Operational data of the group “Information Resistance”
Russian-terrorist forces in the Donbas continue to shell the positions of the UAF and civilian targets. In addition to the “traditional” hot directions (Donetsk, seaside), since the beginning of this week, there has been noted activation of the Kadievka (Stakhanov) group of invaders. Shootings are being fought by the artillery group of the 4th separate mechanized brigade (the zone of responsibility – from the advanced positions of the ATO forces east of Troitskoe to the surroundings of the Trekhizbenka) and mortar units attached to motorized rifle units from its composition. The enemy mainly uses 120-mm mortars and 122-mm self-propelled guns type 2C1 “Carnation”, 122-mm cannon howitzers type D-30 / 30A in this direction. In the area of the Bakhmut route, the occupants also used artillery battery (5 units) of 152-mm howitzer D-20, as well as heavy armored vehicles (tanks) in the area of Donetskoe and southeast of the Zhelobok.
At the same time, the command of the 2nd Army Corps LNR started an investigation relative the actions of artillery groups of the 4th separate mechanized brigade from the Stakhanov group of the during the preparation for the implementation of “combat missions”. In particular, the extremely negative reaction of Russian “advisors” was caused by the actions of the commanders of militants who “… in the course of transferring themselves to the firing positions, they allowed non-observance of the rules of camouflage and concealed movement”. As a result, “the enemy discovered the fire positions of their units”, also such movements were recorded, according to the headquarters of the 2nd Army Corps LNR, by the observers of the CMM OSCE. In turn, the commanders of artillery units of the occupiers explain these errors by the fact that the redeployment was carried out in a hurry and they had to open fire practically “from the wheels”.
Along the route E50 from the Krutaya Balka in the direction of the pumping station and Vasilievka, the invaders redeploy personnel and armored vehicles. The redeployment is carried out at night. The aim is a covert reinforcement of the formations, which are occupying positions along the north-western outskirts of Vasilievka. Several units of BMP-1/2, at least 5 trucks Ural with personnel (two with anti-aircraft missile systems ZU-23-2 on a trailer) were fixed.
Through Starobeshevo to Styla and Zernovoe, several armored vehicles were transported by several batches, which previously were delivered by railway from the Russian Federation. In total – 8 units (of which 2 units BRM-1K, at least 3 BMP-2)
In the 1st Army Corps DNR, the commanders of the units and subunits were informed that the enemy (the Ukrainian Armed Forces) practically on-line “gets intelligence information from US space vehicles”. In this regard, commanders have got order to take this factor into account “during organizing and planning combat activities.” The initiators of this order were the Russian “curators” at the headquarters of the 1st Army Corps DNR; while the fact that the United States is always extremely limited and without special promptness is providing such information to even the closest allies, they appear to be ignored.
A new unit of radio technical reconnaissance of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is being observed in the area of Novolaspa (formerly Telmanovo) of the Boikovskoe district. The unit comprises about 50 servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and 3 units of EW vehicles, which are located on the outskirts of this settlement in abandoned houses. Military uniform of personnel is without stripes and chevrons, and vehicles are without numbers and signs. Servicemen of this unit do not enter into contact with local residents. Regularly in the designated unit an alarm signal is announced, and lineups are made before moving to combat positions.
By the instructions of the Russian “curators” of the 1st Army Corps DNR, it is planned to form a military hospital in the Novoazovsk direction, in which 10 surgical brigades will function.
On the territory of Petrovsk district of Donetsk, the militants spread rumors that in the near future the UAF allegedly will carry out a “chemical attack on Donetsk” in order to prepare offensive actions.
Within the framework of the work of the “Russia-Donbass” Integration Committee, a videoconference was held between public figures of the DNR and the Crimea in the “Russian Center” in Donetsk. The conference was attended by head of Sudak administration V.Serov and his first deputy M.Gorbatyuk from the side of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. From the side of the DNR, the first deputy head of the central executive committee of the DNR A.Kramar, the head of the political party “Republic of Donetsk” A.Kostenko, the deputy of the people’s council E.Martianova, the leader of the NGO “Young Republic” N.Kiosev , Head of the administration of the Kiev district of Donetsk V. Levchenko. The theme of the conversation was “cultural interaction of the Crimean city and Kiev district of Donetsk”. In Donetsk, the event was attended by foreigners:
1. Sorlin Fabrice, 29.12.1979 year of birth, citizen of France;
2. Julien Luis Roshedi, 10.03.1988 year of birth, a native of France and a citizen of France;
3. Andreas Maurer, 01.05.1970 year of birth, a native of Kazakhstan, a citizen of Germany;
4. Pierre Malinowski (Pierre Malinowski), 05.08.1987 year of birth, a citizen of France;
5. Roman Smirnidis, 31.10.1990 of the year of birth, a citizen of Greece.
Foreign citizens came to the territory of the DNR from the Russian Federation through the uncontrolled by Ukraine section of the Russian-Ukrainian border. Upon their return to their countries, these foreigners began actively to cover their pro-Russian position in local media and the Internet.
Since June this year in Donetsk and other cities under the control of the DNR, points for the implementation of money transfers between the occupied territories and Ukraine began to operate. Transfers of money from DNR and LNR are carried out on the cards of Ukrainian banks, the minimum cost of transfer is 500 UAH, and the percentage of the transaction is 10% of the amount. For example, in Donetsk, one of the points for the implementation of such operations is located in the placement of the former shopping center “Auchan” (Donetsk, it is located on the bypass road, now called “Sigma Land”).
In the areas of the Rostov region RF, which are bordering with Ukraine, it is completed the relocation of separate units of the formed 150th Motorized Rifle Division of the South-Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation to the places of permanent deployment. The engineering development of certain sections of the Russian-Ukrainian state border that is not controlled by Ukraine is continuing, and a number of large-scale infrastructure projects have been launched. Earlier, as part of the deployment of new units of the RF Armed Forces in the Russian regions bordering Ukraine, on May 19, 2017, the opening ceremony of the military campus of the 68thTank Regiment of the 150thMotorized Rifle Division of the South-Eastern Military District of the RF Armed Forces was held at the Kadamovskiy training range (Rostov Region, Russia). On May 14, 2017, military equipment of the 68thTank Regiment of the 150thMotorized Rifle Division was transferred from the Kuzminsky training range (Myasnikovsk District, Rostov Region of the Russian Federation) to a new location.
Information: The 68th tank regiment was formed on the basis of tank units of 205th separate mechanized brigade (Budennovsk, Stavropol Territory of the Russian Federation) and in March 2017 was transferred to the Kuzminsky training range, where it remained until the relevant infrastructure was put into operation at the Kadamovskiy training range.
At the same time, it is known about problems with laying a railway communication for supplying the 150th Motorized Rifle Division of the South-Eastern District of the Russian Armed Forces in the Zhuravka-Millerovo section (Rostov Region), which is associated with the theft of allocated state resources and the corruption component in concluding agreements with contractors from the side of the representatives of JSC Russian Railways. For example, when a bribe (3 million rubles) was received for concluding a contract to clean up the territory of construction of a new railway line without a tender with a commercial organization, the deputy head of the Rostov group of customers for the construction of railway transport facilities (a separate branch of Russian Railways) was detained.
The engineering development of the border in the area of responsibility of the Russian Federal Security Service Border Guard Service in the Rostov Region continues. So, in order to counter illegal migration, to prevent the movement of arms and smuggling from the DNR and LNR, bypassing the border checkpoint “Donetsk” (opposite the Izvarino checkpoint temporarily controlled by the militants), the barrier fence is being installed on both flanks of the checkpoint. On the territory of the Rostov region a number of large-scale infrastructure projects are being implemented, taking into account the extension of the FSB border guard department in the Rostov region. In particular, in the summer (tentatively – July) this year, It is planned to begin construction of apartment buildings in the cities of Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, Millerovo, and Novoshakhtinsk for the needs of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in the Rostov Region. The state company “Russian Highways” on the territory of the Oktyabrsk, Aksay, Azov regions and Novocherkassk and Bataysk cities of the Rostov region began preparatory work on the construction of the road, bypassing the settlement Aksay.
Start-up and commissioning works have been started at Unit №4 of Rostov NPP, the final launch of which is planned before the end of this year. In parallel, in order to improve the level of energy security of the occupied Crimea, an interdepartmental working group on the implementation of the federal project for the construction of a high-voltage line from the above-mentioned nuclear power plant (500 MW) to the Crimea was set up in the government of the Rostov Region.
Russian commercial structures continue criminal commercial activities in the occupied territories of Donbass, acting through uncontrolled areas of Russian-Ukraine border by Ukraine. In particular, the Taganrog transport company Sudakov-Travel (office in Rostov-on-Don at 74 Socialist Str.) And the travel agency Sputnik-Yug (a branch is at the same address in Rostov-on-Don) offers “tourist tours” to the occupied areas of the Donetsk region (DNR) called “Donetsk Unconquered.” The “standard” three-day tour (cost – 20 thousand rubles per person) includes accommodation in a 4 * hotel in the center of Donetsk, a visit to the Saur-Mohyla, a visit to the shooting club “Artemida” (Donetsk), a tour “War and Peace”, a visit Places of battles of Russian invaders with UAF near Debaltsevo.