Operational data of the group “Information Resistance”
There is a decrease in the intensity of fire strikes by the Russian occupation forces on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and settlements in the Donbass. This is due both to the agreements reached during the negotiations of the Tripartite Contact Group and to the order of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces directed to the commanders of 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the operational group of the Russian occupation forces, which prescribes to limit the infliction of fire strikes on positions Ukrainian troops and settlements on the territory under Ukraine’s control for the period of preparation and holding of the presidential elections. Also, according to this order, all armed formations of the “DNR” and “LNR” are tightened to the heavy security until March 19 this year.
The following activities are carried out at military training ranges of 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the operational grouping of the Russian occupation forces:
– “Centralniy”, “Slavniy” and “Udarniy” training ranges: the enemy continues to carry out activities aimed at working out the issues of organization of interaction in actions in the reconnaissance and fire contour with the use of UAVs;
– “Primorskiy” training range: measures are being developed aimed at working out the issues of conducting military urban operations and organizing CPs.
To ensure the activities of units and subunits of 1st and 2nd Army Corps, 6 wagons with ammunition (railway station Ilovaysk), up to 10 trucks with ammunition (Debaltsevo), as well as about 800 tons of fuel (railway station Rovenky) were delivered from the territory of Russia during the last week period.
The movement of armored vehicles and self-propelled artillery of the occupants in the Donetsk region was noted – along the route N-21, a column of 6 units of T-72 and 4 units of 122-mm self-propelled guns 2C1 Gvozdika, 1 unit of MT-LB and 1unit of BMP-1, and a column of 4 trucks Ural and 2 trucks GAZ-66 (with automatic 82-mm mortar type 2B9 “Cornflower”) were fixed moving towards to the Donetsk
North-west and west of the Boikovskoe, invaders activated the equipment of the battalion defense area (2nd echelon). Attention is drawn to the fact that recently they have stopped allowing observers of the CMM OSCE to the area of Staromarevka and Novaya Marevka. In Razdolnoye in the direction of Boikovskoe, a column of 10 trucks Kamaz and two units of BTR-80 was fixed. Obviously, the occupation command is going to seriously strengthen this section.
An investigation is being carried out concerning the embezzlement of paintwork materials supplied for the application of winter camouflage to military equipment and armament in the “5th separate mechanized brigade” of the occupation troops. The armament was camouflaged “only partially” (in a small amount).
In two units of the 1st Army Corps “DNR” (“3rd separate mechanized brigade” and “11th separate mechanized regiment”), the command records “a decrease in the level of the moral and psychological state of personnel” in connection with the ban on the opening of fire on the positions of the AFU. The special irritation of militants and Russian mercenaries caused threats from the command of “detailed investigation of all cases of unmotivated opening of fire” and promises of “punishment of those responsible”.
The command of the 2nd Army Corps “LNR” “urged” the recruiting agency to force the actually failed company to mobilize the “territorial defense battalions” in the southern regions of the occupied territory of the Lugansk region – Rovenky, Anthracite, Sverdlovsk. In the classified report on the 2nd Army Corps, it is pointed out that “there are limited possibilities for completing the reserve units of the Corps”. In turn, the military commissariats are justified by the fact that “the local population has a lot of alternative sources of income that are not related to the acute need to serve in the ranks of the people’s militia”, and numerous “activities for professional orientation and military-patriotic education have only a partial effect on mood of the local population”.
The leadership of the “MGB LNR”, under the supervision of the FSB of the Russian Federation, using controlled groups in social networks (“Odnoklassniki”, “Vkontakte”) and separatist media resources, organized an information campaign aimed at discrediting the activities of the Security Service of Ukraine in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The main purpose of the action is to reduce the level of trust of the inhabitants of the region to representatives of the special services, because of the dissemination of fictitious, untrue information (for example, the involvement of certain employees of the Security Service of the Security Service in Donetsk and Lugansk regions and other law enforcement agencies in the corruption of minors and rape). Responsible for conducting this information campaign is a former employee of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Lugansk region Andrey A. Rudenko (born October 25, 1984, a native of Lugansk, lives at 2, Matrosov St., Lugansk). At the moment he heads the so-called “Department for the Protection of the Constitutional Order and the Fight against Terrorism” of the gang formation of the “MGB LNR”.