The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reports that Russian military command secretly took away its killed in actions in the 59th so-called ”humanitarian convoys”. This is done to conceal presence of the Russian army in Donbas, according to Ukraine Today.
Moreover, the intelligence reports that the tensions between Russia-backed separatist forces and their commanders – Russian officers – continue to escalate. On December 26, there was a gunfight in Bryanka between drunk soldiers and Russian officers that conducted a spot check, one person was killed and several more wounded, Ukraine Today reports. Because of this, soldiers were forbidden to leave the headquarters and were stripped of compensation for injuries that were sustained while they were drunk. This caused even more disagreements with their supervisors.
The Defense Ministry Speaker on ATO Andriy Lysenko has reported that Russian so-called 59th humanitarian convoy takes away bodies of 40 deceased militants from morgues of Horlivka and Makiivka:
“Ukrainian intelligence found out a true reason of the arrival of another Russian “humanitarian convoy” to the occupied Donbas. White KamAZes took away 40 corpses of the dead Russian occupants from morgues of Horlivka and Makiivka,” said Andriy Lysenko.
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