Military updates, 12/25 (16th “Day of Silence”)

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In the Kuibyshev District of Donetsk, a command of Russian-terrorist troops is actively conducting a rotation of personnel from units that operate in the Pisky – Avdiivka stretch. Both tented cargo trucks and civilian vehicles transport the personnel. The arrival of Russian paratroopers has been observed in the vicinity of Spartak, and south of this area.In the area between the settlements of Krasnohorivka and Pisky, the arrival of Russian army officers, who introduce themselves as representatives of a group to establish the so-called “demarcation line,” has also been observed. These Russian servicemen move freely [through the area], including in the vicinity of Ukrainian troops. In the meantime, officers of the Russian military intelligence (GRU of the General Staff of the Russian Federation) have been identified among these Russian representatives.The accumulation of Russian-terrorist formations continues in the vicinity of Trokhizbenka. The arrival of another enemy task force to the area of Alchevsk, formed of local insurgents and mercenaries from Russia, was also recorded. The task force consists of about 150 people; it also includes 4 tanks and 6 armored fighting vehicles (AFVs). Also noted was the arrival in the area of 2 100-mm anti-tank guns MT-12 “Rapira” (which had undergone repairs), as well as 6 tented cargo trucks with ammunition.During the past 24 hours, a repeated opening of fire by the enemy has been reported in Horlivka and Mayorsk. Cannon artillery has been predominantly used (4-cannon battery of 122-mm howitzer D-30), also MLRS “Grad” and mortars have been used.An extraction (exfiltration) of a sabotage and intelligence group (DRG) of the Russian-terrorist forces has been reported from the vicinity of Debaltseve into Horlivka. During a raid, this DRG lost 2 commandos who were killed, a third – was wounded. All with shrapnel wounds.In the vicinity of Zuhres, Russian-terrorist units underwent “artillery live-fire exercises” led by Russian officers. Units operating in the area of Starohnativka bridgehead took part in these “exercises.”In Luhansk, the “Zarya” gang (personally led by “LNR” head I. Plotnitskiy) received reinforcement from Russia – both in manpower and equipment. The arrival of 6 tanks was noted. Also observed was the quartering [cantonment] of several Russian transport divisions in the city (in the northern and eastern parts of Luhansk). Within their composition, the units have vehicles for the transport of heavy machinery.In the area of Putylivska Junction [Donetsk region], beyond a previously established insurgent checkpoint, the Russian-terrorist troops continue to set up a permanent observation post furnished with special equipment for conducting optical reconnaissance.On the route between the settlements of Yasynuvata and Yenakiieve, the transfer to the front of the Russian radar system of intelligence and fire control “Zoo-1,” [a radar complex] designed for the reconnaissance of enemy weapons systems, was recorded.In Crimea, the instruction of mercenaries for Donbas continues at the training camps of Russian secret services. The southern division of IR [Information Resistance] identified the head of one of these camps as the former commander of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Lieutenant-General S. Shulyak, who has been previously put on the list of persons involved in the mass murder of Ukrainian citizens on Maidan in February of 2014 by the Prosecutor General’s Office. Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front) Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

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