According to Information Resistance operational data, the successful actions of ATO [anti-terrorist operation] forces have caused panic in the ranks of Donbas terrorists.
From terrorist leaders operating in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, requests for emergency assistance have gone out to Russia and to Crimea.
Currently, according to IR information, the Russian terrorist “handlers” in East Ukraine are taking steps to provide assistance.
In particular, in occupied Crimea local insurgents known as “self defense” have formed a squad totaling approximately 300 people who are prepared to penetrate into Donbas.
In the border areas of Russia opposite the Donetsk Oblast [region], convoys with armed mercenaries have been formed numbering up to 50 trucks.
Luhansk terrorists received a promise from their Russian coordinators of an arrival of reinforcements from the “Caucasus” (the number of reinforcements and infiltration routes into Ukraine to be confirmed).
Currently, Ukrainian security forces are taking measures to prevent the infiltration of terrorist groups into Ukrainian territory.
Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine