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IR summary: the occupants do not give up attempts to push out the UAF units in the Avdeevka area

10.04.2017 Operational data of group Information Resistance

Russian-terrorist forces in the Donbas actively use 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, anti-aircraft artillery systems ZU-23-2, AT missile systems and combat armored vehicles for firing positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements, which are controlled by UAF near the line of demarcation. There is a regrouping of the units of the invaders in a number of sectors, the accumulation of logistic resources in the first line and the strengthening of fire resources a number of stronghold positions (both in the first echelon and in the second). The bombardments are mostly provocative and aimed at keeping the Ukrainian troops of the first line in permanent tension or provoking them to open a retaliatory fire.

So, the situation on the seaside direction continues to remain extremely tense. In the area from Pavlopol to Shirokino, the enemy continues to actively attack the positions of the ATO forces with the use of heavy mounted grenade launchers, light armored vehicles (mainly BMP-1/2-both single and group of 2-3 units). Firing raids were fixed with using of 120-mm mortars. In the area of ​​Vodyanoe and north of the route Mariupol – Telmanovo, the occupants repeatedly used BMP-2 for bombardment, to the north of Shirokino a single BMP-1 fired from a disguised position (from the Sakhanka side).

The armored group of occupants (2 BMP-1, 1 BTR-80, 1 MT-LB) appeared in the area of the settlement Belaya Kamenka and fired on the advanced positions of the UAF at east of Staragnatovka and northeast of Novogrigoryevka (supported by fire of heavy mounted grenade launchers AGS-17).

The invaders several times organized short-term fire raids (82-mm mortars and heavy mounted grenade launchers) near the Berezovoe and dumps in the area of Novotroitskoye.

In the area of Marinka from the side of the enemy, it was noted the use of 82-mm mortars and small arms, heavy mounted grenade launchers (AGS and SPG) in the area from Krasnogorovka to Peski. The area of the Peski, the pair BMP-2 and anti-aircraft artillery system ZU-23-2 fired at positions at the south and east of the Opytnoe.

The Avdeevka district, including Butovka, the positions on the Ring Road and to the south, were actually round-the-clock attacks with small interruptions (120-mm mortar rounds were noted), using the entire range of infantry weapons, as well as anti-aircraft artillery systems ZU-23-2. It were noted attempts by the occupants to destroy engineering structures on the front line of the UAF (2 launches of anti-tank guided missiles were recorded).

From Kamenka to a section east of Novgorodskoe, were recorded the fire attacks with use of heavy machine guns and heavy mounted grenade launchers (such as AGS and SPG) from the enemy side.

A similar situation exists in the areas of Zaitsevo-Zhovanka and Luganskaya arc (from Lozovoye to Rassadok and east of Troitskoe).

It were noted the firings from small arms and anti-aircraft artillery systems ZU-23-2 in the area of Novozvanovka – Novoaleksandrovka.

The enemy actively used mortars of both calibers in the area of the Bahmut route, firing at the advanced stronghold points of the UAF on the Novotoshkovka-Sokolniki location.

It was also recorded the use of small arms from the side of the enemy in the vicinity of Trekhizbenka, Zheltoe and Stanitsa Luganskaya (in the latter case, the occupants used AGS-17).

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In the Donetsk direction, Russian-terrorist forces do not abandon attempts to push out the UAF units in the Avdeevka area (the industrial zone, the Staraya Avdeevka and the section from the Ring road to the Opytnoe – Almazy). The reinforcement and regrouping of the occupants in the vicinity of the Yasinovataya-2 and Donetsk-Severnyi railway stations, the northern outskirts of Spartak and the western outskirts of the village of Kashtanovoye are recorded. Two infantry platoons compacted the enemy’s battle formations at the back of Agro-Nafta (about 50 men with several heavy mounted grenade launchers SPG and ACS, one anti-aircraft artillery system ZU-23-2on the trailer of truck Kamaz). In the area west of the Kashtanovoe invaders dug 3 positions for additional 2 redeployed BMP-2 and 1 MT-LB (positions are disguised in forest plantations, apparently, a tactical reserve). In the area of ​​Spartak a new mobile fire group of the enemy arrived on the 1 truck Ural with anti-aircraft artillery system ZU-23-2 and 1 truck Kamaz with 82 mm automatic mortar “Vasilek” (the fire is going from the area of Spartak , from the standoff position of this group – south of this settlement) .

According to the order of the Center of Territorial Troops of the South-East Operational Command of the Russian Armed Forces, the so-called personnel certification is conducted in units and divisions of the 2nd Army Corps LNR. As part of the attestation, militants take blood tests for HIV / AIDS and drug use, as well as interviews with a narcologist and a psychiatrist. At the same time, to avoid undermining the fighting efficiency of units, commanders are left with the right to leave militants on military service regardless of the results of medical examinations.

On the territory of the occupied districts of Donbass, there is an increase in discontent among citizens who have not previously served in the military and who are trying to find a job. According to the instructions of the leaders of the DNR and LNR, it is necessary to present the presence of a mark on the statement on military registration in the registration certificate from the military commissariats for employment in both republics. However, when this category of citizens is applying to the military registration and enlistment offices, they are offered to enter on the military service, and in case of refusal, the relevant marks in the documents are not put, which makes employment impossible.

In the occupied areas of Donetsk region, the indignation of the population is caused by the introduction by the leaders of the DNR of a mechanism for the deprivation of ownership of immovable property of Ukrainian citizens who left the occupied regions of Donbass and are in territories under the control of the Ukrainian authorities. Such actions in the DNR are explained by the fact that this category of citizens does not pay for utilities and housing maintenance costs, and does not have the citizenship of the DNR.

A new conflict between the leadership of the LNR and the Russian Cossacks is being fixed on the territory of the occupied areas of the Lugansk region. In particular, the authorities of the LNR refuse to register the newly created structure – the Union of Cossacks of Lugansk region (trying to register as a public organization). Representatives of LNR in dialogue with an active of Cossacks refer to absence of corresponding instructions from the Russian curators on registration of the given social movement. At the same time, the Cossacks themselves, referring to the words of ataman N.Kozitsyn, approve that the order to register this organization in LNR was given by the presidential adviser of the Russian Federation V.Surkov.

The conflict between local militants from the 9th separate mechanized regiment and the arriving mercenaries from Chechnya (about 100 men, which arrived to strengthen the units of the 1st Army Corps DNR in Mariupol direction) escalates in the Novoazovsk (controlled by the DNR). Several clashes have been registered between the parties to the conflict using physical force. The conflict arose as a result of the leakage of information about the payment that the Chechens will receive monthly, participating in combat actions. In particular, the indignation of local militants caused rumors that Chechen mercenaries would receive payment in the range of 80 thousand rubles, while local militants receive about 15 thousand rubles.



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