Within the Russian – backed rebels’ troops, the so-called intelligence officers defined, who under the guise of local residents conduct the reconnaissance behind the dividing line in the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in order to examine dislocation of Ukrainian forces, the coordinator of Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk stated via Facebook.
“At several sites at the forefront, the group of militants’ observers is recorded. In addition, within almost every formation of the Russian-terrorist troops defined the "reconnoiters" who regularly cross the demarcation line in the guise of civilians. Their task is to study the locations of the ATO forces.
In addition, Dmytro Tymchuk in his report confirmed the information of ATO press center about fire provocations from the militants’ side.
“On the part of the Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas armed provocations continue to be recorded, and in recent days the number of it had increased. Mainly, it was recorder the unsighted fire from small arms (including large-caliber machine guns) and AGS-17, 21, sometimes (often to cover the infiltration / exfiltration of sabotage-reconnaissance groups) - ZU-23-2 [anti – aircraft mount] or 82-mm caliber mortars,” Tymchuk stated.
Also, it was observed that in the area between Popasna and Katerynivka, near Novotoshkivka settlement, Luhansk region, the infantry militant groups were active in the line of sight distance. According to preliminary data, militants are actively carry out the mining of areas, said in Tymchuk's report.