14.04.2017 – Operational data of group “Information Resistance”
In the ATO zone in the Donbass region, there is an active regrouping of Russian-terrorist troops on the direction Gorlovka-Yasinovatoya, Petrovskiy district of Donetsk, Dokuchaevsk and in the area north of Pikuzy (formerly Kominternovo). There is active reinforcement in the engineering attitude of the occupiers in the second echelon and a number of cut-off positions. At the same time, in some areas the enemy continues to increase the intensity of the shelling.
In the seaside direction, active firings of the positions of the ATO forces on the Pavlopol-Shirokino side continue with the use of 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, heavy mounted grenade launchers (AGS and SPG), and episodically anti-aircraft artillery systems ZU-23-2. The fire of single BMPs-2 from disguised positions (the area to the north of Shirokino, southeast of Vodyanoe and east of Talakovka) was repeatedly recorded. In the area of Vodyanoe the enemy used 122 mm artillery (battery of howitzers D-30).
In the area of Dokuchaevsk, several firings were conducted by 82-mm mortar on the positions of the UAF at Taramchuk and Berezovoe and on dumps at south-west of this settlement with the simultaneous use of machine guns.
In the area of Maryinka and Krasnogorovka, “traditional” shelling was carried out by the invaders from Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka from 82 mm mortars, heavy mounted grenade launchers and anti-aircraft artillery systems ZU-23-2.
From Peski to Kamenka, permanent shelling was conducted; the main “epicenters” are the section from the Ring road to the Butovka mine and to the south, and also the Avdeevka area (including the industrial zone, Staraya Avdeevka and partially the Tsarskaya Okhota). 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, 122-mm cannon artillery fired at Butovka and industrial zone. In the area of Peski is the use of machine guns and snipers, from the side of Spartak – a pair of BMP-2 occupiers. Another BMP with the support of 82-mm mortars fired at the advanced positions of the UAF south-east of Kamenka. The enemy fired from small arms north of the DFS. Throughout the whole direction, small arms were actively used.
The enemy used heavy machine guns and heavy mounted grenade launchers (mainly AGS, but sometimes SPG) in the area of Mayorsk and Zhovanka-Zaitsevo direction.
The militants fired with machine guns and heavy mounted grenade launchers in the area of Svetlodarskaya arc. The snipers were also active on the Lozovoye-Rassadki direction, as well as east of Troitskoe.
Small arms, 82-mm mortars, AGS-s were used in the area from Novozvanovka to Katerinovka. 120-mm mortars fired at ATO stronghold points along the Bahmut route, from Novotoshkovka to Sokolniki. It is the use of small arms and AGSs in the area of the Zheltoe and Mironovka.
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The Stakhanov group of occupants of the 2nd Army Corps LNR is intensively accumulating artillery ammunition. 5-6 trucks with boxes of ammunition are redeployed to Alchevsk and Perevalsk through the Beloe every day from the southern direction.
At the training ground in the area of Torez, the invaders are intensively training the tank drivers of the T-72 tanks. There is a group of up to 30 people in training at the present time. According to the information of the IR group’s network, this group of tank drivers will be sent to complement additional tank companies in the tank battalions of the separate mechanized brigades of the 1st Army Corps DNR(with their transfer from 3 company to a 4-company organizational structure, see the previous reports of the IR group ). At the same time, these specialists are training for the planned batch of tanks, which will arrive from Russia within the next week. The tank commanders and gunners for the new crews are training in the Mospino area, and will arrive at the training ground near Torez at the final stage of training for the combat shakedown of the crews.
During the last days in the city of Donetsk, there is an active movement of convoys of military vehicles (up to 20 units in each convoy, tent trucks with signs in the form of a circle in the middle of the figure 1 in red) through the city. These convoys move with escort of cars with warning lights.
In the units of the 1st Army Corps DNR in a number of directions (Gorlovka, Dokuchaevsk, Novoazovsk district), an unscheduled replacement of Russian military advisers and instructors is observed. In a number of units, the replacement was carried out 100% at the expense of officers of the Russian Armed Forces who arrived from Russia. Officers, who have been replaced, go back to Russia. At the same time, at the end of 2016, these Russian officers were informed that their time in the Donbas would extend at least until the end of 2017. The reason for the urgent replacement of advisers and instructors is currently unknown.
During the last week, the redeployment of units of RF Armed Forces (personnel and armored vehicles) is noted through the settlement Amvrosievka in the Donetsk direction. The reinforcement of the units of the 1st Army Corps DNR, which are located along the line of demarcation, is carried out due to this equipment and servicemen.
According to the order of the command of the Center of Territorial Troops of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces, the units of the 1st Army Corps should be fully equipped before the end of April this year. In this regard, at the direction of the Russian curators, a sociological survey is conducted, which aimed at establishing the main motivational factors for the representatives of the local population in joining the military service in the DNR, in the occupied areas of the Donetsk region. At the same time, the invaders are actively conduct registry campaign among the male population in a number of settlements under the control of the DNR, with the aim of setting up residents for military registration. The law enforcement agencies of DNR are actively involved in these actions. The cases of threats to open criminal cases for refusing to register on military registration are recorded. It also notes the registration of vehicles of the nationalized factories in the military registration and enlistment offices.
The DNR leadership issued an order to strengthen control and filtration measures at the checkpoints, taking in account the danger of penetration of Ukrainian saboteurs before and during the Easter holidays with the aim of sabotage in public places. At the same time, the proposal of the MGB DNR about the introduction of a “special regime” for the work of checkpoints on pre-holiday and holidays was rejected after a meeting with the representatives of the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of the DNR.