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IR summary: the transfer of arms to Lugansk is explained by "preparation for the parade" in "LNR"

Operational data of the group “Information Resistance”

Over the past weekend (14-15.04.2018), the occupiers confidently kept the “index” of 50+ shelling and armed provocations during the day. In this case, the enemy actively uses 120-mm mortars, anti-aircraft guns and BMP-1/2, occasionally – 122-mm artillery (mostly in the dark). Also were used tanks (1-2 vehicles from pre-prepared and disguised positions).

Formation of invaders usually use heavy weapons “in the complex” with other weapons of destruction. They try to inflict fire damage not only on the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which are defending in the first line, but also on targets in the tactical rear of the Ukrainian troops, including settlements. At the same time, the occupiers began to use again the scheme – the opening of fire from the positions near the social infrastructure and residential quarters, and then a rapid retreat into the depths of the battle formations.

There was a significant fire activity of occupying formations in seaside direction (from Shirokino to Pavlopol, Pishchevik), near Dokuchaevsk (repeated attacks of BMP and machine guns, and occasionally 82 mm mortars), Maryinka area and outskirts of Donetsk (broad spectrum firing assets), northwest suburbs of Donetsk – from Peski to Verkhnetoretskoye (except for infantry weapons, occasionally tanks, 122 mm artillery, AD systems and BMPs), vicinity of Gorlovka and Svetlodarsk arc (the same except tanks ), areas of  “Pervomayka” and “Bahmutka” (predominantly infantry weapons and 82 mm mortars, episodically – 120mm mortars), Vesologorovskoe – small arms, sometimes with the activation AGSs and SPGs.

Simultaneously with the activation of shelling, it is noticeable that the enemy conducts various types of reconnaissance, including the use of UAV and other technical assets. More often militants appear in the neutral zone, mainly for reconnaissance (surveillance), but also for sudden shelling of the front edge of the AFU, sniper fire, hidden mines (installation of mine explosive obstacles).

At the same time, tank units were activated in both “Army Corps” of the occupation forces in the Donbass. There is at least a tank battalion on the T-72 at the training ground in the area of Manuilovka, in the area of the Lutuginskie training ground (Kruglik area) – up to 15 tanks of the T-72 type and at least 6 tanks of the T-64 type.

A concentration of military equipment was recorded on the outskirts of Lugansk (south-east). The official version of the “2nd Army Corps LNR” command is due to “preparation for the Victory Day parade on 9 of May”.

Active transfers are marked through Thorez-Shakhtarsk to Donetsk. Up to 30 or more vehicles of occupants per day is fixed. Often, armored vehicles are fixed in the columns with motor vehicles. For example, the transfer of 2 BMP-1 and 1 MT-LB was noted yesterday, a column of 5 BTR-70/80 and 4 trucks Ural was fixed in the evening.

Between Mariivka and Berezovskoe, the invaders continue active works to equip the defense area of the battalion. The use of civil engineering equipment (bulldozer, excavator and several dump trucks) was recorded. The work is being carried out actively.

From the territory of the Russian Federation, a column of 10 long-gauge fuel tankers followed through Dolzhansky to Khrustalny. This fuel batch is intended for the “1st Army Corps DNR”. They were civilian vehicles, but the convoy was escorted by 2 buses with armed mercenaries.

Cases of tuberculosis were recorded immediately in several brigades of the “1st Army Corps DNR”. In a number of cases, we are talking about an open form. The command of the “1st Army Corps DNR” set a task to conduct a full check of all militants and Russian mercenaries in all units and subunits for tuberculosis.

The disconnection of television and radio broadcasting together with the disappearance of Internet in some areas in Donetsk caused extremely negative resonance among both militants and the civilian population. A widespread version in the form of rumors – Putin “gives up” Donetsk / “DNR”, and in order to avoid a negative reaction of local civilians and militants, they were “cut off from the world”.

Up to 20 tons of ammonia compounds and other hazardous chemicals the invaders were taken to “storage” in the Shakhtarsk District (“DNR”). The local population began to massively resent such actions of the invaders. The latter, in turn, reassure local residents by the thesis of “temporary storage”.

The so-called “parliament of the DNR” plans to vote and adopt a new “law of the DNR” “On compulsory insurance of civil liability of owners of vehicles”. The development of this bill is entrusted to the profile committee of the People’s Council of the “DNR” by personally A. Zakharchenko. According to IR, this law will largely duplicate the Russian federal law of 2002 with the same name. Also among the points of the future law – the imposition of administrative responsibility with subsequent penalties in favor of the budget of the “DNR”, the deprivation of driving licenses and the withdrawal of vehicles. What is noteworthy, the control over the development of this initiative is entrusted to the right hand of the “head of the DNR”, the curator of the economic block “DNR” – Alexander Timofeev (“Tashkent”).



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