Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Photographs by Noah Brooks
Operational data from Information Resistance:
The situation in the ATO zone has escalated. In the past 24 hours, repeated shelling of the Ukrainian Armed Forces positions (including from on-board guns of armored vehicles and 120 mm mortars) was observed, as well as an armed clash south of Shumy (where a terrorist sabotage and reconnaissance group attempted to pass between the ATO forces’ strongholds, but was spotted by battlefield security and, after a 40-minute firefight, retreated into the “greenery”).
At a meeting of the command staff of the so-called “1st Army Corps of the Donetsk People’s Republic” [1st AC DNR], commanders of the illegal armed gangs were given the order to intensify sniper team activity. The terrorists’ prime targets are command staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and [Ukrainian] reconnaissance units.
Between the settlements of Troitske and Myronivskyi, the ATO forces’ positions came under fire from terrorist heavy machine guns and AGS-17 grenade launchers that provided covering fire for snipers. The militants’ sniper unit operating in the vicinity of Mar’inka has also stepped up its activity.
Enemy sabotage and reconnaissance units have become more active across the entire Artemivsk sector, from Shumy and Mayorskiy to Zaitseve and Travneve. Several enemy infantry units are working on de-mining and renewing of minefields in the neutral strip between Hranitne and Mykolaivka.
The commander of the so-called “9th Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 1st AC DNR” assembled all company-level officers at Markyne for battalion tactical exercises.
The staff headquarters of the so-called “2nd Army Corps of the Luhansk People’s Republic [2nd AC LNR]” of Russian-terrorist troops has issued a circular about holding combat interoperability exercises for the so-called “territorial defense battalions” by the end of October.
Illegal gang formations deployed near the settlement of Spartak, and in the Kuibyshivskyi and Kyivskyi districts of Donetsk are being regrouped. Two battalion-level units (up to 450 personnel) have been pulled back from the front line for restaffing to full strength, while consolidated tactical groups man the advanced positions. Troop replenishment of all armed gangs in these sectors has been made possible by the arrival in Donetsk of 800 servicemen of the Russian Federation Armed Forces.
Two Russian D-30 howitzer batteries (10 guns) and an MLRS battery (six BM-21 “Grad” systems) have been observed on positions located between Telmanove and the state border with the Russian Federation.
In Starobesheve, terrorists are surveying wholesale warehouses and industrial buildings, looking for locations to use as new military depots for the Russian-terrorist forces.
The “territorial defense battalions” of the “LNR” are organizing patrols in the towns of Alchevsk, Stakhanov and Perevalsk.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
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