Tymchuk: Militants repairing military equipment and building up forces
The Russian-backed militants in the east of Ukraine are continuing to actively build up equipment and supplies in the area directly behind the front line, while conducting regroupings and boosting the combat capacities of their forces, head of the Information Resistance group and MP Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on Facebook on Friday.
According to the group, in two days five convoys with supplies (one by railway, four by road, with a total of eight railcars and 46 vehicles) have arrived from Russia. In addition, the militants have been actively restoring Debaltseve railway junction.
At the same time, the Russian-backed militants continue violating the Minsk agreement, Tymchuk said.
"The most active attacks were carried out in Donetsk and Primorsky (Mariupol) directions in the area northwest of Avdiyivka, near the settlement Shastya, and in the area from Svitlodarsk to Popasna," Tymchuk wrote.
“Along almost the whole demarcation line [we] have observed only a slight decrease in the number of artillery pieces, [which were to be] withdrawn to the rear as specified in the Minsk agreement. Heavy armor, in particular, tanks, which are also used to fire at the positions of Ukrainian troops, remain in place along the demarcation line.”