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
(See end of post for acronym glossary)
Operational data from Information Resistance:
During the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist troops were observed using 122 mm cannon artillery. The bulk of militant shelling was centered on the Avdiivka area (fire from 122 mm artillery came from the northeastern outskirts of Yasynuvata, mostly south of the “industrial zone”). Terrorists also shelled the ATO forces’ positions in the “industrial zone” and to the north of it, using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars from positions near Mineralne and east of Yasynuvata junction.
Several groups of enemy snipers were present on several sections of the front simultaneously (Mar’inka, Kominternove-Shyrokyne, Novotroitske, Luhanske, Stanytsia Luhanska).
From the direction of Staromykhailivka, the enemy used mortars, both 82 mm and 120 mm (in the latter case, in two intensive barrages of 7-8 mortar rounds each) against [the ATO forces’] positions southeast and east of Krasnohorivka.
The “DNR” [leadership] made a decision to cut off utilities from citizens who fail to pay their utility bills (some 65-67% of the population living in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast). In Makiivka, the local “leadership” has decided to deduct utility payments from the “wages” of the local “state employees,” whose “wages” are paid with money arriving from the Russian Federation. Earlier, the “DNR” leadership received an instruction letter from Moscow categorically demanding a “45-50% cut in funds allocated to subsidies.” The letter proposes to shut down a number of “development” programs in the public sector and manufacturing (this particularly affects plans to “return to previous volumes” of railway freight traffic to the Russian Federation).
The “LNR military intelligence” reported to the “LNR” leadership about troop rotation on the demarcation line, with Ukrainian Armed Forces units being replaced by “gang formations” from the National Guard of Ukraine. Cited among these alleged new “gangs” were “Right Sector assault battalions” and a “Shakhtarsk Battalion” (manned apparently by natives of Donbas with Nazist views).
The Russian “supervisors” in the “DNR” and “LNR” have received orders from the Kremlin to mount an information campaign designed to accuse the Ukrainian authorities of “hampering the work of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC).” Its main message is that “Kyiv is trying to paralyze the JCCC’s work.”
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB
AC – Army Corps
ACV – armored combat vehicle
AGS-17 – automatic grenade launcher
ATO – Anti-Terrorist Operation
BMP – infantry fighting vehicle
BTG – battalion tactical group
BTR, APC – armored personnel carrier
BRDM – armored reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle
BRM – armored reconnaissance vehicle
DAP – Donetsk International Airport
DNR – “Donetsk People’s Republic”
DRG – sabotage and reconnaissance group
ELINT – Electronic Intelligence
GUR – Defense Intelligence
KSM – command and staff vehicle
LNR – “Luhansk People’s Republic”
MGB – Ministry of State Security
MOD – Ministry of Defense
MT-LB – light multipurpose tracked vehicle
MLRS – multiple-launch rocket systems
OMSBR – Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade
SBU – Ukrainian Secret Service
SPG-9 – stand-mounted grenade launcher
TZM, TLV – transporter-loading vehicle
UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drones or other)
ZU-23-2 – anti-aircraft artillery system
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