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 troops continue active reconnaissance of the ATO forces’ combat positions, including with the use of sabotage and reconnaissance groups (during the last 2 days, militant SRGs made at least four attempts to “infiltrate” the Ukrainian troops’ tactical rear). Terrorists continue equipping their positions and laying minefields.
In the area of Hranitne and in the coastal regions (beyond Zaichenko and near Naberezhne), several terrorist infantry groups (four groups, 20-25 personnel in each) on multiple occasions opened small arms fire on Ukrainian positions from the “neutral zone,” and carried out active surveillance of the ATO forces’ advanced positions.
Ongoing movement of small militant groups is recorded in the “greenery” along the Seversky Donets river. Occasionally, these groups open small arms fire, actively lay minefields in the “gray” zone and penetrate the tactical rear of the ATO forces.
“LNR” [Luhansk People’s Republic] militants do not honor the agreement on the withdrawal of combat equipment from the demarcation line to the specified distance. Specifically, the terrorists are withdrawing heavy armor (tanks) from positions in the vicinity of Zhovte (Luhansk oblast) to specially prepared bays of a car service station in Oleksandrivsk (northwest of Luhansk). The same is observed in a number of other segments (near the settlements of Uspensk, Khartsyzk, Donetsk, and others, including in the coastal regions), where militants withdraw armaments a short distance away, to camouflaged positions prepared in advance or to civilian objects.
Representatives of the so-called “DNR Ministry of State Security,” together with officers of the Russian FSB [Security Service] are taking measures to discover unaccounted-for weapons and ammunition held by militants of the “army of the DNR.” In case such weapons or ammunition are found, persons suspected of storing them are immediately detained and transported to Donetsk for further inquiry.
A meeting of Russian “supervisors” from the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation and the FSB took place in Moscow to discuss ways of regulating the “political and governance crisis in the LNR.” The heads of the Russian FSB insist on “supervising” all spheres of the “LNR’s” activity together with the Presidential Administration, and raised the issue of dismissing Ihor Plotnitsky (currently “under control” in Moscow) from his position of “head of the LNR” due to damning evidence against him (pointing to participation in corruption schemes, embezzlement of “government” funds and Russian “aid,” etc.). At the same time, representatives of the Presidential Administration spoke against dismissing Plotnitsky from his position, in order to “avoid exacerbating the republic’s governance crisis and speculation under the Minsk agreements.”
The forces of the “Ministry of state security” [of the LNR] and the “people’s police of the LNR” carried out a series of arrests among the “state officials of the LNR” that support “Head of the LNR” Ihor Plotnitsky. The arrests were initiated by Leonid Pasichnyk (head of the “LNR Ministry of state security,” former head of the “K” [information security] department in the SBU administration in Luhansk oblast) and Ihor Kornet (Head of the “LNR Ministry of internal affairs,” former MIA employee). At the same time, the “LNR Ministry of state security” initiated an information campaign against a number of “people’s mayors,” militants, and cossacks. Previously, employees of the “LNR Ministry of state security” had arrested O. Filipinskyi, the “deputy head of the general surveillance department in theLNR prosecutor general’s office,” who is closely connected to Ihor Plotnitsky.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
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