Operational data of the Information Resistance group
In the period from the 5th to the 12th of November this year, the armed groups of the Russian occupation group continued to carry out fire attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements in Ukraine-controlled territory. The level of their intensity remained at the same high level. In total, during this period they carried out 97 fire raids (for comparison, 101 were recorded last week). In this case, the enemy used: automatic small arms, heavy machine guns, light and heavy grenade launchers, occasionally were recorded the use by the enemy ZU-23-2 AD systems, armament of BMP-1/2, as well as anti-tank systems.
In addition, the use of weapons by the armed groups of the occupying forces that are subject to restrictions in accordance with the provisions of the so-called Minsk agreements was recorded in some cases. In particular – 122-mm artillery systems, as well as 120/82-mm mortars.
Fire attacks were carried out by the enemy on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the area of following settlements: Krymskoe, Novotoshkovskoe, Novozvanovka, Travnevoe, Luganskoe, Novoluganskoe, Zheleznoe, Zhaytsevo, Peski, Nevelskoye, Berezovoye, Starognatovka, Novogrigorovka, Pavlopol, Gnutovo, Talakovka, Vodyanoe and Shirokino.
The enemy continued active aerial reconnaissance using UAVs. Basically – to identify changes in the combat formation of the Joint Forces (JF). In total, from the 5th to the 12th of November this year, 7 UAV reconnaissance flights, including 3 flights of the Orlan-10 UAV, were fixed with crossing the contact line in the airspace and deepening into it the operational and tactical depth of the JF defense.
At the same time, the command of the occupation group focused on opening the control system of the JF, clarifying the operational situation in the area of the JF operation, as well as identifying changes in the combat formation and the location of the reserves of the Joint Forces.
Also, there is an intensification of the activities of the sniper and maneuvering RER/EW groups of enemy practically along the entire line of contact.
For the reporting period, a number of units from the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the Russian occupation forces were in a high degree of combat readiness to conduct active hostilities. On-duty artillery crews were for a week in a state of constant combat readiness for delivering massive fire strikes to the combat formations of the Joint Forces.
Also, during the reporting week, they held daily trainings on working out deployment issues and reaching advanced firing positions for delivering fire strikes against the Joint Forces. Also, the command of the occupation group organized the equipment of false artillery positions.
In that period, the units of the 1st and 2nd operational groupings of the Russian occupation forces in Donbas organized and carried out the following activities:
According to a unified plan for the training and vital activity of the troops of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces, work continued on preparing standard equipment and weapons for the autumn-winter period of operation. The objects of the service and barracks fund of the occupation group were preparing for the heating season with the involvement of local forces and commercial organizations, measures were taken to warm the shelters and dugouts at the forefront;
During the week, the practical training and exercises were conducted with a number of artillery and mortar units from the occupation group with aim to control and adjust fire during shelling against the JF combat formations;
The practical exercises were organized and conducted with a number of air defense units from the duty forces of the occupation group to identify, track and destroy conventional air targets;
The command of the occupying forces also organized a series of events, including with the use of UAVs, to monitor the quality of the conduct to camouflage of advanced positions in 1st and 2nd Army Corps, as well as locations for standard weapons and military equipment;
Within the framework of a unified plan and system of operational and combat training of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces, practical training in fire and tactical and special training was held with the junior command staff (sergeants) in a number of units from the occupation group at the military training grounds “Centralny-1”, “Slavny”, “Udarny”, “Uzhny”, “Pokrovsky”, “Udaloy”, “Vostochny” “Peredovoy” and “Primorsky”;
Based on the results of reconciliation of accounting materials for services in units of the occupation group of the RF Armed Forces in the Donbas, an internal verification commission of the Southern Military District of RF Armed Forces began to work to identify and investigate the facts of the theft and misuse of military property, ammunition and fuel and lubricants that are delivered from the territory of the Russian Federation to ensure vital activities of units from occupation group in the Donbas;
The occupation command organized and conducted a large-scale command-and-staff exercise with a number of units of the occupation group, which are providing the combat command process, as well as the combat control bodies, on the organization and conduct of “territorial defense” events. The number of units from the so-called “Territorial defense forces” were involved in it. The main issues that were worked out during this exercise were: verification of the so-called “Public authorities and law enforcement agencies” to respond to crisis situations, the organization of interaction between the so-called “Ministry of Internal Affairs”, “MGB” and “Ministry of Emergencies”; conducting combat coordination of the united combat tactical formations of the so-called “Ministry of Internal Affairs”, “MGB” and “Ministry of Emergency Situations”, with elaboration of the issues of providing them with maneuvering defense and counter-offensive operations by units of the so-called “people’s militia”. In addition, all its participants worked out the issue of organizing and conducting training camps with “reservists”.
In the period from November 5 to 11 this year, confirmed losses of the Russian occupation forces in the Donbas are:
1st Army Corps – 9th separate motor-rifle regiment (Novoazovsk) – 2 servicemen;
2nd Army Corps – 4th separate motor-rifle brigade (Alchevsk) – 2 servicemen.
To ensure the daily activity of the operational grouping of the Russian occupation forces in the Donbas, another so-called “90th humanitarian convoy” arrived from the territory of Russia to the occupied territories of Ukraine (through the uncontrolled checkpoints Izvarino and Uspenka) on November 7 this year, which imported about 500 tons of cargo. In addition, about 1,700 tons of fuel and lubricants were delivered from the territory of Russia (railway station Rovenki and railway station Borisovka).
Other military activity:
The active movement of army vehicles was noticed between Starobeshevo and Dokuchaevsk (recorded up to 14-16 units of vehicles, mainly the Urals, Kamaz in both directions).
North-west of Kalinovo, active camouflage of firing positions for heavy infantry armaments is carried out, both in front-line positions and in the second line.
Up to 6 units of military vehicles proceeded through Beloye towards Lugansk.
In the Ozeryanovka area, the movement of 2 units of trucks Ural with 120 mm mortars on trailers was recorded in a northeast direction.
The movement of 1 BMP-1 and 1 MT-LB was recorded north of Bezymennoe in a northerly direction.