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:
According to the operational data of the IR group, amid the intensification of Russian-terrorist forces in Donbas, the “DNR / LNR” [“Donetsk/Luhansk Peoples’ Republics”] terrorist groups and Russian troops in the region are actively carrying out activities that indicate preparation for further escalation of the conflict.
In particular, the IR group’s network in the occupied areas recorded active redeployment of Russian-terrorist forces – manpower, armored vehicles (including tanks), and artillery (including reactive) – towards the front line in a number of sectors and directions. A similar pattern is observed in the Mariupol, Volnovakha, Donetsk, Luhansk and Artemivsk directions.
At the same time, there is an active transfer of new forces and equipment into the occupied regions of Donbas from Russia, across the state border (in the past day, the transfer was the most active in the area of the “Izvaryne” and “Novoazovsk” border crossing points).
Near Donetsk, a concentration of artillery units and enemy DRG [sabotage and reconnaissance groups] was observed (including GRU Spetsnaz [special forces of the Russian Federation military intelligence service]); near Horlivka, units of two “DNR’s 2nd motorized brigades” and their artillery groups are in a state of full combat readiness, while new manpower and equipment continues to arrive; a unit of the “2nd AC LNR” opposite Shchastya and Stanytsia Luhanska is being actively supplied with ammunition and fuel, while their units are being resupplied with manpower “mobilized” from among the locals and Russian mercenaries.
In our opinion, these militant activities go far beyond the usual scope of recent provocations.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
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