Russia is being actively carried out. And although the bulk of the activities to enhance the combat capability of units was almost completed about 10-11 days ago, during the last 2-3 days “DNR” formations were given a pretty serious updating in both manpower, and equipment and weapons. In particular, a further increase in the number of militant mortars was recorded.
The Command of the Russian-terrorist forces continues to strengthen its formations in the north and north-west of Luhansk region (Pervomaisk, the districts of Trokhizbenka–Slovianoserbsk, as well as in the zone of Shchastya–Stanytsia Luhansk) by resupplying its units with manpower, weapons and military equipment.
In these areas, the appearance of two new companies of Russian troop tactical and artillery groups was recorded. As part of the composition of these RTGs [companies of tactical groups], in total there are about 35 armored vehicles (including – 10 tanks), in the composition of the artillery group – 22 guns (including 8 MLRS). One group arrived in the area of Shchastya–Stanytsia Luhansk, and the other advanced to the flank position of the Ukrainian troops in the district of Verhulivka.
Russian command again actualizes the question of the “conservation” of armaments and equipment transferred to the militants. In particular, there are some problems with the organization of the repair of damaged military equipment, fighters spend too much time on routine maintenance because of problems with regular resupply and spare parts, and the equipment necessary to specific operational areas. There were at least 5 collection points, grading and repair of damaged pieces of weaponry and military equipment were recorded. Russian specialists perform the very final culling. In this regard, on the orders of the Russian command of the command structures of the “DNR” and “LNR,” the most stringent orders were issued on the need to “carefully use heavy weapons and equipment” in battle.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB