IR summary: the Command of the 8th Army of the RF Armed Forces proposes to change the procedure for the engagement of Russian troops in the Donbas

IR summary: the Command of the 8th Army of the RF Armed Forces proposes to change the procedure for the engagement of Russian troops in the Donbas

Operational data of the group "Information Resistance"

Over the past week, there has been a slight decrease in the intensity of fire strikes on the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements on the territory controlled by Ukraine. At the same time, the enemy increased the intensity of the use of heavy weapons (including the use of MLRS), mainly at night. Fire strikes on the positions of Ukrainian troops were carried out in all areas of responsibility of the operational-tactical groupings of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "Lugansk", "Donetsk" and "Mariupol". The maximum activity of the enemy was observed near the settlements of the Krymskoe, Novotoshkovskoe, Peski, Avdeevka, Butovka mine, Lebedinskoe, Pavlopol, Talakovka, Vodyanoe and Shirokino.

The enemy continues to actively conduct reconnaissance of the combat formations of the ATO forces with the use of UAV, also the work of several ELINT/EW maneuvering groups of the Russian Armed Forces in the region of the settlement Almaznaya and Veselogorovka. It fixed up to 10 reconnaissance flights of UAVs, including two of them were launched from the border areas of the Voronezh region of the Russian Federation and made a flight into the operational-tactical depth of the defense of the ATO forces.

Under the leadership of the command of the 8th Combined-Arms Army of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces, the 1st Army Corps DNR and the 2nd Army Corps LNR (operatively subordinated to the 8th Army) completed multistage command post exercises on the ground in during which the issues of conducting offensive actions with the forcing of water barriers were worked out, as well as the system of alerting the population using sirens and through means of television / radio broadcasting was conducted. According to the results of these exercises, the commander of the 8th Army of the RF Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General S. Kuzovlev, decided to conduct practical demonstration brigade tactical exercises in the 1st Army Corps DNR and 2nd Army Corps LNR with the involvement of artillery units and the crossing of water barriers, which may testify exclusively to the offensive nature of the combat training of the units and subunits of the "Army Corps of LDNR". At the same time, control over the preparation and execution of these measures is entrusted directly to the branch of the combat training of the 8th Army of the RF Armed Forces.

In addition, according to the information of IR group, the command of the 8th Army of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces has sent proposals to the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces to refuse the use rotation of the units and subunits of the Russian Armed Forces from the various operational formations that take part in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine against AFU. It is proposed to form regular battalion tactical groups (BTGr) from the composition of units and subunits of the 8th Army of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces, which will be permanently stationed and conduct military operations in the occupied territories of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine.

The operative groups of the FSB of the Russian Federation continue to actively work in the units of 1st Army Corps DNR and 2nd Army Corps LNR with the purpose of recruiting servicemen to participate in combat operations in the Middle East. At the same time, the staff of the FSB of the Russian Federation prefers servicemen who hold a passport of a citizen of Ukraine during the selection of the candidates.

In the period from September 26 to October 2 this year, the confirmed losses of Russian occupation forces in the Donbass amounted 7 people:

1st Army Corps – 9th separate assaults mechanized regiment (Novoazovsk) 2 people, 5th separate mechanized brigade (Makeyevka) 1 person, 11th separate mechanized regiment (Makeevka) 2 people;

2nd Army Corps – 6th separate mechanized regiment (Kadievka) 1 person, 7th separate mechanized brigade (Bryanka) 1 person.

To ensure the terrorist activities of units and formations "LDNR" from the territory of Russia in the period from September 26 to October 2 this year, about 250 tons of petroleum products and 7 units of military equipment were delivered to the railway station Rovenky, as well as 5 units of armored vehicles and 6 units of motor vehicles with tank ammunition passed through the uncontrolled by Ukraine road crossing point Izvarino.

The problem of the presence of batteries for motor and armored vehicles, as well as a number of other spare parts and expendable materials, has become aggravated in the 1st Army Corps DNR. According to the reports of the command of units and subunits, it is not uncommon when 2-3 units of equipment have one battery, which negatively affects the combat readiness of units.

According to the reports of the "MGB LNR", the funeral of local "militiamen" who died in clashes with AFU and for other reasons, with public rituals and especially in small settlements, have a sharp negative impact on the mood of the local population. There are various kinds of "harmful rumors and speculation". During organizing and conducting funeral arrangements, local authorities are advised not to indicate the reasons for the death of another "defender of the Russian world" and, if possible, not to conduct mass events of a similar nature.

Among the relatives of the killed militia of the "LDNR" is growing dissatisfaction with the lack of benefits and social guarantees for this category of people. Particular indignation is the fact that veterans of the war in Afghanistan enjoy certain privileges that are not possessed for the LDNR militants. Among relatives of militants (similar facts were noted in the cities of Donetsk, Makeevka, Gorlovka, Lugansk, Kadievka), the possibility of holding protests with the use of appropriate slogans is being discussed. In turn, local "Afghans" are afraid that in case of any protest actions the leaders of the "DNR" will abolish their privileges with a view to settling the conflict.

A meeting of Russian "supervisors" and heads of "ministries and departments of the LNR" is planned in early October this year in Rostov-on-Don (RF) with a number of problematic issues in the social and economic sphere "LNR" (loading of processing enterprises, supply of medicines from Russia and availability of "contraband" drugs of Ukrainian origin in the pharmacies of the "republic", shortage of fuels and lubricants, issuance of targeted humanitarian aid). In addition, the issue of the need to reduce social tension in the "LNR", related to the actual employment of the population mainly at "state enterprises" and "authorities of the LNR", will be considered. The meeting is organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (Deputy Minister S.Nazarov, oversees the social and economic component of the LDNR).

From 14 to 22 October this year, the leadership of the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Residing Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (FA Rossotrudnichestvo) is planning to hold the ХІХ World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi (RF), the program of which provides the visits of individual participants to the occupied Crimea and DNR/LNR for carrying out "joint actions." According to the plans of Rossotrudnichestvo, a number of persons (mainly representatives of Ukrainian pro-Russian organizations) from territory controlled by Ukraine will take part in this event. However, according to some reports, the delegates from Ukraine refused to take part in the event due to the fact that the Russian side does not provide financial compensation for travel to the place of event.

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