IR Summary: the command of "1st Army Corps DNR" is afraid of US Intel satellites

IR Summary: the command of "1st Army Corps DNR" is afraid of US Intel satellites

Operational data of the group "Information Resistance"

During the last week period, the intensity of fire strikes by the Russian occupation forces in the Donbas on the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements on the territory under Ukraine's control has slightly decreased. In total, the units of 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the operational group of the Russian occupation forces carried out about 260 fire attacks (during the last week-period up to 290) from 122 mm artillery systems, 82/120-mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and tanks during this period.

The most intense fire strikes were inflicted by the enemy on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of settlements Avdeevka, Luganskoe, Gnutovo, Krymskoe and Novgorodskoe. On August 15 and 17 this year, the enemy fired at Ukrainian military units from mortars in the area of Krymskoe and in the direction of Slavyansk in the Lugansk and Novgorodskoe regions, which is a violation of the agreement on the cultivation of forces in these areas. August 16 this year, 6 cases of using "prohibited" weapons are recorded in the Severodonetsk, Slavyansk and Mariupol directions, incl. 122-mm MLRS "Grad". August 19 this year, the enemy fired at Ukrainian Army units from 82/120-mm mortars in the area of ​​Kryakovka, the Krymskoe and in the Avdeevka direction in the Verkhnetoretskoye and Avdeevka areas, which is also a violation of the agreement on the cultivation of forces in these areas.

Duty artillery units and air defense forces of the occupants are in an increased level of combat readiness. Artillery units of 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the operational grouping of the Russian occupation forces are conduct regular training sessions to study the issues of fire destruction of Ukrainian troops using the reconnaissance and fire contours. In addition, artillery units of 1st and 2nd Army Corps intensively conduct activities aimed at replenishing ammunition stocks from rocket and artillery arsenal stores.

The intensity of air reconnaissance by the enemy remained high. In the period from August 14 to August 20 this year, 20 reconnaissance flights of the UAV of the RF Armed Forces are recorded, incl. 12 flights of UAV Orlan-10, which were carried out flights into the operational-tactical depth of the defense of the Joint forces.

To ensure the terrorist activities of units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the operational grouping of the Russian occupation forces, 12 railway tanks with fuel and lubricants (about 720 tons, railway station Rovenky) were delivered from the territory of Russia, in the period from August 14 to August 20 this year. In addition, tomorrow, August 23 this year, the scheduled delivery of the next (80th) so-called "Humanitarian convoy" from the Russian Federation (50 units of automotive equipment, about 500 tons of cargo) is planned on the territory of the occupied parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions through uncontrolled checkpoints Izvarino and Uspenka. The last "humanitarian convoy" was July 26 this year (47 units of automotive equipment, about 500 tons of cargo).

The active movement of motor vehicles of the occupants along the N-21 highway is fixed, 3-4 columns a day (mostly army trucks), at least 10 trucks each. In some columns, armored vehicles are noted also (mostly armored personnel carriers). Columns move during the day and at night with ammunition and other items of material and technical supply.

An armored group of the enemy was fixed at the "Bakhmut" route in the region of the Smelyoe.  4 units OF BMP-1/2 and 3 BTRs moved aside Sentyanovka - Zhelobok.

To the south of the Shirokaya Balka, the invaders deployed air defense assets. Two MT-LBs with ZU-23-2 AD systems at positions and a truck with antennas were fixed. Apparently, the militants got the order to prevent the work of the UAV or the AFU in the tactical zone, which can be caused by the regrouping of the units of the occupiers in this area.

On the eastern outskirts of Dokuchaevsk, the movement of the armored vehicles of the invaders has been noted. More than 10 combat armored vehicles (mainly BMP-1) were moved from the unit, occupying positions in the industrial zone, and along the southwestern outskirts of this settlement. In the same area, equipment of several new stronghold points by the enemy is observed in the second line and fragmentary mining of the areas adjacent to the front line. At the same time there are rumors among the city's population that the APU has come close to the outskirts of the city and the positions of the militants, sometimes for a couple of hundred meters.

In a number of districts of Donetsk, Gorlovka and Makeyevka, the “MGB DNR” staff, together with the "military commandant's office" and "MVD DNR", conducted a large-scale operation to search for "Ukrainian special operations teams" and "Ukrainian underground". During the filtration activities more than 100 people were detained for "checking and clarifying the person". Most of these events were held in areas directly adjacent to the front line and near the "military facilities".

The headquarters of "1st Army Corps DNR" ("OC Donetsk") spreads the information that "the Americans are transferring data from their satellites to the AFU", in connection with which the next order of command of the Army Corps about the need for proper camouflage of important stationary facilities - command posts of different levels, warehouses, storage facilities, reducing the number of open parking of military equipment and weapons storage sites is appeared. A "flight schedule of US reconnaissance satellites" circulates in the headquarters of units of the "1st Army Corps DNR".

The difficulties with the delivery of water to the front line positions arose in a number of units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the occupation forces. The command of both Corps is forced to take "extraordinary measures" to provide personnel with technical and drinking water. Difficulties have arisen, mainly due to the failure of the transport involved in the delivery (too intensive operation) and a lack of drivers.

The thesis about the alleged imminent start of the AFU offensive in the Donbas for "disrupting the presidential election in Ukraine" became "popular" among the militants of "2nd Army Corps LNR". It is possible that occupants disguise their intention to aggravate the situation at the front on the threshold of the pre-election campaign in Ukraine by the massive spread of such rumors (in order to promote the "party of peace"), preparing the relevant information background in advance.

Rumors are circulating among the "civil servants of the DNR" (mainly middle-level) about the acquisition of certain "visas and residence permits" in a number of Western countries by the top "leadership of the DNR". It is possible that the "push" was the recent receipt, a German working visa by the former head of the "Russian Railways" V. Yakunin (message from Russian media).

Russian "curators" told the leaders of "LNR" about the need to reduce budget expenditures on the realization of the so-called "Humanitarian program for the reunification of the people of Donbass" in the III quarter of this year. A reduction is proposed up to 1 million rubles. At the same time, Russian "curators" demand an increase in the number and scale of activities within the framework of the said "humanitarian program", which causes discontent from the side of the leadership of the "LNR".