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
Operational data from Information Resistance:
Russian-terrorist forces have violated the ceasefire in the anti-terrorist operation [ATO] zone (they were observed firing at the ATO forces’ positions using anti-tank rocket systems). Militant infantry groups each numbering up to 25-30 men were active in the neutral zone in the vicinity of Luhanske, Mar’inka, Hranitne and Hnutove.
In the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist forces demonstrated withdrawal of 12 tanks in the Luhansk area. A total of about 40 tanks and armored vehicles have been “withdrawn” along the stretch between Smile [pr. Smileh] and Zholobok. Some of this armor has been concealed in outbuildings and garages north of Luhansk and Alchevsk.
A tactical battalion group of the Russian Federation Armed Forces is being deployed between the Donetsk ring road and the Khartsyzk motorway. In addition, 4 tanks and 10 tented army trucks were seen on the move in the same sector. Earlier, in the eastern districts of the city of Donetsk, the Information Resistance network observed some 800 military servicemen in uniforms with Russian Federation Armed Forces insignia.
In Horlivka, restaffing continues of a battalion that is part of the so-called “Horlivka garrison.” The terrorists are secretly moving newly-repaired heavy armor into Horlivka through Yenakijeve. Movement of 6 BMP-1 and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles and 3 BTR-80 armored personnel carriers were recorded.
Around Makiivka, Russian-terrorist forces’ logistics and supply services continue their search for discreet sites to park and camouflage heavy armor.
Militants are transferring armored vehicles to the Pavlopil and Chermalyk areas, in small batches. Some ten T-64 tanks and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles have been moved in this way during the past 24 hours.
The leader of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” [DNR], Oleksandr Zakharchenko, has instructed [DNR-]controlled TV channels (“Oplot TV”, “Yunion” and “Pervyy Respublikanskiy” [First Republican]) to cease broadcasting the “election campaign” video content relevant to the “elections” previously scheduled for 10.18.2015. The final date of the elections is to be discussed and decided on at a meeting of the so-called “DNR parliament.”
The leaders of the “Luhansk People’s Republic” [LNR] have instructed the “LNR commandant’s office” to ensure that members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission [OSCE SMM] have access to those strategically important facilities in the region that are eligible for inspection by the international monitors (weapons depots, deployment sites of Russian-terrorist forces, etc.). At the same time, the “LNR commandant’s office” has ordered that representatives of the OSCE SMM should be provided with a permanent escort under the guise of “security guards,” so as to restrict their movements on the pretext of “guaranteeing their safety” and stop them from trying to talk with any staff members and militants at facilities who have not been briefed beforehand.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian military servicemen dabbled in archaeology. Pictured: ancient dig found by the servicemen. Source
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
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