Here is an operative data from experts of Information Resistance group.
There continues sending of subversive reconnaissance groups of the enemy towards the Donetsk-Mariupol highway. Russian commandment has set a task to its division and local gangs to paralyze movement in Mariupol direction.
There also were registered attempts to penetrate in the area to the west from Mariupol to block the Novoazovsk-Odessa highway [E58]. Ukrainian troops take significant measures to find and neutralize these subversive reconnaissance groups.
Subversive reconnaissance groups of the enemy carry out intelligence of targets in the area of Mariupol – they are looking for checkpoints, command posts, positions, base camps of Ukrainian troops. They also conduct reconnaissance of shooting results. The enemy intends to inflict fire destruction to our troops on the front line with intensive artillery shelling.
The enemy uses the same scheme [preliminary shot and then massive firing at stationary targets] in direction of Volnovakha.
In LNR on the base of ‘mechanized brigade’ of ‘Phantom’ [led by A.Mozgovoy] gang there has been completed formation of strike group of Russian-terrorist troops. The group included 1200 personnel [local fighters and Russian mercenaries], up to 20 tanks, about 40 fighting armored vehicles, up to 40 systems of cannon artillery and multiple rocket launchers. The group received additional weapons from Russia: they got a large number of anti-tank grenade launchers, anti-tank guided missiles, Man-portable air-defense systems, grenade launchers and mortars.
Operation for destruction of Ukrainian checkpoint #32 became the checking of readiness of the given formation. The group of Mozgovoy carried out this operation in cooperation with Russian mercenaries from ‘Cossacks’ without agreement with commandment of LNR [Luhansk People’s Republic] which was only generally informed. Several gangs from LNR commandment arrived there on the final stage of the operation.
Source: Coordinator of Information Resistance group Dmytro [Dmitriy] Tymchuk