Operational data of the group “Information Resistance”

There is a sharp activation of the enemy’s raiding groups of infantry and subversive and reconnaissance groups (as “mixed” – local fighters and Russian mercenaries, and special operation teams of the Special Forces of the GRU RF) in the ATO zone in the Donbass. The enemy actively conducts electronic intelligence and electronic warfare (EW) activities by jamming radio networks and “jamming” individual receiving and transmitting devices (stations), up to individual mobile phones on a number of sites during this week.

The Russian occupation forces continue to shell the positions of the AFU and populated areas near the line of demarcation, mainly using automatic small arms, heavy machine guns, heavy mounted and hand grenade launchers, anti-aircraft guns, and armored combat vehicles (mostly infantry fighting vehicles). Also, the enemy used 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, and 122-mm cannon artillery. In particular:

– Areas of settlements Gladosovo and Travnevoe were shelled by 82-mm and 120-mm mortars. The fire was conducted at once from several positions in a “combined” way. In addition to mortars, the enemy used Zu-23-2 AD system;

– In a similar way, the enemy fired at several advanced positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the transfer of fire into the depths of the combat orders of Ukrainian troops in the area of Avdeevka, Peski and Butovka mine;

– in the area of Troitskoe, the invaders issued up to ten 120 mm mines in the direction of the advanced positions of the AFU south-east of the village;

– Also, enemy used 120-mm mortars in the vicinity of the village of Vodyanoe;

– Invaders, using 3 units of 122-mm self-propelled guns 2S1 “Carnation”, issued about 2 dozens of HE shells on the advanced positions of the AFU between the Peski and Kamenka.

The enemy redeploys rocket artillery into the area of the Bakhmut Route. In particular, the movement of the battery of MLRS Grad (4 units of the 122-mm MLRS BM-21 Grad, 2 trucks Kamaz and 1 MT-LB) is fixed in the Golubovka (formerly Kirovsk), near the Koltsova street. The column arrived from the south direction (from the side of Kadievka).

The occupiers consolidate their combat formations and improve the defense system In the Mariupol direction. In the triangle Azov (formerly Dzerzhinskoye) – Pikuzy (formerly Kominternovo) – Zaichenko, the engineer-sapper works by the militants, with the involvement of engineering equipment (2 times during the week the robot was fixed), as well as the hidden placement of an additional 4 armored vehicles (3 – BMP-2 and 1 MT-LB) are recorded. In the same region (Sakhanka district), movement of the “motor rifle company” of the invaders with BTR-80 (8 units), ZU-23-2 AD system on the MT-LB and 4 trucks was noted.

The command of the occupiers strengthens their positions by separate platoons and groups in front of Staragnatovka. For example, a new armored group of occupants was fixed in the Starolaspa area during the last 24 hours.  6 BMP-1/2, 1 BRM-1K and 2 MT-LB units with militants in full equipment moved towards Belaya Kamenka and Novolaspa.

The invaders conducted filtration measures with the use of mobile checkpoints in the Petrovsk and Kuibyshev districts of Donetsk (local residents were told that they were “looking for Ukrainian special operation team supposedly armed with flamethrowers). Cars and personal items of citizens were inspected, incidentally – up to check of contacts and messages of mobile phones. At one of these checkpoints, a local resident was beaten up by militants only for the observation that “they cannot to catch saboteurs in this way” (taken to the hospital with a head injury).

The measures are being taken to implement the instruction of the Russian command to create additional warehouses for the accumulation of ammunition and fuel in the “1st Army Corps DNR” and “2nd Army Corps LNR” (operatively subordinated to the headquarters of the 8th Combined arms Army of the Armed Forces of the RF). The command of both Corps is looking for suitable territories and facilities for equipping a number of warehouses of current and “emergency” reserves for ammo, fuel and lubricants.

The command of the “1st Army Corps DNR” ascertains “unauthorized use of vehicles”. At the disposal of the command of the “Army Corps” it is indicated that this practice leads to an unjustified consumption of the motor resource, fuel and spare parts. A number of commanders of the battalion level are prosecuted to administrative responsibility.

Russian curators are trying to popularize the activities of the new leadership of the “LNR” (L. Pasechnik) among the population of the territories of the Lugansk region controlled by Ukraine by activating the so-called “Humanitarian program for the reunification of the people of Donbass”. In particular, the “state bank LNR” received funds from “International Bank” (South Ossetia, the chairman of the board – Vasily Shadyan) to pay current expenses for the implementation of this program. Thus, 618 thousand rubles were allocated for its information support, various payments to citizens within the framework of the “humanitarian program” – 4.9 million rubles, the implementation of “integration measures” within the program – 395 thousand rubles.

PJSC “Lugansk Chemical-Pharmaceutical Plant” (Lugansk, controlled by the “provisional administration of the LNR”, head P.Osaulenko) continues attempts to launch the production of medicines for the purpose of their further implementation both in the territory controlled by “LNR” and outside. Currently, the management of the plant is trying to import the precursors, which necessary for the technological cycle, from Russia through CJSC Vneshtorgservis and Ministry of Industrial Policy of the LNR.

The commercial structures of the Republic of Belarus carry out systematic smuggling of parties of excisable food products, light industry products and etc. to the territory of the LDPR through the Russian Federation, through the Izvarino, Dolzhansk and Chervonopartizansk checkpoints closed by Ukraine in 2014. Container ships of the Belarusian registration, which are unloaded at the central container section in the city of Lugansk, are about 300 cars per day.