Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 12.06

Operational data from “Information Resistance”

Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas moved from isolated cases of shelling with 122 mm and 152-mm artillery, MLRS and armored vehicles (which was observed in recent time) to the mass use of them. At the same time the transfer of heavy weapons to the “front line” militants have carried out without any secrecy and compliance activities of disguise.

It is recorded the growth of the number of experts from the Russian Armed Forces in the artillery groups of armed gangs. At the same time in a number of directions are registered providing the artillery strikes by Russian terrorist forces at the second echelon of ATO forces (recently strikes were provided at the front edge).

According to IR data, over 12-14.06.2015 is expected the activiazation of the Russian-terrorist troops in the direction of HorlivkaArtemivsk, Donetsk-Kurakhove (attempts to capture a number of facilities) and to the north of Luhansk (attempt to “equalize” the line of demarcation of the parties).

In the seaside direction  during the past 24 hours terrorists were actively shelling at positions of Ukrainian troops in the area of populated localities Chermalyk and Shyrokyne. The shelling was made mainly of 122-mm artillery and 120 mm mortars (occasional stabs of 82 mm mortars on the front edge). In addition, there was recorded the number of artillery strikes on targets near the settlements Berdyanske and Lebedynske.

In Donetsk direction is reported the intensification of Russian and terrorist forces with the active use of artillery, tanks and armored fighting vehicles. In the area of Pisky, Opytne and Vodyane terrorists during the day several times struck powerful artillery strikes of 122 mm artillery, and (at the forefront) of the tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers. It was recorded about a dozen armored vehicles (including 4 tank), that were shelling positions of Ukrainian troops. During artillery strikes militants have advanced to the front edge the infantry group (each – to a reinforced platoon), who tried to fire from grenade launchers and small arms from a “neutral zone.”

From mortars and 152-mm artillery were fired villages Novomyhaylivka, Novoselivka-2 (south to Mariyinka). In the area of ​​Mariyinka operated terrorists’ 2 tanks “swinging pendulum” (one is shooting, and the second is hiding – then changing). Also in area militants actively used 152-mm and 122-mm artillery (3 firing units, a total of 14 guns, fired from the Petrivskyi district of Donetsk).

On Artemivskyi direction also was an increase of activity of the Russian-terrorist forces. In the area of Luhanske worked “bunch” of tanks-mortars (recorded 3 tanks, which were shelling positions of ATO forces, taking the positions, and changing them under the cover of mortar fire). In the area of Zolote and Popasna the enemy groups using “zelenka”, trying to approach the positions of the ATO forces at a distance of effective fire and open fire with small arms, including machine guns, “Kord” and sniper rifles. The maneuvers of these groups hide behind fire AGS-17 and mortars caliber 82 mm.

In the area of Novgorodske, Shumy, Lenins’ke, Artemove, enemy was shelling mainly with small arms. Position of ATO forces south to Troitske was fired from120-mm mortars.

Terrorists attacked with MLRS BM-21 “Grad” on objects in the area Novotoshkovki (worked 3 MLRS). In Luhansk direction shelled of AGS-17 in the area of Shchastya from the side of Vesela Hora. In the district of Krymske and Sokolnyky militants used 82 mm mortars and Zu-23-2.

Translated and edited by UaPosition

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Dmitry Tymchuk

Reserve officer, director of the NGO Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of “Information Resistance” (hereinafter “IR”) – a non-governmental project that aims to counteract external threats to the informational space of Ukraine in the main areas of military, economic, and energy, as well as the sphere of informational security.

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