New “Siberian Guests” on the Border of Ukraine — The 14th Brigade of Special Forces, Main Intelligence Department

We have identified a new military unit along the Eastern border of Ukraine, that of the 14th Separate Brigade of Special Forces (Spetsnaz), m/u 74854, of the Main Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, based in Khabarovsk. Continue reading

Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Summary for September 15, 2014

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In spite of the “armistice” the Russian mercenaries continued shelling Donetsk airport over the past 24 hours using heavy artillery. Meanwhile the facility remains under Ukrainian control.

The enemy is also attempting to reach the airport from the north. For this reason they gather forces in Panteleimonivka. An attack from this areas allows them address to issues: their desire to straighten the front line by dislodging the Ukrainian military from Verkhnotoretske, and secondly to get complete control over the Horlivka-Donetsk highway. Continue reading

Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Summary for September 13-14, 2014

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The Donetsk airport is still shelled with large calibre artillery and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). Some eyewitnesses even speak of a tank attack. However, Ukrainian forces continue to hold the airport.

On September 13, there was an attempt to transfer terrorist forces from Horlivka to Donetsk. The terrorists attempted to use the E50 highway. It is possible that the attempt was aimed at reinforcing the attack on the airport from the north. This attempt was suppressed in the area of Krasnyi Partizan. Continue reading

22nd Separate Brigade Currently Operating in Ukraine

We present a further update to our list of units of Russian forces in Ukraine. This time we identified the 22nd Separate Brigade of Special Purpose Main Intelligence Department. This unit was identified through the social network page (vkontakte, or vk.com) of Dmitriy, one of the contract-troopers of the unit. Dmitriy was serving in the border guards forces until recently when he signed a contract with the 22nd Brigade of Special Forces.

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Pro-Russian Terrorists Are Planning to Shell Donetsk in the Russian Federation

According to operational information of the “Information Resistance” group, Russian terrorist forces are preparing armed provocations in order to disrupt the “truce” announced with the signing of the Minsk protocol.

In particular, according to “IR” data, the terrorists are planning to shell Donetsk (Russian Federation) using MLRS BM-21 “Grad” and then throw responsibility upon the Ukrainian military. Continue reading

247th Air Assault Regiment of the 7th Guards Airborne Division

Among the Russian invasion forces concentrated near the Ukrainian border, there is a unit of the 247th Caucasian Cossacks Air Assault Regiment.

A battalion or company tactical group of this military unit has been observed for the past few months near the border. Military equipment attached to that regiment has appeared in the Internet many times. Continue reading

The 17th Motorized Brigade of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation is in Ukraine

Here is further evidence of the fact that, among the various units of the Armed Forced of the Russian Federation that are operating in Ukraine, there is a battalion tactical group of the 17th Motorized Brigade (Southern Military District) in Ukraine. The permanent base of this brigade is the village of Shali, Chechnya.

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Activity of Russian Troops in the Taganrog – Mariupol Area

Over the past 24 hours we observed movement of Russian military convoys on the Rostov-Taganrog highway and then towards the border with Ukraine. These are mainly tilted “Ural” trucks and military “KamAZ” trucks, including communications vehicles and vehicles for electronic warfare, as well as armored vehicles. Convoys move around Taganrog along the road near Nikolaevka village (Russia). There is an airfield in that area and we observed increased activity of the operations of the military transport aviation. License plates on the vehicles we have observed have the index of “50”, which indicates that they belong to the Western Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. We can assume that the convoys are the security of the Battalion Tactical Groups participating in the offensive in the direction of Mariupol. Continue reading

The Attack on Mariupol Has Been Repulsed: “Azov” Battalion and the ATO HQ Reported Details

The attempt of the Russian invaders to breach towards Mariupol was repulsed in a battle near Shyrokyne village (23 km east of Mariupol). Enemy equipment was destroyed. This was stated on the 4th September 2014 on the Facebook page of the “Azov” Territorial Defense Battalion. It was also reported that there had been no losses among the soldiers of the battalion. Continue reading

Non-Virtual Loss of Terrorists

While terrorists were performing information attacks and disseminating information about fake captures of settlements in the ATO zone, Ukrainian military did things that are more real. In addition to several tanks, motor vehicles and an antiaircraft mounting that terrorists had lost yesterday, today the ATO forces during the fight near Kominternove destroyed two armored personnel carriers of the enemy. Besides, when running away, the terrorists left an infantry fighting vehicle and a mortar on the battlefield. Continue reading

Terrorist War of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, Eastern Front: Summary for September 1, 2014

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Preface

Due to objective factors we have had to take a break in posting information and analytical data regarding the course of “Anti-terrorist operation in Donbas”. Starting from August 21 we decided to call a spade a spade, namely that this is a TERRORIST WAR OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AGAINST UKRAINE. Continue reading