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IR Summary: Russian officer cadets-gunners arrived in Donetsk for practical exercises

12.04.2017 – Operational data of group “Information Resistance”

Russian-terrorist forces in the Donbas have increased the intensity of shelling.

In the coastal area, the Pavlopol-Shirokino location remains the most dangerous and tense. The occupants used 122-mm artillery and 120-mm mortars. The most active enemy is firing on both sides of the Vodyanoe; the positions of the ATO forces in Shirokino and northeast are being fired. In the Lomakino, Lebedinskoe, Gnutovo, Talakovka, Pishchevik and Pavlopol areas, repeated shelling was recorded. In the area north of the route Mariupol – Telmanovo (east of Talakovka) the militants repeatedly fired the advanced positions of the UAF from single BMP-2 from the disguised positions.

In the area of Dokuchaevsk (Central Quarry, rock dumps and on the Yasnoye-Beryozovoe side), the enemy carried out repeated bombardments by 82-mm mortars, heavy mounted grenade launchers (AGS and SPG) and heavy machine guns. In the area of Taramchuk the movement of a single BMP-1 was observed.

In the area of Marinka from the enemy side, mortars and anti-aircraft artillery systems ZU-23-2 actively fired on south-eastern and eastern outskirts of the village. In the area of Krasnogorovka there were also active firings with massive use of machine guns (immediately from several points) and several groups of snipers.

On the side Peski – Kamenka is a similar situation. The enemy actively fire by 120mm mortars along the section from Butovka to the Ring Road. In addition, to the north of the DAP flight landing strip, positions in the area of Opytnoe and Vodyanoe, were fired from 82-mm mortars (3 units, a mobile group of invaders from Putilovka), heavy machine guns were used, occasionally anti-aircraft artillery systems ZU-23-2.

The region of Avdeevka is the use of small arms, grenade launchers, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars. The attacks on the industrial zone, the Staraya Avdeevka and the Tsarskaya Okhota were marked. The invaders opened fire from BMP-2 and BTR several times from the area of the highway junction, as well as the activity of the enemy snipers was fixed.

Active firings with the use of heavy machine guns and heavy mounted grenade launchers AGS-17 were conducted to the south-east of Kamenka, in the area of Zhovanka-Zaitsevo.

On the Svetlodarskaya arc (a section from Lozovoye to Sanzharovka), small arms, 82-mm mortars and SPG were noted. Twice were recorded fire raids from 120-mm mortars. The enemy opened fire from small arms east of Troitskoe.

On the Lugansk direction (Stakhanov group), active firings with the use of SPG, 82-mm mortars and heavy grenade launchers were conducted. From the Molodezhnoe side, enemy fired at the positions in Katerinovka and Novoaleksandrovka, as well as on the UAF stronghold points along the Bahmut route from Zhelobok and in the region of Trekhizbenka. The activity of the occupants in the area of Stanitsa Luganskaya is noted; under the fire are Olkhovoye and Makarovo (heavy machine guns and heavy mounted grenade launchers AGS).

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The eight BMP-1/2 and three MT-LB arrived in the” Lutugin camp “(the training center of the Russian-terrorist forces in the vicinity of Lutugino settlement, Lugansk region). This armor is designed to complement the mixed company tactical group, formed on the basis of this training center as a tactical reserve in the 2nd Army Corps LNR.

In the triangle Veselogorovka-Kalinovo-Almaznaya, occupants secretly pulled the tank company to the first line. The redeployment of equipment was carried out “in scatter”, at night. The tanks are camouflaged in beams and plantations in separate directions. The enemy uses these tanks to directly fire support their infantry units in this area due to a lack of other resources, and is trying to strengthen the stability of the infantry in the defense on this side.

The redeployment of logistics supplies continues to Kadievka (formerly Stakhanov), Pervomaisk and Sentyanovka (formerly Frunze) through the Mikhailovsky highway junction. The redeployment of 15-20 trucks, mostly with ammunition and fuel, is fixed every day.

Officer cadets of military educational establishments of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation continue to arrive periodically from the Russian Federation to the Donbas for the purpose of passing practical exercises with artillery shooting. Practical exercises are conducted by instructors from among the regular servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The last recorded party of Russian cadets arrived in the territory of the district of Trudovskie, Donetsk (7 cargo military trucks with identification marks – a rhombus in a white diamond) with four 122-mm howitzers D-30. The cannons are located on the territory of the old bakery.

In the Petrovskiy district of Donetsk, militants of non-Slavic appearance (previously Chechens), armed with infantry weapons (except for AK automatic rifles, the presence of DShK machine guns, SVD sniper rifles, grenade launchers), arrived to strengthen the units of militants occupying positions near the Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka districts. Arrived mercenaries settled in houses abandoned by residents.

In Gorlovka, on the basis of educational institutions, occupants establish so-called “Voluntary people’s druzhiny”, which are entrusted with participation in the protection of public order, patriotic education of youth, as well as civil defense. Minors are involved in the formation of these “druzhiny”.

At the direction of the Russian curators, the leaders of the DNR and the LNR gave instructions to the leaders of the MoD and the MIA of the two republics so that they could ensure the mandatory replacement of Ukrainian passports with “passports” of pseudo-state entities in Army Corps and law enforcement agencies. The specified replacement period is until May 2017.

In the administration of the leader of the “DNR” A. Zakharchenko, a meeting about the activation of information work with the population of the territories occupied by Ukraine was held in advance of May 9. With the involvement of MGB DNR and the use of agents in the front-line territory controlled by Ukraine, it is planned to organize various kinds of “patriotic actions” dedicated to the Victory Day, using Soviet symbols and provocations of Ukrainian law enforcement officers to use force; A sharp increase of information work in social networks; Holding actions with the maximum possible participation of veterans and youth from the territory controlled by Ukraine within the framework of the “Humanitarian program for the reunification of the people of Donbass”.

In the framework of the “Humanitarian program for the reunification of the Donbas people”, the Minister of Education and Science of the DNR L.Polyakova announced the provision of 1500 budget places to residents of territories under Ukraine’s control in higher and secondary special educational institutions operating in the territory controlled by the DNR. It is planned that simultaneously with the admission to training students will receive a passport of a citizen of the DNR and will be registered in the military commissariats of the DNR with the issue of a certificate of registration.

Among the drivers of trucks, which are carrying goods from the territory of the DNR for long distances in the Russian Federation, an initiative group has been set up, preparing protests in the city of Donetsk. The situation is due to the fact that when they crossing the border with Russia in the Rostov region, representatives of the Russian side (usually in civilian clothes, but with the participation of Russian border guards) stop all trucks following from the occupied territory of Donbass, and claim from 3 to 5 thousand rubles for “safe passage” across the region.

A visit of the representatives of the Central bank of the DNR to the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia is planned to familiarize them with the work of the banking system and the regulatory framework for ensuring the process of “nationalization in April 17 this year. Also, the purpose of the visit is the exchange of experience in the sphere of organizing the activity of the financial sector in conditions of blockade and sanctions.



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