IR summary: the occupants sharply activated human intelligence in the front line

IR summary: the occupants sharply activated human intelligence in the front line

Operational data of the group "Information Resistance"

In the last week period (24-30.01.2018), it is a slight decrease in the intensity of fire strikes on the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements on the territory controlled by Ukraine. However, the invaders fire only at identified targets. The reduction in the number of shelling from the enemy is primarily due to the inspector's activity of the observers of the OSCE special monitoring mission in the contact zone. At the same time, the enemy continues to violate and ignore the agreements on the disengagement of forces and means, and systematically violates the ceasefire. The firing of low intensity from the enemy's side to the units of the AFU is marked 24 hours a day.

In particular, the artillery units of "1st Army Corps DNR" and "2nd Army Corps LNR" of the operational group of Russian occupation forces carried out up to 20 artillery raids (over the past week period about 30) by 82/120-mm mortars, 122-mm portable MLRS "Grad-P", infantry fighting vehicles and tanks during the week period.

The most intense fire strikes by the enemy were inflicted on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Troitskoe, Luganskoye, Avdeevka, Peski, Verkhnetoretskoye, Lebedinskoe and Pavlopol.

In connection with the improvement of weather conditions, the enemy activated the reconnaissance of the combat formations of the AFU with the use of UAVs. During the week, about 16 UAV flights were recorded, including 2 of them - flights of the UAV Orlan-10, which were carried out with a flight to the operational-tactical depth of the defense of Ukrainian troops. It is also noted the activation of the human intelligence of the occupants in the front-line zone on the territory controlled by Ukraine.

The main efforts of the command  of "1st Army Corps DNR" and "2nd Army Corps LNR" of the operational group of Russian occupation forces were focused on regrouping their forces and assets in a number of sectors, maintaining the combat readiness of troops, engineering equipment of the terrain, conducting planned activities for combat training, checking the situation in subordinate units, as well as preparing to the complex inspection of units and subunits of "1st Army Corps DNR" and "2nd Army Corps LNR" by the next commission from the 8th Army of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces. The beginning of work of the commission is planned for the first ten days of February this year, and the main reason for its arrival is the low moral and psychological state of the personnel of the units and subunits of the Russian occupation forces.

The order of the Russian command established weekly (on Thursdays) training in the management of artillery fire and shooting exercises in the units and subunits of both "Army corps", which corresponds to the provisions and plans for combat training of units and subunits of the RF Armed Forces which deployed in the territory of Russia.

Unprecedented efforts are being made by the command of both "Army corps" of the occupation forces to accumulate fuel and ammunition, which arriving from Russia, in much larger volumes than the occupation forces in the Donbas use in this period. In this case, warehouses, storage bases and areas for weapons and equipment, points of refueling and maintenance are dispersed and carefully disguised. In this regard, the Russian command actively uses the housing blocks, various logistics centers, industrial facilities and infrastructure.

Also, the enemy continues to conduct measures to verify the mobilization readiness of its troops. Work is under way to clarify the lists of the mobilization reserve, and the issues of deployment and operation of points of reception of equipment and personnel are being worked out in units and subunits of 1st and 2nd Army Corps.

The classes are held with "reservists" on fire and tactical training on the training grounds. At the same time, "reservists" are forcibly compelled to write receipts about prohibiting departure from the territory of the "DNR" and "LNR" in the event of an aggravation of the situation or "a large-scale offensive by the AFU".

The confirmed losses of the Russian occupation forces in the Donbass amounted to 20 people during last week:

1st Army Corps – 3rd separate mechanized brigade (Gorlovka) – 5 servicemen , 9th separate assault mechanized regiment of marine infantry (Novoazovsk) - 9 servicemen, 100th separate mechanized brigade (Donetsk) - 1 serviceman;

2nd Army Corps – 2nd separate mechanized brigade (Lugansk) - 2 servicemen, 7th separate mechanized brigade (Bryanka) - 3 servicemen.

To ensure the activities of units of 1st and 2nd Army Corps, about 1500 tons of petroleum products were delivered from the territory of Russia in the period from 24 to 30 January this year. Over the past 24 hours, the unloading of ammunition (artillery 122 mm, 152 mm, mortar 120 mm) was recorded at the commodity railway station Debaltsevo. A mobile crane was involved for unloading, and transport with ammunition was sent to the southern direction.

The enemy is strengthening the area northeast of Vesyolaya Gora, up to the Oboznoe and the surroundings of the Lugansk TPP. Over the past 24 hours, a "motorized rifle company" - 5 BMP-1/2, several trucks Kamaz with manpower, truck Ural with ZU-23-2 AD system and 3 MT-LB, were redeployed from Lugansk to this site through Metallist.

The redeployment of the tank unit of the invaders (three tanks of the T-64B type and one tank of the T-72A type) was fixed in the area of Ternovoe. Tanks were redeployed from the Manuilovka training ground.

It is an acute shortage of artillery specialists in the "5th separate mechanized brigade" of the occupiers. After discussing the situation at the headquarters of the brigade and reporting to the headquarters of the Corps, it was decided to request "completing" directly at the headquarters of the 8th Army of the RF Armed Forces.

The recent demining of the area near Gorlovka, conducted by the sappers of AFU, was noted in the intel report of "1st Army Corps DNR" as "the equipment of passes in minefields for tanks and infantry groups to prepare for the offensive of Ukrainian troops".

The so called "The Council of Ministers of the DNR" reported to the Russian "curators" about the implementation of the "humanitarian program for the reunification of the people of Donbass" in 2017 in the part of providing assistance to residents of the Ukrainian-controlled territory of the Donetsk region. In particular, according to the report, "the Ministry of Health of the DNR" provided assistance to 550 patients. "The United Donbass Foundation" allocated 43 741 000 rubles for 1499 applications for cash assistance, and "the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the DNR" organized 170 events involving 3,500 athletes. This information is planned to be widely covered in Russian federal and local media.

A meeting of the "integration committee Russia-Donbass "with a discussion of the integration of" LDNR" into the Russian Federation is planned in Donetsk at February 15 this year. The representatives of LNR and DNR, and public officials of the Russian Federation (preliminary, the Russian side will be represented by middle managers of the Rostov region) will participate in this event

There is a massive outflow of qualified personnel from "nationalized" enterprises, which are located on the territory of the "DNR". In particular, most experienced specialists of Makeevka Machine Building Plant refused to prolong the labor agreements and moved to Russia for further employment.

Representatives of the Hungarian minority of Transcarpathia are planning to organize a "visit" in Strasbourg (France) on February 8 this year, when a meeting of the Council of Europe will take place in this city. At the same time, they plan to distribute printed materials to discredit the draft Concept of the state ethno-national policy of Ukraine (the Draft Concept was presented on December 19, 2017 in Berehovo, Transcarpathian region, for discussion with representatives of national minorities). To this aim, the functionaries of the party "Hungarian Party of Ukraine" started to produce the printed materials.