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:
Over the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist troop units repeatedly opened fire in the direction of Ukrainian positions in the Anti-Terrorist Operation [ATO] zone using small arms and automatic grenade launchers. In addition, a series of armed clashes between armed gangs involving the use of heavy infantry weapons was noted in militant-controlled territory very close to the front line. Several shootouts were observed between gang formations in the vicinity of Maiorsk and further east (between Holmivskyi and Zaitseve). In some instances, these involved grenade launchers and mortars.
Terrorists continue to conduct ground reconnaissance operations (sometimes using sabotage and reconnaissance groups) and to perform engineering work to equip their positions. The redeployment of militant formations on a number of directions was also noted.
Movements of terrorist infantry units aimed at gathering intelligence about the ATO forces’ strong points and front edge were noted on the front line and in the neutral zone near Olenivka and Hranitne, south of Donetsk.
The redeployment of militant infantry groups was also noted east of Popasna, near Katerynivka and Lozove, on the Svitlodarsk bridgehead and in the coastal region near Hnutove and Pavlopil. Militants in the sector near Shyrokyne were observed further improving their positions (the use of 2 specialized equipment units was noted).
Unaimed small arms fire was recorded in the vicinity of Starohnativka and Orikhove, as well as near Pisky and Opytne.
Militants staged combat coordination exercises on a number of training grounds and centers within the “Donetsk People’s Republic” [DNR] (west of Yenakijeve, in Mospyne, south of Starobesheve, and in Bezimenne and Sakhanka) and within the “Luhansk People’s Republic” [LNR] (Lutuhyne – Lisne, Antratsyt, and Krasnodon). Live ammunition was fired (including the use of tank on-board guns and armored combat vehicles).
In the vicinity of Zuhres, militant heavy armor (5 tanks and 11 armored combat vehicles – mostly BMP-2 and MT-LB light-armored multi-purpose transporter trucks) were observed to the northeastern areas.
Terrorists are equipping a field camp and artillery positions between Kuteinykove and Amvrosiivka. Engineering, sapper and mine-laying work were recorded. Three “Akatsiya” 2S3 152-mm and six “Gvozdika” 2S1 122-mm self-propelled guns were seen in the same area.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
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