IR summary: the FSB "figured out" how the Security Service оf Ukraine recruits "DNR officials"

IR summary: the FSB "figured out" how the Security Service оf Ukraine recruits "DNR officials"

Operational data of the group "Information Resistance"

During the last week, the intensity of fire strikes by the Russian occupation forces on the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements on the territory controlled by Ukraine remained quite high. During the period 18-19.12.2017, the enemy increased activity, including the use of heavy weapons, such as MLRS (shelling of the Novolugansk-Travnevoe area). Shelling was carried out by 6 units of the 122-mm MLRS BM-21 Grad from the Gorlovka settlement (Bayrak).

The most intense fire strikes were inflicted on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of the settlements of Trekhizbenka, Krymskoe, Kryakovka, Troitskoe, Popasnaya, Novoaleksandrovka, Luganskoye, Lozovoye, Novoluganskoe, Travnevoe, Zaitsevo, Avdeevka, Opytnoe, Butovka mine, Kamenka, Maryinka, Berezovoe, Vodyanoe, Pavlopol, Lebedinskoe and Shirokino.

The enemy continues to actively conduct reconnaissance of the combat formations of the ATO forces with the use of UAVs to inflict firing strikes on them. During the week, 12 flights of UAVs were recorded. 3 of them were flights of UAV Orlan-10, which were carried out with a flight in the operational-tactical depth of the defense of the ATO forces. Also, in order to uncover the combat orders of the AFU, as well as to conduct sabotage actions, the activation of the enemy's special operation teams’ activities at a number of sites was noted, a special activity in the section of the Travnevoe - the Uglegorsk reservoir. The work of the latest Russian radio reconnaissance complex "Thorn" recorded in the vicinity of the settlement Ozeryanovka

The rotation of the command staff from number of regular officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continues in the units of "1st Army Corps DNR" and "2nd Army Corps LNR" (operatively subordinated to the 8th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces).

In order of the Russian command to improve the moral and psychological state of servicemen, the command of "1st Army Corps DNR" and "2nd Army Corps LNR" is intensively conducted agitation classes on the "victories" of the RF Armed Forces in Syria (one of the topics - "The victory of Russian weapons in the fight against ISIS in Syria ").

Confirmed losses of Russian occupation forces in the Donbass amounted to 24 people in the period from 12th to 18th of December this year:

1st Army Corps – 9th separate assault mechanized regiment of marine infantry (Novoazovsk) - 9 servicemen, 3rd separate mechanized brigade (Gorlovka) - 3 servicemen, 11th separate mechanized regiment (Makeyevka) - 1 serviceman, 100th separate mechanized brigade (Donetsk) - 1 serviceman;

2nd Army Corps – 6th separate mechanized regiment (Kadievka) - 9 servicemen, 7th separate mechanized brigade (Bryanka) - 1 serviceman.

To support the terrorist activities of "1st Army Corps DNR" and "2nd Army Corps LNR", about 2,300 tons of petroleum products were delivered from the territory of Russia to the railway stations Rovenky and Chervonopartizansk in the period from 12th to 18th December this year.

During the last days the occupants used heavy weapons:

- The positions of the AFU in the area of the settlement of Travnevoe were shelled by the 120-mm mortars;

- In the area of Dokuchaevsk, during the shelling by 82-mm mortars from firing positions in the area north of the Central Quarry in rock dumps, the militants also used at least 3 units of 120-mm mortars (from the industrial zone west of the Microdistrict), issued about 30 mines on advanced positions of AFU north-east of Novotroitskoye;

- The occupants fired on the advanced positions of the AFU south of Novotoshkovka and in the vicinity of the Siphonnaya railway station by 120-mm mortars from the firing positions in the gully on the southeastern outskirts of Donetskoe (the fire was more disturbing than the aiming, with a wide spread);

- The militants fired on the advanced positions of the ATO forces between Novozvanovka and Popasnaya from the position west of the railway station Teplohorsk (a region south of Pervomaisk), using 3 units of 122mm D-30/30A guns, as well as north of Novoaleksandrovka on the approaches to the height of 270.4;

- In the area of ​​the DAP, the invaders fired on the advanced positions of the AFU on the south-eastern outskirts of Opytnoe and north of the broken-down airport radar by a pair of 82mm automatic mortars of type 2B9 "Cornflower" from a disguised position on the western outskirts of Spartak (in the private sector). Also, they used 122-mm artillery and a tank. The enemy's artillery battery, which located on firing positions in the forest area north of Putilovka, opened fire twice on the advanced positions of the AFU to the north of Zhobunki (Peski) and directly over the area near the Opytnoe and along the ring road. The tank, maneuvering along the front, fired on the position of AFU in the area of ​​"Almaz", and southwest of the air shaft of the Putilovskaya mine (Butovka mine), using fire cover of ZU-23-2 AD system.

The regrouping of enemy armored vehicles is noted at the Mariupol direction. After the recent active shelling by the tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, the transfer and deployment of additional (single) tanks and infantry fighting vehicles in the disguised positions is fixed north of Guselshchikovo and in the vicinity of the settlement Khreschatytskoe (formerly Krasnoarmeyskoye). The Russian command uses standard armored vehicles from the structure of "9th separate assault mechanized regiment of marine infantry” (Novoazovsk) for short-term "exits" to the front line, shelling on the previously identified targets, and then leaving to the so-called "withdrawal areas" (as far as possible from roads and populated areas, where the OSCE observers could appear). In this regard, frequent and regular "closing" of the road sections and areas near the demarcation line for the movement of civilians and for the access of OSCE inspectors by the occupants is noted.

Russian curators from the FSB of the Russian Federation strongly recommend for “MGB and MIA DNR" to pay close attention to citizens in the occupied territory who receive Ukrainian documents (in particular biometric passports). According to the instruction, representatives of the "state structures of DNR", which got such documents, must pass the additional verification. In the opinion of representatives of the FSB of the Russian Federation in DNR, the distribution of such documents is one of the ways of recruiting from Security Service of Ukraine and Main Intelligence Directorate of MoD of Ukraine.

The administration of PJSC "Stakhanov Rail Car Manufacturing Plant" (Kadievka, Lugansk region) is trying to restore production and arrange export of products to Russia. The main obstacle to the implementation of these plans is the lack of appropriate state certificates for trucks of freight cars. The only one enterprise in the occupied territory of the Lugansk region, which continues to manufacture trucks of freight cars and wheel sets, is CJSC “Luganskcentrokuz named after Monyatovskiy" (actually seized by the occupation authorities as a result of so-called "nationalization"). At the same time, this enterprise uses the certificate of an unidentified sample received in Kazakhstan for production.