IR Summary: the special operations teams of the RF Armed Forces have arrived in the Dokuchaevsk area

IR Summary: the special operations teams of the RF Armed Forces have arrived in the Dokuchaevsk area

09.08.2017 - Operational data of the group "Information Resistance"

Over the past day in the course of shelling of UAF positions  in the site Yasinovka lane (Avdeevka) - the southern tip of Sobornaya Street(Tsarskaya Okhota) - the position of Almaz - air shaft Putilovskaya (mine "Butovka"), the occupiers used the 82-mm mortars and repeatedly applied the 120-mm mortars (not less than 3 units from different firing positions), making the fire strikes on the different positions and objects directly at the forward edge, and in the tactical rear of Ukrainian troops, at a distance of 1.5 km from front forward edge.

From a wooded girder along the western and north-western outskirts of the village Donetsky, units of the 2nd Army Corps LNR fired from two 120-mm mortars at the positions of the UAF in the area of checkpoint № 29 and south of Novotoshkovka (mainly mines laid south of the Bahmut route).

From the position north-west of the Sakhanka, a single enemy BMP-2 repeatedly opened fire from 30-mm automatic cannon, changing the firing position, and acting under the cover of a fire of heavy mounted grenade launchers AGS-17 and 82 mm mortars.

North of Uglegorsk and along the Kalinovka-Novogrigorovka line, the occupiers continue to equip their positions in engineering terms, also strengthening two tactical lines in the second echelon with additional firepower. The use of 3 units of equipment such as tractors and bulldozers was fixed, as well as the transfer of 2 additional anti-aircraft missile systems ZU-23-2, 3 BMP and 1 MT-LB, one 120-mm mortar and one 82-mm automatic mortar of type 2B9 “Vasilok". At this site and in the area north of the line of Debaltsevo-Uglegorsk, there is a toughening of the regime of control over the movement of civilians by militants.

In the area of the height 270.4 and the village of the Molodezhnoe, invaders also carry out activities to covertly strengthen their positions. The redeployment 2 units of SPG-9 in the truck KAMAZ along the T0504 highway o to Molodezhnoe was fixed, as well as the equipment of firing positions for mortars and other fire weapons between the Molodezhnoe and the Lesnoe.

North-west of Dokuchaevsk (the area of ​​the rock dumps to the north of the Central Quarry, the settlement of Yasnoye and the height of 227.9), several new infantry groups of the enemy (most likely – special operations teams), staffed by regular servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, are being observed. Currently, they are actively monitoring the front edge of the UAF, are perfectly camouflaged on the terrain. Several sniper pairs, which are operating on the front line, have been allocated from these groups. But these groups have not yet begun to actively infiltrate operations. The appearance of servicemen from these groups in Dokuchaevsk is fixed.  They do not enter into contacts with the local population, well-equipped, move in groups of 3-4 people, always with weapons, use several civilian vehicles as transport, do not have any distinguishing marks ("Colorado Ribbons, stripes, chevrons or insignia). They bought bottled water and cigarettes in the town.

There is an active movement of forces and assets of the 1st Army Corps DNR in the Makeevka. On the territory of the mine named after Lenin several batches of invaders, totaling about 300 people, mostly Russian mercenaries, arrived and occupied the administrative building of the mine. The next Russian military equipment is fixed in the territory of the mine: 2 armored personnel carriers, 3 tanks, 3 units of the MLRS BM-21 Grad, 3 trucks KAMAZ and 4 trucks ZIL.

The command of the 1st Army Corps DNR takes measures to prevent "attempts of individual irresponsible militiamen" to undermine the authority of the military command and leadership of the DNR from filing "hidden enemies and saboteurs". In particular, commanders of "Army corps" units were categorically ordered to take full control of the activity of subordinate personnel in social networks, to stop the practice of distributing posts and video materials by militants with criticism of the command and leadership of the DNR.

The command of the 2nd Army Corps LNR expressed its claims to a number of commanders of the battalion and brigade units due to "unjustified losses" as a result of the opening of the fire from positions not properly equipped in engineering terms. In the opinion of the command of the "Army Corps", the personnel are lazy to occupy the engineering equipment of positions, many strong points are not properly equipped, and the destroyed fortifications are not being restored. That leads to the death of the militants at the opening of the response fire by the UAF, and ultimately has a very negative effect on the moral and psychological state of the personnel, increasingly refusing to follow orders to fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops in fear of becoming victims of retaliatory fire.

Russia is strengthening border control at road checkpoints on the uncontrolled Ukraine section of the state border in the Lugansk region (LNR). When citizens pass the Russian CP "Gukovo", their passport data are entered in the appropriate computer base of the Border Guard Service of the Russian Federal Security Service. At the same time, depending on the information available about the person, simplified, routine or enhanced border and customs control is carried out with respect to this person. This practice creates significant queues during attempts by citizens of the occupied territories to go to the territory of the Russian Federation, which causes their discontent. At the same time, according to the agreements reached between the Border Guard Service of the Russian Federation and the "border service of the LNR", for citizens of the "republic" who undertake to stay in the territory of Russia and not to leave the boundaries of the Rostov region, the insurance for a passenger car is not necessary.

"The Ministry of Communications of the DNR" reported that on the territory of the Donetsk region, controlled by Ukraine, the permanent audience of "republican" (DNR) and Russian TV channels is 73% of the population. According to the statement of N.A. Borodin, the "First Deputy Minister of Communications of the DNR", these figures were obtained as a result of a questionnaire conducted within the framework of the "Humanitarian Program for the Reunion of the Donbas People" in the "Centers for Social Assistance and Administrative Services", according to which, from 2,927 of the residents Donetsk region the 73% of respondents actively watching these TV channels, and 2,162 people prefer to receive information about current events from "republican" news.