Tymchuk: Militants continue forming armored groups in Donetsk

12:58, 21 April 2015
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Russian-backed militants are continuing to form armored groups of tanks, anti-aircraft guns and howitzers in Donetsk, head of the Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

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According to Tymchuk, each armored group consists of two to three tanks, four to five armored combat vehicles, and two to three ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns mounted on trucks. In addition, they include a battery of mortars or D-30 howitzers, two to three general purpose army trucks, and 60-70 fighters.

The militants are stocking fuel and ammunition depots for these groups in the Petrovskiy, Kuibyshev and Kyivsky districts of the city of Donetsk.

As reported, the Ukrainian army recorded the movement of 33 units of transport in the last day, which it said were transporting supplies and technical resources from Russia to Russian-backed militant formations.

"The Ukrainian armed forces have also observed the mass supply of material and technical resources from the north for the militant groups in Horlivka, Yasynuvata and Yenakieve, as well as for units in Pervomaisk, Stakhanov and Frunze," Tymchuk said.

"In addition, there are regular transport columns, mainly small convoys of three to four and up to six units of transport, through the towns of Snizhne and Amvrosiivka in the direction of the villages of Starobesheve, Telmanove, Olenivka and Stepne. Two tactical groups of militants are deployed in these areas and are carrying out covert operations," he said.

"The militants are actively repairing their artillery weapons at maintenance bases in the towns of Perevalsk and Snizhne. Most of the damaged military equipment from Debaltseve is currently located in Perevalsk and Horlivka," the report says.

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