Operational data of the “Information Resistance” group
In the period from October 29 to November 5 of this year, the armed formations of the Russian occupation group in the Donbas 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 , units of the Russian occupation forces carried out 101 fire raids on the above mentioned objectives (last week 150) during this period. In the course of their conducting, the enemy used automatic small arms, heavy machine guns, light and heavy grenade launchers, standard weapons of armored combat vehicles (mainly BMP-1/2). In some cases, the use of ZU-23-2 AD systems, anti-tank systems, as well as weapons, which are restricted, according to the provisions of the Minsk agreements, in particular 120/82-mm mortars, was recorded.
The enemy was carried out fire attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the area of next settlements: Khutor Volny, Krymskoye, Novotashkovskoye, Novozvanovka, Orekhovoye, Luganskoye, Novoluganskoye, Pivdennoye, Zaitsevo, Novgorodskoye, Novomikhaylovka, Gnutovo, Pavlopol, Pishchevik, Vodyanoye and Shirokino.
Also, the enemy continued active aerial reconnaissance with the use of UAVs to detect changes in the combat formation of units of the Joint Forces (JF). In total, from October 29 to November 5 of this year, 14 reconnaissance UAV flights, including 5 UAVs of the Orlan-10 type, crossed the front line by air and entered into the airspace over the JF combat formations at the operational and tactical depth.
During the conduct of aerial reconnaissance, the enemy focused on clarifying the operational situation, identifying changes in the combat formations of the Joint Forces, as well as monitoring the implementation of activities in units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of RF Armed Forces to mask their advanced positions and combat equipment.
During the reporting period, there was a gradual increase in the level of combat readiness of units of the Russian occupation group in the Donbas. At present, a number of units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the Russian occupation forces are brought from the “permanent” combat readiness level to the “high” combat readiness level, individual units (mainly from the operational reserve) in the degree of combat readiness “military danger” and “full”.
The enemy’s on-duty artillery crews were on a “permanent” state of combat readiness, individual calculations and units were put on high alert. A number of measures were taken with them to increase preparedness and the ability to deliver sudden and massive fire strikes against the JF combat formations. In particular, daily training was conducted with them to develop deployment and advanced fire positions for delivering fire strikes against the Joint Forces, as well as false artillery positions were equipped.
In addition, within the framework of the unified air defense system of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces, the air defense units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps worked out the tasks of identifying, tracking and destroying training air targets.
During the reporting week, the activity of sniper and maneuvering enemy RER / EW groups in the Bakhmut, Avdeevka, Kurakhovo and Mariupol directions was also noted.
During the week, the following activities were carried out in units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the of the Russian occupation forces in the field of combat and operational training, as well as increasing the level of combat readiness of troops:
According to the unified plan of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces, the work continues on preparing the equipment of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps for the autumn-winter period of operation. The facilities of the service and barracks prepare for the heating season, measures are being taken to warm the shelters and dugouts at the forefront;
The work of the commission on checking the protection of state secrets from the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces continues in the units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps;
Also, according to the unified plan of the Southern Military District of RF Armed Forces, units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps summarize the results of the final inspection for 2019 year;
The operational management bodies of the of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps headquarters have intensified their work regarding the development of plans for holding command and staff exercises in November with units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the Russian occupation forces aimed at working out issues of organizing cooperation in the performance of combat missions with the so-called “Forces of territorial defense.”
As part of the preparations for these exercises, field control points are being deployed (including the control point of the chief of artillery and the group of fire destruction) at the military training grounds “Centralny-1”, “Slavny”, “Peredovoy”, “Udaloy” and “Vostochny”. In addition, a range of tank and artillery units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps are planned to be advanced to the military training grounds “Centranyl-1”, “Glavny”, “Peredovoy”, “Udaloy” and “Vostochny” as part of the preparation of the command-staff exercises;
The local occupation administration, together with the health service of the occupation group, is taking measures to verify the readiness of medical institutions to accept wounded soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the RF Armed Forces for treatment;
The exercises with the so-called “Forces of territorial defense” and training to localize emergency situations at critical infrastructure facilities also continue in the territory of the so-called “DPR and LPR”.
In the period from October 29 to November 5 of this year, confirmed losses of the Russian occupation forces in the Donbas amounted to 6 people:
1st Army Corps – 1st separate motor rifle brigade (Kalmius) – 1 serviceman, 9th separate motor rifle regiment (Novoazovsk) – 2 servicemen;
2nd Army Corps – 4th separate motor rifle brigade (Alchevsk) – 2 servicemen, 7th separate motor rifle brigade (Bryanka) – 1 serviceman.
To ensure the daily activities of the units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps, as well as the accumulation of reserves of material and technical supplies for the operational grouping of the Russian occupation forces, another so-called “89th humanitarian convoy” arrived from the territory of Russia to the occupied territories of Ukraine (through the uncontrolled checkpoints Izvarino and Uspenka) on October 24 this year, which delivered about 500 tons of various cargoes.
Other military activity:
In the north-west of the Kuybyshev district (Donetsk), a mixed convoy of military equipment (up to 8 BMP-1/2 units, 2-3 MT-LB units and 4 Ural-type army trucks) was moving westward.
The movement of several army trucks with units of the Russian occupation group (up to 2 platoons) was observed in the area of settlement Lobachovo.
Active work on the engineering re-equipment of positions on the second line continues along the Dachnoe – Sentyanivka – Petrovenky line. The equipment of a number of firing positions and caponiers for military equipment was noted.