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03-31-2016, 02:20 PM
The existing thread has 1k posts and 38k views:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=23253

It will be closed tonight and this thread will takeover.

04-01-2016, 05:11 AM
Yasinuvata 30.03.2016: Russian military equipment on the street. Presumably new MLRS Uragan
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/31-march-yasinuvata-march-30-russian-military-equipment-on …

04-01-2016, 05:14 AM
Ukraine: Sep's have brought 4 Giatsint nr Yasnyvaty 8 km from front line banned by Minsk
http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/03/31/7104034/ …

04-01-2016, 06:09 AM
Russian ground attacks and heavy shelling's kept up the entire night and into the early morning today.....

06:22 #Donetsk #Proletarskyi @DoneckiiPatriot very far salvos are audible

77 hostile attacks upon Ukr troops over last day. Avdiivka remains hottest spot. Intense attacks in Mariupol sector - ATO press center

Mariupol is becoming a critical point ...if taken then it lends itself to the Russian military pushing all the way to Odessa and linking Crimea to their Moldavian enclave....and giving their "New Russia" a major harbor and cutting the Ukraine from the sea.

06:25 #Donetsk #Schetinina @DoneckiiPatriot Now closer single salvos. 06:26 and again sounds like starts

04-01-2016, 06:20 AM
A serious battle has been under here for over 14 hours on and off.....now strong Russian attacks again....

Yasynuvata 6:42AM
"Ongoing battle! Shooting with everything they got!"
https://twitter.com/swetlaha1706/status/715746009008246784 …

Yasynuvata 6:40AM
Sounds like battle at Promka, periodically tank firing.
https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/715746521615048705 …

The entire front line was under attack for most of yesterday and into this morning.....this Russian slow stepped ground offensive is picking up in both intensity and attacks numbers...STILL not a single comment by any western leader...ie Obama, Merkel or Hollande.

Makiivka 6:50AM
"Very loud, sounds like at Butovka mine."
https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/715748935554441217 …

Makiivka 6:20AM
Artillery working.
https://twitter.com/AlexDobrov666/status/715742403928461312 …

Donetsk 6:30AM
Northwest, heavy canonade.
https://twitter.com/BylByleva/status/715747363655131138 …

Russia has been demanding that the US pressure the Ukrainians to hold elections in their occupied zones under Minsk 2 and from all the major Russian attacks and heavy artillery next to the forward line Russia itself is in FULL violation of Minsk 2 and has never implemented a single point in Minsk 2 YET literally demands elections to give their occupied zone a "semi legal status".....

Poroshenko: Current situation in Donbas makes holding local elections there impossible
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/334635.html …

06:32 #Yenakiieve @ZloyEnakievec Tracked hardware clattered along #Yenakiieve-#Donetsk route

06:45 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Kalininskyi #DOB: heavy salvos, north
#Naberezhna can hear far salvos to the north, not a good morning

04-01-2016, 06:26 AM
Russian info war paranoia hard at work........

A presenter on Vesti FM just called opposition activists traitors & said West is plotting regime change in RUS. Does he really believe that?

Putin does.......

04-01-2016, 07:00 AM
UAF is indicating that this battle area is now quiet....confirmation coming via locals as well.......Russian loses are said to be high.......

09:10 #Yasynuvata @GirkinGirkin [vk?] #Melnytsia: sunny and windy. Quiet

BUT not so in other locations along the front line......

10:00 #Makiivka @tov_sobakin [ok.ru]
#Gvardeyka, mil comissariat: noisy
#Vostochnyi2:rumbles strongly
#Pastukhivka: hearing it loud&powerful

04-01-2016, 07:05 AM
Russia just keeps on holding onto the Russia NATO Accord which they themselves killed by annexing Crimea and invading eastern Ukraine.

NOTICE Russia is never ever at fault for anything.....it's always NATO, US or Europeans that are at fault........BUT again today is "April Fools Day"


Diplomat: Deployment of US forces in Europe on rotation basis against Russia-NATO accords

Russian Politics & Diplomacy
April 01, 4:21

MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. Russia does not accept the attempts to justify the deployment of more NATO forces in Europe by the claims troops are being deployed on the basis of rotation, as this rotation is indefinite, the Russian ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko said in an interview with the Izvestia daily.

"A surplus armored brigade, which is said to consolidate NATO's eastern flank, runs counter to the letter and spirit of the Russia-NATO Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security," he said. "NATO took a pledge to refrain from an additional deployment of considerable combat forces permamently under its provisions and we've said more than once that an indefinite rotation is in no way different from permanent deployment."

Along with it, Grushko said NATO's actions in Europe stood at variance with the provisions of the Founding Act even from a formal angle of view.

"Construction of two bases of the European segment of the global antiballistic missile system is underway," he said. "The base in Romania has reached the phase of operation readiness and its transfer to NATO's command has been scheduled for May.'

"Construction of a facility in Poland continues, too," Grushko said. "These bases already meet the criteria of strategic significance and are permanent."

Arms control regime in Europe is dead

According to the diplomat, the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) has no links with reality because NATO countries are not ready to support its adaptation to new conditions. For that reason, the arms control regime is practically non-existent.

"Since the CFE [Treaty - TASS] has lost all links with reality, it can be said that today the arms control regime in Europe is dead. That makes the security situation even more complicated. But it is the NATO countries’ choice," Grushko told Izvestia.

He explained that the CFE regime had initially implied full exchange of information and a reliable inspection regime.

"Early in the 1990s it became clear the treaty was no longer complying with new political realities. Negotiations on its adaptation got under way. Those efforts ended with the signing an Agreement on Adaptation of the CFE Treaty," Grushko went on to say.

"That regime was more adapted to the new realities. For example, it envisaged concrete mechanisms for using political instruments in case the forces deployed exceed certain limits," he added.

Grushko also said that Russia had ratified the Agreement on Adaptation of the CFE Treaty in 2004.

"However, the NATO countries kept delaying its ratification under far-fetched pretexts. As a result, the agreement has never come into force and the arms control regime has been eroded," the Russian diplomat said.

NOTE: A large majority of the Russian snap military exercises from 2014 to 2016 were never as required registered in advance and have to a degree always exceeded the numbers of participants covered in the agreement....OVER that Russia says nothing....

HAS anyone told the Russians that it is 2016 not the 1990s????

Today's Nezav.Gaz warns that "the latest spiral in the arms race" between Russia & West "may soon overtake cold war levels by speed/scale"

Actually this time driven by the Russians not the US that is now playing catch up.....

04-01-2016, 09:48 AM
Yesterday, situation in E. Ukraine furtherly escalated. Enemy used 122mm, 152mm artillery to shell UA positions – #ATO Spokesperson

Pro-Russian attacks are on a 7-months high.
Mounting casualties among Ukrainian troops.
Germany demands election ... https://twitter.com/uaunderattacken/status/715835552768081921 …

In Luhansk sector, militants breached ceasefire 4 times in Popasna district. Mortars, anti-aircraft guns, other weapons used – #ATO Spox

Hostilities along entire contact line in Donetsk sector with hotspots in Zaytseve, Avdiyivka – #ATO Spokesperson

In Luhanske enemy shelled ATO forces by IFV with 73mm artillery – #ATO Spokesperson

In Mariupol sector, enemy opened fire at UA positions in Maryinka, Novotroitske, area Hnutove-Shyrokyne – #ATO Spokesperson

Overall, 26 enemy attacks with half of them with heavy weapons registered in Mariupol sector over day – #ATO Spokesperson

1 serviceman KIA among Ukrainian troops in the #warzone in E #Ukraine during the last 24h, and 8 WIA.Details on
http://empr.media soon

04-01-2016, 10:33 AM
Interesting that Russsia has not pushed back on the BILD report of their total Russian governmental agency control of their occupied zone

No official denial of @BILD's #RussiaRulesDonbass report.
Just desperate attempts by its media tools.
https://twitter.com/MuradoRT/status/715825030047916032 …

A solid indirect statement on their part that the leaked documents are accurate.

04-01-2016, 10:38 AM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks are now ongoing for over 72 plus hours non stop....Russian slow stepped ground offensive is getting stronger.

UAF is only returning fire when they have clear shots.....Russians are firing using the local civilians as human shields to prevent the UAF from returning fire on them.

11:35 #Stepne @Darren_Aro Since 9am it is not calm in vicinity, but the wind distorts the direction of booms

12:06 #Makiivka @PVB40 [fb] #Makiivka listens to heavy salvos

12:07 #Horlivka [pro-RU source] @phoenix_dnr Just now there are not bad landings at #Zaytseve

04-01-2016, 10:40 AM
Horse-trading is under way. Russian Investigative Comm Spox V Markin says #Savchenko swap possible if it's for 'good & honest' Russians.

"Good and honest" might be if Russia finally fulfills a key portion of the Minsk 2 agreement...immediate return of all Ukrainian POWs and she was captured inside Ukraine and then taken to Russia which Russia has repeatedly stated did not happen.....

04-01-2016, 11:46 AM
March 2016....
Combat losses of Ukrainian Army ...
Total: 19 KIA, 125 WIA
https://twitter.com/Liveuamap/status/715838207145979905 …

04-01-2016, 08:17 PM
Ukrainian Armed Forces has gone to full combat alert tonight on the Mariupol front line.......

UAF near #Mariupol put on full combat alert due to militants' attacks yesterday.

04-01-2016, 08:45 PM
Another day, another video of heavy fighting around Avdiivka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS1BIpAlnl0 …

23:20 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Motodrome: The north is heard heavily since 22:50 till now, in both directions

23:30 #Makiivka @VasyaMakeevskiy Seldom salvos towards #Mineralne

Not that intense as yday in Donetsk. Unusual things: #Pervomaysk heard gunnery, #Luhansk prob AA missile

23:00 #Donetsk @LifeInDonetsk Firing
23:03 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 #Opytne dir'n is heard or further to the east, grenade launchers

Luhansk @l_vinchenso [vk] "Bright flying up line, then ike fireworks in silence, then blast
22:40 #Luhansk @l_vinchenso [vk] the explosion was heard at #Mirnyi,#center,#Kambrod, #Hayovoho. #Lisotorhovyi- 'jet engine & boom then'

AA missile fired??????

@GeoVit72 It was ground-to-air [missile], probably AAS Osa or Strela

22:05 #Donetsk #Kirovskyi ds @UKara4en #Trudovski direction still booms sporadically

23:03 #Makiivka @VasyaMakeevskiy something strong 2 times towards #Mineralne-#Yasynuvata

21:12 #Horlivka #Stroitel @ahab9889 Firing towards #Shyroka_Balka.
21:46 Vasilek?
21:48 a signal flare, like yellow

20:56 #Marinka @666_mancer [vk] booms and small arms towards #Novomarinka

04-01-2016, 09:19 PM
The "DNR" rebel army says 28 of its troops were killed in fighting the Ukrainian army during the last 4 weeks.
- DAN News

Russian tactic is that the loss figure is more accurate when it is 10X the reported numbers.......thus 280 is closer to the actual truth.

Heavy fighting as Ukrainian troops defend the frontline in #Avdeevka.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS1BIpAlnl0 …

04-02-2016, 04:58 AM
WHY has Obama in almost eight years not seriously called out the clear Russian INF violations and still does not nor clearly stated that the Russians have developed their first strike use of tactical nuclear weapons and have exercised that doctrine repeatedly in the last two years....

Obama blames Putin for slowing the progress of nuclear arms reduction — via @RFERL

04-02-2016, 05:25 AM
@Stanovaya argues Putin is suffering Khorodkovsky’s fate, “caught” in corruption ubiquitous among Russia’s powerful.

Will Ukraine and the West acknowledge the real occupation of the Donbas?: Quite a few discoveries that are pro...

Russians plan provocations against Ukrainian forces, civilians in #Donbas on Apr 4-9: #Ukraine intel
http://www.unian.info/war/1306803-russians-plan-provocations-against-ato-forces-civilians-apr-4-9-ukraine-intel.html …

04-02-2016, 05:33 AM
This week the Germany MSM outlet BILD released tightly held Russian documents depicting the extent of the Russian takeover of eastern Ukraine which now appears to be a full scale Russian annexation which flies in the face of Minsk 2 and the constant Russian statements they are fulfilling Minsk 2.

Evidence that the article was highly accurate was and still is the complete Russian no response to the article and just a tad of counter Russian troll activity as they seemed to not understand just how to respond.

Over the last day or two there has been indirect but direct confirmation of the article by some who are involved in the various Russian "Commissions".....

DTEK employee A. Smirnov confirms commission existence, meeting time & place and dealing with coal exports.
http://biz.nv.ua/publications/kogda-k-vam-prihodjat-vooruzhennye-ljudi-ih-slozhno-ignorirovat-i-ne-vazhno-kto-oni-sotrudnik-dtek-o-postavkah-uglja-iz-okkupirovannoj-chasti-donbassa-107388.html …

Ukrainian DTEK employee A. Smirnov confirms presence in the Russian commission, governing #Donbass.

Normally Russian info war would be all over this BILD article BUT it is strangely silent this time around......

Nothing like getting called out by western media AND not a single comment from any western leader specifically Obama...why is that?????

04-02-2016, 06:03 AM
Latitude 67N SIGINT ‎@Sigint67n
RUAF VHF traffic in Baltic Sea. Consistent with transport (IL76/AN26) in/out Kaliningrad

04-02-2016, 02:15 PM
Rus-backed militants fired 65 times upon Ukr troops over last day (12 times less than the day b4), 6 attacks on Avdiivka - ATO press center

04-02-2016, 06:25 PM
Russia's new visa regime for #occupied #Donbas territories demonstrates irrelevance of #Minsk-2.
http://euromaidanpress.com/2016/04/02/91176/ …

Militants Shelled #Avdiivka With 120-mm And 82-mm Mortars and carried out 65 attacks in the ATO area.
http://ukraineunderattack.org/en/62014-militants-shelled-avdiivka-with-120-mm-and-82-mm-mortars.html … …

No KIAs, 4 Ukrainian Servicemen Wounded In Military Hostilities Over Past 24 Hours
http://ukraineunderattack.org/en/62034-four-ukrainian-servicemen-wounded-in-ato-area-over-last-24-hours-ap-spokesman.html …

04-02-2016, 06:33 PM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks are on again as usual.......

21:11 #Horlivka @thunderbolt1488 the west: 2 salvos

20:50 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Roofed market - #Naberezhna: serious single salvos to the NW

20:45 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Kalininskyi #DOB: I can distinctly hear heavy vehicles moving

20:20 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Kalinina mine: even with windows closed, one can hear periodic heavy salvos to the N/NW

20:05 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Bakiny: it has boomed 2 times
#Mariupol fork: booms again

20:13 #Donetsk @Occupied_Rook heavy salvos for about 2hr to the north, various heavy calibres

20:09 #Donetsk @relictDon we can hear northward salvos in spite of the rain and wind

Russian soldier from Tolyatti in Yasinovka, #Ukraine
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/2-april-russian-soldier-from-tolyatti-in-yasinovka …

Russian soldier from Sochi near #Yasinuvata, #Ukraine
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/2-april-russian-soldier-from-sochi-near-yasinuvata …

19:45 #Marinka @hyeva_maryinka [vk] recently there were few dull booms, quiet at this moment

19:01 #Donetsk [pro-RU source] @idinmor Shells land somewhere in #Spartak area, and, by sound, few explosions were there towards the route..

18:46 #Donetsk #Topaz @cranovschik smth rumbled tangibly, about 5 salvos within 3 min
@nyka1968 they were audible in the #center...

18:46 #Donetsk @Stepan_Semenov Powerful salvos to the north again

18:46 #Donetsk @LifeInDonetsk "Ka-boom! Ba-baang!" - Donetsk not boring evening begins

18:45 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Kalinina hospital: not quiet at all to the north, single powerful ones

18:45 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Gladkovka: singles. With pauses. Heavy ones
#Makiivka, #Vostochnyi: few heavy salvos to the west

18:45 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Spartak: small arms combat

18:45 #Donetsk @kotbarboss Something very heavy shells. For the 3rd time. The #center shakes

18:40 #Donetsk/#Makiivka @Shymanovski Salvos started

17:54 #Donetsk #Kirovskyi ds @UKara4en #Abakumova-#Staromykhaylivka: again booom, bzzshsh [=shot, fly-by]

04-02-2016, 07:20 PM
Defence Intelligence of Ukraine: Situation in #ATO area as of April 2, 2016. @DefenceU
http://gur.mil.gov.ua/en/content/situation-in-ato-area-and-around-syria.html …

How #Russia invaded #Ukraine & occupied #Crimea.Video Chronicles on
http://empr.media http://empr.media/news/empr-video-chronicles-occupied-crimea-march-15-2014/ …

04-02-2016, 07:43 PM
Russian radio electronic warfare complex RB-341V Leer-3 spotted in Donetsk pic.twitter.com/SfEtV7NZNd
https://informnapalm.org/21802-reb-rb-341v-leer-3/ …

04-03-2016, 06:33 AM
Relatively quiet night on the eastern Ukraine front line yesterday......

On April 2, combined Russian-terrorist forces fired at #Ukraine's army in #Donbas 25 times, incl. 7 by banned arms. http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/04/3/7104240/ …

Heavy Fighting; 4 Ukrainian Soldiers Injured; Separatist Commander ‘Batka’ Killed

At least 179 #Ukrainians moved to #Russian jails since beginning of occupation of #Crimea
http://uatoday.tv/crime/at-least-179-ukrainians-moved-to-russian-jails-since-the-beginning-of-occupation-of-crimea-622644.html …

Duma Chairman Narishkin says: #Russia's mission is justice in the world
http://lenta.ru/news/2016/04/0 …

Poroshenko Cites Three Conditions for Elections to Take Place in Donbass
Andrew Monaghan about The ‘War’ in Russia’s ‘Hybrid Warfare’
https://twitter.com/NATOAssure/status/716316466304442369 …

04-03-2016, 01:56 PM
Appears even the UAF is able to play the mine IED game after the Russians started it.......

Truck with 7 Russian terrorists exploded on a mine (including 2 women -snipers) #ATO
http://gur.mil.gov.ua/content/situation-in-ato-area-and-around-syria.html …

04-03-2016, 02:27 PM
16 Russian invaders eliminated in Donbas, - Ukrainian Defense Ministry

Surge in fighting near #Maryinka
Ua Reconnaissance team working in area report seeing a unit of enemy snipers.
http://uatoday.tv/politics/surge-in-fighting-near-eastern-ukrainian-town-of-maryinka-623577.html … …

15 #tanks, 7 #trucks with ammunition delivered to Russian #militants in #Luhansk

http://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-defense/1993461-15-tanks-7-trucks-with-ammunition-delivered-to-militants-in-luhansk.html … …

No Casualties In #ATO Zone Over Past 24 Hours, - Staff
http://ukraineunderattack.org/en/62099-no-casualties-in-ato-zone-over-past-24-hours-motuzyanyk-2.html … …

@StateDept DepSec @ABlinken - Russian movement of heavy weaponry back to front line & Separatist violations of Minsk an increasing concern

04-03-2016, 02:34 PM
Night clashes at Donbass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jPce0Q1wnc …
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/3-april-night-clashes-at-donbass …

Nearly 700 Russian servicemen perished in #Donbas identified by volunteers.

04-03-2016, 02:54 PM
Obama Ukraine strategy: ratify lethal aid bill for Ukraine, don't actually implement, & instruct DoD to be useless. https://twitter.com/steveworks4you/status/715246062055854081 …

A beautiful evening to be outdoors- if not for the crackle of machinegun fire and thudding artillery #Pisky #Ukraine

04-03-2016, 05:09 PM
Why this sudden de-escalation in #Donbas? It's good that it's quiet, but Russian attention is somewhere else it appears.......

Avdiivka, 1 hour ago
"Five WIAs overnight, and one now".
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002526336621&fref=nf …

RU forces from occupied Mineralne shelled from 14:10-15:30 with 82-mm and 120-mm mortars UAF positions in #Avdiivka https://www.facebook.com/ato.news/posts/1179196995424438 …

17:31 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ ~80-100mm mortar fires from #Gagarina area, city's west, probably towards #Yuzhna mine, #Toretsk

04-03-2016, 05:43 PM
Russia's state-sponsored Vesti is accusing #Poland of "provokatsiya" for removing Soviet monuments.
Inevitable disinfo attack will follow.

04-04-2016, 08:34 AM
The mayor of Ukraine's 3rd biggest city is Russian citizen, #Hromadske reveals
http://www.kyivpost.com/article/content/ukraine-politics/hromadske-tv-secret-business-assets-of-odesa-mayor-trukhanov-411264.html …

Horlivka @062_Region Yesterday evening in #Central-City ds they observed a UAV, it was shot down by AA-guns crossfire from 3 positions

04-04-2016, 09:11 AM
I started using the term "altered state of reality" here at SWJ when referring to statements made often by Putin and his FM during Crimea and now eastern Ukraine and Syria....I also indicated a number of times that it is extremely dangerous when the leader of a nuclear country starts to truly believe and "drink his own cool aid".............WHICH is where we are right now with Putin.....he now believes he can do whatever he pleases and the West will not stop him because basically he is right...the West has not truly pulled out the "Stop sign"....with an Abrams tank parked behind it.....

If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.
- Goebbels

This has been the price paid by the US for the Obama WH retrenchment in eastern Ukraine and Syria.....

04-04-2016, 10:34 AM
The mayor of Ukraine's 3rd biggest city is Russian citizen, #Hromadske reveals
http://www.kyivpost.com/article/content/ukraine-politics/hromadske-tv-secret-business-assets-of-odesa-mayor-trukhanov-411264.html …

It even gets worse.
Odessa council has 29!!!! Russian citizens.
https://twitter.com/TarasKuzio/status/716925450182856704 …

29 Odesa city council deputies break law against dual citizenship and commit treason by being Russian citizens http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/04/4/7104345/


The mayor of Odessa has a Trukhaniv Russian citizenship and owns 20 offshore companies - investigation

04-04-2016, 10:38 AM
Russian non linear warfare is reactivating old GDR "Stasi informers".......

Pegida-Strippenzieher im Hintergrund: Ex-Stasi-Mann.
https://correctiv.org/blog/2016/04/01/ex-stasi-spitzel-half-bei-gruendung-von-pegida-verein/ …

One of the key German reunification moves was not to charge all Stasi officers or their informers with treason...only blocked them from government positions, military and security service positions......or charged them is they were involved in the killing of illegal border crossers.....but that did not atop them from taking over lucrative former GDR owned businesses and land.

A large number of Stasi informers have never been fully discovered as research on former Stasi documents still is dragging.....and the German government wants to "retire" them to the German National Archives which will restrict further research all together....

04-04-2016, 10:43 AM
400 Russian paratroopers (VDV) deployed to Crimea
http://www.ukrinform.ua/rubric-regions/1994184-u-krimu-prizemlilis-400-rosijskih-desantnikiv.html …

2 Ukrainian soldiers were captured by (pro-)Russian terrorists near Horlivka in Donetsk Region https://twitter.com/UaUnderAttack/status/716923785245548544 …

No KIAs, 3 Ukrainian servicemen wounded in mil. hostilities over past 24 hours – #ATO Spokesperson

In Donetsk sector, Avdiyivka remains hotspot with 6 incidents of mortar shelling over day. – #ATO Spokesperson

In Luhansk sector, enemy breached ceasefire in Stanitsa Luhanska, Tryokhizbenka – #ATO Spokesperson

Overall, 16 enemy attacks registered in Donetsk sector over past 24 hours – #ATO Spokesperson

Several provocations near Horlivka, Donetsk airport. – #ATO Spokesperson

Enemy drone spotted near Opytne – #ATO Spokesperson

In Mariupol sector, enemy violated ceasefire 5 times over day – #ATO Spokesperson

04-04-2016, 10:52 AM
Under the rubric of "what the heck is this"........

Russian Army TV headline: "Medvedev about Ukraine: the State does not exist"
https://twitter.com/zvezdanews/status/716924091316498433 …

Medvedev on #Ukraine: there is no industry, the state does not exist
http://ria.ru/world/20160404/1402080755.html#ixzz44quXRegp …

04-04-2016, 10:54 AM
Even stranger as there can only be elections held under Ukrainian law as per Minsk 2......

Surkov sure that "#DPR" #Zakharchenko and "#LPR" #Carpenter received mandate "in elections" till 2018. #Ukraine https://twitter.com/rianru/status/716918962655723521 …

04-04-2016, 11:13 AM
.@bellingcat proves #Russia stands behind Dutch terror threads ahead #EU-#Ukraine referendum
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2016/04/03/azov-video/ …

Ukraine doesn't confirm report on mass grave of ATO soldiers near Debaltseve
http://www.unian.info/war/1308578-ukraine-doesnt-confirm-report-on-mass-grave-of-ato-soldiers-near-debaltseve.html …

Russian submarine again spotted near Latvia
http://www.unian.info/world/1308629-russian-submarine-again-spotted-near-latvia.html …

04-04-2016, 04:27 PM
Air Force Freak ‎@AlRFORCEFREAK
#RUAF Il-76 78815 Gvardeyskoye, Crimea -Pskov

Russian-supervised saboteurs plotted bombings in three Ukrainian regions, - Donetsk Pol

04-04-2016, 05:45 PM
#US Says #Russia Increased Number of Deployed Warheads, Despite Treaty

OSCE SMM observed on 3 April in Russian-occupied Donbas, civilian buildings used as shields
http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/231341 …

RIA runs op-ed claiming a “new world war” is underway, where you need “advanced cognitive tech,” not just nukes.
http://ria.ru/analytics/20160404/1402284827.html …

04-04-2016, 05:47 PM
It is intereasting that this US Congressman shows up again on the russian radar....he was a really big Russian supporter of the Crimea takeover and the Russian invasion into eastern Ukraine and attempted to get any aid to ukraine cut.......

Stridently pro-Moscow, anti-NATO comments from visiting @DanaRohrabacher welcomed by Russian govt media. Sigh ...
http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160403/1037409964/rohrabacher-russia-us-tensions.html …

US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has accused US politicians of incompetence that led to the deterioration of US-Russian ties, and thanked Russia for its operation in Syria.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Relations between Washington and Moscow have been strained since the start of the Ukrainian crisis and Crimea’s referendum to secede from Ukraine and reunite with Russia in 2014.

The US government took a hard line on Russia, accusing it of interfering with Ukrainian affairs, and imposed several rounds of economic sanctions on Moscow. The Russian authorities have repeatedly refuted all allegations and called the imposition of sanctions counterproductive.

"Literally a large percentage of decision makers" are incompetent about Russia today, Rohrabacher was quoted by RT as saying at an inter-parliamentary meeting in Moscow, adding "they do not give you credit for the good things you are doing. When there are disagreements, it’s been portrayed as: ‘Russia is evil because you disagree with us.’"

Rohrabacher also thanked Russia for its positive role in world affairs, particularly for the contribution to the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

"Thank you for what you are doing in Syria. From me! "I’ve been talking to ordinary Americans and I say: It’s great they have Russia down there killing the terrorists that want to kill us. And they thank you too," he said.
Putin intoxicated by his war cult presses for "referendum" in S.Ossetia
https://twitter.com/ukrainik/status/701268368012083200 …
& war in #Karabakh
https://twitter.com/GorseFires/status/717014821020033024 …

04-04-2016, 06:02 PM
Forget #panamapapers. @InformNapalm made 1st dispatch on #Russia issuing visas to terrorists
https://informnapalm.org/en/russia-opens-visas-terrorists-operating-ukraine/ …

04-04-2016, 06:05 PM
After a low Russian attack day yesterday..attacks are picking up as the Ukrainian fields are drying out enough to take armored vehicle movements.....

20:10 #Donetsk @Donetsk_Ukraine Booms are heard towards #Mariupol fork

20:48 @062_Region The fields are drying. More and more UAVs

20:46 #Horlivka @062_Region It is long since we have had such... it's very loud

20:45 #Horlivka @ahab9889 Shooting down the ISS [=AA-gun fire]

20:38 #Horlivka @062_Region As usually, booms on the outskirts, bursts

20:32 #Yenakiieve @ZloyEnakievec "Idiots fancy UAV again" [=AA-gun fire]

20:45 Again as last year, they try to shoot down ISS w/AA-guns

20:01 #Horlivka [pro-RU source] @Julia__JM Landings on #Holmivskyi outskirts

@Maxi_Good: ВК: #Петровка #Трудовские начали стрелять #Донецк #война2016"
19:57 #Donetsk Petrovka, Trudovska - shooting started.

04-04-2016, 06:15 PM
UA mil intel: "Another trainload of fuel for terrorists arrived from Russia to #Ilovaysk" via @BorisBorisenko5

04-04-2016, 06:17 PM
Russia`s #Putin’s mysterious moving border

04-04-2016, 06:47 PM
35 attacks of RU militants on Ukrainian positions in Donbass before 6PM (total 24 yesterday)
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/4-april-35-attacks-of-russian-militants-on-ukrainian-positions …

Donetsk 22:09 Mortar shells falling one after the other at the airport, explosions.

Donetsk 21:48 Petrovka - heard a couple of loud ones + assault rifles.

21:12 #Stanytsia_Luhanska @stanicainua UA checkpoints came under fire, sounds like BMP

21:03 #Marinka @666_mancer [vk] small arms sometimes, quiet in general

Ongoing cannonade is heard in Donetsk as usually in the evening.

04-04-2016, 06:55 PM
Turchynov: Medvedev’s statement on absence of Ukr state proves Russians fear our very existence

Craters from banned mortars discovered by OSCE in occupied #Kominternove.

Four Russian career soldiers fighting in Ukraine named by Ukraine’s Intelligence Service. PHOTO

Terrorists stepped up attacks. Avdiivka, Novhorodske, and Novozvanivka shelled with mortars

04-04-2016, 11:55 PM
Should have subjected them to "lustration"...

04-05-2016, 06:48 AM
Russian shelling's attacks started earlier than normal today.......

Avdiivka Promka - #Yasynuvata blockpost, night
At night to the area of Yasynuvata fork - Promka GRADs flew twice.
https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/717188803056832512 …

Yasynuvata - #Avdiivka Promka 6:10AM
Battle at the blockpost, RU forces shelling that area with something heavy from #Makiivka.

06:30 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Putilovka: all night fr/time to time we were listening heavy salvos & SA bursts,now awoke to such sounds

Donetsk airport 6:30AM
Noisy, heavy machine guns, mortars.

08:42 #Yasynuvata @GirkinGirkin [vk?] "War in the area of #Yasynuvata #GAI_post goes on"

Yasynuvata-#Avdiivka 8:45AM
Battle still ongoing, explosions.

#Butovka also noisy.

04-05-2016, 06:55 AM
61 attack of Russian militants yesterday, used heavy mortars, tried to storm Ukrainian positions near Hranitne

Rus-backed militants tried to storm one of Ukr positions near Hranitne, Mariupol sector. Ukr returned fire, subv retreated -ATO press center

Strong battle in #Yasynuvata area this morning. Heavy salvos from #Donetsk north.

08:30 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] "#Putilovka-#Polihrafichna: All the night & resumption in the morning"

08:30 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] "#Butovka: mirthless night & morning too"

04-05-2016, 11:41 AM
Two Ukrainian servicemen killed, 10 wounded in action over past 24 hours – ATO Spokesperson
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-two-ukrainian-servicemen-killed-10-wounded-in-military …

Eastern Ukrainian town caught in the line of fire (updated)
http://uatoday.tv/news/over-20-attacks-on-ukraine-troops-in-last-day-avdiyivka-remains-hot-spot-623934.html …

04-05-2016, 11:44 AM

Dmitry Tymchuk:

Military update 04.04

Posted on April 5, 2016

Operational data from Information Resistance:

During the past weekend (04.02–, the most intense situation in the ATO zone persisted in the vicinity of Avdiivka.

In this area, militants opened fire repeatedly from 120 mm mortars from positions near Yasynuvata junction and north of Lenina Street (Mineralne settlement), as well as from “Vasilek” 2B9 82 mm automatic grenade launchers, from positions in the vegetation beyond the motorway near Yasynuvata-2 station. Five “Akatsiya” 2S3 self-propelled 152 mm guns were identified on positions in the western outskirts of Yakovlivka (north of the slag heaps), but did not open fire. East of “Gospodar” market, four terrorist tanks were spotted on camouflaged positions; three more, as before, are operating south of Yasynuvata junction.

In the Avdiivka area, the enemy also continues actively using small infantry groups and DRGs in an attempt to push the ATO forces’ units further east and northeast of the “industrial zone.” Usually, these groups operate under cover of dense fire from heavy machine guns, AGS-17’s and “Kopye” SPG-9M [grenade launchers].

Militants fired on the [ATO] strongholds and observation points south and southeast of Mayorsk and near Zaitseve “traditionally”: using machine guns and stand-mounted grenade launchers. In the vicinity of Novotroitsk, terrorists deploy heavy machine guns and AGS-17’s – namely, an advanced stronghold of the ATO forces was shelled from positions south of Tsentralnyy Karyer [Central Quarry]. Several small groups of militants were also spotted on the move in the same area, reconnoitering mine barriers.

In the coastal areas, militants used 120 mm mortars: a number of observation points and strongholds of Ukrainian troops north of Shyrokyne, near Vodyane, Hnutove, and Pavlopil were shelled from positions northeast of Sakhanka and south of Oktyabr.

Persistent rumors are circulating among a number of militant units stationed in the Petrovskyi district of Donetsk (in the area of Mar’inka), according to which the Ukrainian side is using extremely highly-trained “NATO snipers” (from the USA, Germany, and the Baltic countries) who are purposefully hunting down militant snipers and commanders. [The rumors] even mention call-signs of terrorists allegedly destroyed by these foreign “super-snipers” (including, for example, the deputy battalion commander of the “Oplot” gang, call-sign “Svaya,” who, in reality, has been destroyed).

The “secret” reports of the “1st AC of the DNR” mention that “Ukrainian combat aviation resumed flights” in areas directly adjacent to the demarcation line. The same information is being actively circulated through the militant ranks within the “1st AC.”

The “hunt for Ukrainian spies” continues in Makiivka. Employees of the “DNR Ministry of State Security” are actively searching for some “miniature electronic devices used to direct artillery and mortar fire,” which, allegedly, local residents hired by Ukrainian special services are setting up near terrorists’ military objects. A number of civilians were arrested on these charges. In one of those cases, the “evidence” presented by the employees of the “DNR Ministry of State Security” was a simple Soviet-made bicycle bell.

Militants once again “discovered” some “mass grave of the Ukrainian enforcers” near Debaltseve. A whole number of “DNR’s information and propaganda” structures were instructed to “videotape the exhumation.” Hasty preparations are underway to deliver unidentified bodies to the “exhumation” site and prepare camera crews for the “video op.”

In Dokuchajevsk, rumors are being circulated among “DNR” militants and local residents that Ukrainian Armed Forces are carrying out an operation to encircle the city, and that the “DNR” command plans to abandon it. Panic erupted in the city as a result. Large numbers of employees of “DNR law enforcement bodies” are writing requests to be transferred to other towns. The Dokuchajevsk “militant commandant’s office” received an order to put up posters with calls to curb the panic – however, they only serve to increase the panic mood further.

Luhansk “media” are actively spreading false information about the shelling of “LNR” militant positions near Pervomaisk by Ukrainian troops with the use of a “Grad” BM-21 122 mm MLRS, which allegedly resulted in the deaths of several militants and local residents. Terrorists are actively spreading rumors among civilians living near the demarcation line that such shellings will be repeated, being “ukrop’s revenge” to local residents for refusing to leave the occupied territory. According to the militants’ version, it was the threat of such shellings that caused them to close the “Zolote” checkpoint. In reality, there have been no such shellings, and no competent reasons for closing the checkpoint in question. At the same time, militants are actively laying landmines in this area.

The “LNR” leadership is embezzling humanitarian aid received from the Russian Federation by daily writing off a significant amount of food products received by the “Pokoleniye” public catering organization. This organization, created by order of Ihor Plotnitsky, the “head of the LNR,” specializes in supplying free food to preschool facilities, schools, and hospitals. “Pokoleniye” receives over UAH 100,000 [USD 3,800] of underhand profits daily, just from the fraud with school lunches.

Pending Russian annexation of eastern Ukraine......now a given.....same drill as in Crimea with Russian citizenship.....
Russia announces Russian passports for eastern Ukraine......

Situation's deteriorating in #Donbass, key defence nodes- intense fighting around the clock

04-05-2016, 12:33 PM
DPR militants use artillery to attack Avdiyivka`s residential area: Chief of National Police`s Donetsk region...

Photos of garrison construction not as sexy as tanks - But this is only 50km from Ukraine: HQ for attack on Kharkiv https://twitter.com/GorseFires/status/717313056024502272 …

04-05-2016, 03:43 PM
I have moved a dozen posts concerning the allegations on "dirty" money being handled via a Panamanian lawyers to a new thread. See:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=23801

The issues raised here have a far wider impact and strictly speaking are not part of the war between the Ukraine and Russia.

04-05-2016, 03:57 PM
Russian spies were captured planting Russian landmines on Ukrainian territory

Russian info warfare......
EU Mythbusters
✔ ‎@EUvsDisinfo #BrusselsAttacks: CONFUSION, FEAR & MISTRUST spread through disinformation.

40 attacks by pro #Russia|n forces today before 6pm
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-40-attacks-of-russian-forces-today-before-6pm …

Frontline Ukraine, winter 2016 with government forces #Ukraine #Donbas

Number of Russian regular troops deployed in Ukraine bigger than army of many European countries, - @poroshenko

The DB-lists 68 military units of the #Russian armed #forces in #Ukraine.
http://bit.ly/RussianPresenceEN …
(in English)

400,000 troops, 89% professional, under direct command of Vladimir Putin. a reform or a silent military coup? http://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/articles/2016/04/05/636524-putin …

PanamaPapers reveals how Putin uses money, corruption to wield, keep & grow his own power in Russia, @MarkGaleotti http://www.vox.com/2016/4/4/11360212/panama-papers-russia-putin?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=article%3Atop&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter …

04-05-2016, 06:01 PM
Remember Gerasimov calling for counters to 'color revolutions' earlier this year?

400,000 troops, 89% professional, under direct command of Vladimir Putin. a reform or a silent military coup? http://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/articles/2016/04/05/636524-putin …

Formation of Russian National Guard frees up reserved elements of Russian Ground Forces for "external" warfare
http://tass.ru/en/politics/867435 …

04-05-2016, 06:02 PM
Comment tonight out of eastern Ukraine.......

Dokuchaevsk @Shrik_E "Rotation of orcs, ruscists came. #Rumours that they brag, they came from #Syria"

04-05-2016, 06:57 PM
Col Lysenko: Hostilities continue round-the-clock in some sectors
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-col-lysenko-hostilities-continue-roundtheclock-in …

Ukr. Intel: near Shyrokyne 1 Russian marine killed, 3 wounded
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-ukr-intel-near-shyrokyne-1-russian-marines-killed …

Russian proxies used mortars in Talakivka, Shyrokyne. Snipers in Maryinka – ATO Spokespers
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-russian-proxies-used-mortars-in-talakivka-shyrokyne …

RuAF strategic air force HF-net active.
http://russia.liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-ruaf-strategic-air-force-hfnet-active-- …

Vodyane. Militants attacking Ukrainian positions with RPGs and machine guns
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-vodyane-militants-attacking-ukrainian-positions-with …

Since morning militants shelling area of Yasinuvata-Avdiivka
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/5-april-since-morning-militants-shelling-area-of-yasinuvataavdiivka …

18:41 #Horlivka @tov_sobakin "Good evening, Vietnam! #Zaytseve: landings"

19:50 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ city's NW - one can hear small arms and mortar rounds, activated since 18:30

Yasynuvata 20:55
"Not quiet anymore"
https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/717413431054348288 …

Mariupol 20:40
Residents from eastern districts report hearing canonade.

Report: #Hnutove, #Talakivka, #Vodyane, north-east of Mariupol are under active shelling

20:42 #Mariupol @sir_T_Lawrence kind of cannonade comes from the direction of #Shyrokyne-#Zaichenko

UAF positions at #Shyrokyno under 82-mm and 120-mm mortars fire.

04-05-2016, 07:25 PM
Is Putin worried about a Russian "Maidan"..........

By creating a Russian National Guard, Putin reveals he's seriously worried about public unrest, says @MarkGaleotti
https://inmoscowsshadows.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/putins-new-national-guard-what-does-it-say-when-you-need-your-own-personal-army/ …

04-06-2016, 05:01 AM
ATO: 76 RU attacks in #Donbas y/day, incl. w heavy 82-mm and 120-mm guns. Situation tends to further deteriorate. https://www.facebook.com/ato.news/posts/1180820521928752 …

04-06-2016, 06:21 AM
Maxim Tucker ‎@MaxRTucker
Sniper targeting positions of Ukrainian unit I'm with all night in #Mariinka. Takes two or three shots, then moves to new ground.

Russians march in Moscow, yelling: "#Crimea is not enough! Our MiGs will land in Riga, our tanks will enter Prague."

Russia deploys 3 new divisions = defensive measure. U.S. to deploy 1 new brigade = aggressive measure
http://www.ng.ru/armies/2016-04-01/1_tanks.html …

OpenDialogFoundation ‎@ODFoundation
Big thnx to everyone who took part in today's event on #Russia.n war crimes in eastern #Ukraine & Kremlin's hostages

04-06-2016, 07:01 AM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks are on again this morning.....

07:45 #Krasnyi_Luch @falconua At #Pobeda one can hear firing - 3 single shots. As for me, too close ones to come from [#Novopavlivka] range

Marinka @Mariynka24 morning summary
05:57 quiet, nothing was heard in the night
07:45 quiet
08:48 quiet

09:44 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer It has boomed decently towards #Avdiivka direction

04-06-2016, 07:04 AM
Russia continues to "steal" Ukrainian industrial plants......major war crime and definitely not sanctioned under Minsk 2....

Apr05 18:10 #Makiivka @makeevchankaUA #bypass: over 10 18-wheelers w/o number plates, overloaded, fr/#Donetsk, another plant?

Apr05 #Makiivka @makeevchankaUA by the way, they look like ones, that were heading #Donetsk on Mar17

AND naturally they just keep on "stealing" Ukrainian coal and shipping it to Russia from where they then try to 'sell" it back to Ukraine.....labelled as Russian coal exports....

Apr05 #Slovyansk #railway station, coal train, may be one from the occupied territory @Svet_inaya

04-06-2016, 07:08 AM
Russian non linear warfare is still hard at work........

Anne Applebaum ‎@anneapplebaum

"Russia has adopted an open policy of dividing the European Union and undermining the security of its members"
http://euromaidanpress.com/2016/04/05/timothy-snyder-yes-to-security-in-europe/#arvlbdata …

04-06-2016, 07:36 AM
Donbas seeing escalation with 76 attacks on Ukraine in last day
http://www.unian.info/war/1310731-donbas-seeing-escalation-with-76-attacks-on-ukraine-in-last-day.html …

04-06-2016, 02:28 PM
Donbas seeing escalation with 76 attacks on Ukraine in last day
http://www.unian.info/war/1310731-donbas-seeing-escalation-with-76-attacks-on-ukraine-in-last-day.html …

Has the UAF been lying about their WIA and KIA numbers for the last month in order to play down the Russian attacks in order to appease the West especially the US and Germans who repeatedly state the "ceasefire is largely holding"...??

Volunteers: 82 Ukr wounded delivered so far this month to Kharkov hospital. Way more as reported by ATO press office.

04-06-2016, 02:53 PM
Ukrainian positions near #Avdiivka came under massive mortar attack, - ATO press center

Ukraine Reports 76 Attacks, With Mortar Shelling Near Donetsk And Mariupol

3 #Russian generals- commanders of #Donbas operations returned to #Moscow- #Ukraine's Military Intelligence

04-06-2016, 04:44 PM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks......

In #Donetsk region, the SMM continued to record a high number of ceasefire violations ---> Full report:
http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/231601 …

Along #Makiivka route to Donetsk at 14:32 & 14:34 2 kamaz trucks drove, w/armed troops, were in hurry

Krasnohorivka @kras_24
12:23 quiet
14:06 quiet
16:27 quiet
16:38 about 15 booms

15:35 #Donetsk mil school @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] I've heard sounds like roar of an aircraft northwards
@666_mancer could be hardware on move

16:50 #Dokuchaevsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] One can hear firing

17:24 #Donetsk #Abakumova @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] They have fired, small arms. About 17:00 smth boomed few times, panes vibrated

04-06-2016, 05:30 PM
Apr.6 #Putin persists with shock & awe suddenly calls in emergency Security Council, a day after suddenly creating (personal) National Guard.

Putin's hidden agenda behind new Russian National Guard: Opinion

04-06-2016, 07:23 PM
20:40 #Horlivka NW @_GivNeyt_ one can hear small arms, AGL. Ongoing battle. #Hluboka, #Gagarina mine, #Kurganka, #Mayorsk are active

20:40 #Donetsk @AlfaNubovsky AA-gun works at the sky from #Putilovka area, probably at UAV

20:40 #Horlivka @ahab9889 You can synchronize watches by those ISS hunters - "fireworks" over the city, #Shyroka_Balka - the same...

20:40 #Donetsk @AlfaNubovsky #airport-#Pisky: short skirmishes - small arms and grenade launchers for sure, and something heavier(?)

20:35 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr "#Druzhba: to the west, strong ones + heavy MG. To the north of the route they fire at UAVs"

20:52 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ Also since evening, skirmishes towards #Zaytseve. Small arms, lesser mortars

21:11 #Dokuchaevsk @manbad2017 It has been a bit noisy, salvos. Dull bangs come from #Donetsk

21:35 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] "#Trudovski: serious battle started, restless, everything's in a whirl, just horrible"

21:36 #Donetsk #Abakumova @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] Some insane activation too, BTR cannon&smth strange. It rumbles & shoots as nearby as further

21:41 #Marinka @manbad2017 Intense flashes and booms of various strength

Donetsk 22:50
"To north/Zastantsyonnyi - heard a couple of powerful boom-booms. Judging by sound, tank working."
https://twitter.com/rjpthjuljytwr/status/717802381564633088 …

04-06-2016, 07:28 PM
EU Mythbusters
✔ ‎@EUvsDisinfo #Ukraine remains the most popular disinformation TARGET. More in the latest

Anne Applebaum ‎@anneapplebaum
A “no” vote in Holland is an endorsement of the Russian effort to destabilize Europe and to wage war in Ukraine http://euromaidanpress.com/2016/04/05/timothy-snyder-yes-to-security-in-europe/#arvlbdata …

04-07-2016, 04:34 AM
Yesterday, 13 more WIA arrive at Kyiv's military hospital, volunteers asking for support
https://www.facebook.com/547369658737346/photos/pcb.673503119457332/673500232790954/?type=3&theater …

Russian shelling's start earlier than normal today......

6:45AM #Horlivka - noisy towards north (#Debaltseve direction).

04-07-2016, 06:35 AM
The Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint will be closed temporarily from tomorrow because of constant shelling in that area https://www.facebook.com/ato.news/posts/1181453198532151 …

Avdiivka civilian hospital on frontlines acting as forward surgical hospital w/o the tools
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1694939040774710&set=a.1400677530200864.1073741828.100007758906857&type=3&theater …

04-07-2016, 06:47 AM
Italian journo (in Moscow) already pushing the Putin line: 'Ukraine should stay neutral, and nobody will get hurt' https://twitter.com/Drag6/status/717838385679835137 …

More Russian info warfare......
Consider this: Crux of Kremlin's global "media plan" is using fake journalists to not only serve Kremlin agenda, but creatively advance it.

Don't believe a word these thinktanks say until they say who is paying them to say it.

04-07-2016, 06:59 AM
More Russian info warfare AND this time from Trump's advisors......

Michael McFaul
✔ ‎@McFaul Trump advisor calls annexation of Crimea "so-called". Wow! Out of step with most countries in world. Check it out http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2015/no-justice-no-nuclear-peace-weapons-mass-destruction-age-inequity#.VwWFTEf4LaA.twitter …

Trump's close ties to a Russian mobster, his attempts to do business in Russia, some of his advisors being paid by Russian companies and one political advisor who worked for the former corrupt Ukrainian President does not seem to "ring alarm bells"...AND then this YET no one in the US seems to "worry" about it????

BUT THEN what can you expect.......
A Paris-based US diplomat told me roughly half the members of #Congress do not have passports - meaning they've never traveled outside US

04-07-2016, 07:04 AM
Yesterday, 13 more WIA arrive at Kyiv's military hospital, volunteers asking for support
https://www.facebook.com/547369658737346/photos/pcb.673503119457332/673500232790954/?type=3&theater …

Russian shelling's start earlier than normal today......

6:45AM #Horlivka - noisy towards north (#Debaltseve direction).

67 militant attacks upon positions of Ukr troops registered over last day. Most tense situation is in Donetsk sector - ATO press center

04-07-2016, 07:47 AM
Syrian Cessation of Hostilities is now formally dead...just as dead is the Minsk 2 agreement after days of massive Russian shelling's and ground attacks.....

AFTER a not so publicized Putin hastily called National Security Council meeting...
Russia relaunch his airstrike-campaign on opposition held areas in north #Syria with ~50 airstrikes the past 24h on #Aleppo, #Hama & #Homs

AND for those SWJ readers that feel Syria and eastern Ukraine are not intertwined.....they are....two war fronts in the Russian non linear war against the West especially the US......

Russian proxies attack Ukraine 67 times, intensify fire near Maryinka
http://www.unian.info/war/1312012-ru...-maryinka.html …

Putin launches bid to rehabilitate Soviet legacy

04-07-2016, 12:01 PM
OSCE mission in Donbas supports close relationship with Russian fascists. https://twitter.com/g12852/status/717970570319675392 …

Russian|s steal factories again as militants dismantle and remove equipment from mine In #Rovenky
http://ukraineunderattack.org/en/62577-militants-dismantled-and-take-away-equipment-from-mine-in-rovenky.html …

Kremlin media chose to spread confusion, fear & mistrust via disinformation & #propaganda over #BrusselsAttacks
http://www.unian.info/world/1311777-russian-propaganda-brussels-attacks-europes-fault-or-maybe-staged.html … …

"It is out of the question to discuss Donbas local elections in the presence of Russian armed forces and accomplice" -Volodymyr Groysman

04-07-2016, 12:30 PM
Dmitry Medvedev
✔ ‎@MedvedevRussiaE Results of the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement indicate Europeans' opinion of the Ukrainian political system

With a total vote participation of 36% the anti European groups only got 61%...bulk of the Dutch simply did not vote.

So I am not sure this Russian PM is telling the complete truth which is normal for him.....

04-07-2016, 01:36 PM
Russian troops and her mercenaries are attempting to move across the Minsk 2 front lines after days of heavy fighting........

Militants occupy southern outskirts of Avdiyivka – Ukraine intel
http://www.unian.info/war/1312536-militants-occupy-southern-outskirts-of-avdiyivka-ukraine-intel.html …

04-07-2016, 02:02 PM
Russia continues re-supplying its forces and mercenaries in Donbas, agression against #Ukraine never stopped.

BBC News - Russian soldiers 'dying in large numbers' in Ukraine - Nato
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31747754 …

04-07-2016, 02:22 PM
OSCE mission in Donbas supports close relationship with Russian fascists.
https://twitter.com/g12852/status/717970570319675392 …

Employees of the OSCE mission in Ukraine which were seen at the wedding of terrorists in Donbass dismissed. https://twitter.com/HromadskeTV/status/718057093216014336 …

04-07-2016, 03:33 PM
Worth reading........

New piece by @nolanwpeterson brilliant as always. "Russian Threat Isn’t Going Away"
http://dailysignal.com/2016/04/06/kyiv-washington-agree-russian-threat-isnt-going-away/ …

04-07-2016, 03:37 PM
Militants occupy southern outskirts of Avdiyivka – Ukraine intel: Russian-backed militants are equipping a for...

Russian-backed militants are equipping a fortified position near Vynohradnyky district, the southern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
”On April 5, the units of the 11th separate motorized rifle regiment (Makiyivka) of the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation took up positions in the southern outskirts of Avdiyivka,” the intelligence said.
In addition, the militants are equipping a fortified position there, which is reinforced by two anti-tank missile systems.

Both Sides Report Heavy Shelling Yesterday And Military Casualties In The Donbass

ATO update: Militants launch about 100 mortar shells and several cannon artillery projectiles in the Donetsk sector
http://uacrisis.org/41894-oleksandr-motuzyanik-83 …

ATO Press Center reports 23 attack by 1800/hrs today with the majority in #Avdiivka followed by #Pisky and than #Lugansk area

04-07-2016, 03:42 PM

Russian troops 'could have landed on Lithuanian coast' the Lithuania Tribune,
LRT Thursday, April 7, 2016

MP Artūras Paulauskas, chairman of the parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee, suggested in an interview that Russian forces could have landed on the Lithuanian coast of the Curonian Spit during military exercise.

So has Russian now effectively practiced a naval force landing on the beaches of a NATO member??????

So if so why is it not being talked about by anyone....is this the reason for the US heavy armor BCT going to the Baltics?

04-07-2016, 04:18 PM
Russia's top propagandist's nephew w/ German passport fought on the side of terrorists in #Ukraine.

Interesting article at an interesting time in the middle of the current heavy fighting.....
Foreign Affairs
✔ ‎@ForeignAffairs Ukraine is a strategic interest of vital importance to Europe’s security and survival.

04-07-2016, 04:50 PM
Putin's New National Guard Authorized to Detain or Shoot Demonstrators on Demand
http://www.interpretermag.com/russia-update-april-6-2016/#13196 …

Russian 23d Samara Motorzed Brigade in Ukraine. They took the Ukraine border sign to Russia. https://twitter.com/askai707/status/718011125116375040 …

04-07-2016, 04:52 PM
Russian shelling's and especially ground attacks are picking up now...large number of reports coming .....will not list all of them..

Will be a long hard night on the Minsk front line......

20:26 [#Novomykhaylivka area] @manbad2017 #Donetsk and #Marinka - artillery is distinctly heard, a bit of AA-gun and shooting

20:20 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza So, MSTA battery is working from separs' side

20:10 #Avdiivka @Donetskyi Very strong cannonade, my folks cannot get where from, sounds like from everywhere

20:18 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza Very dense landing [strong? or landings?]

20:10 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#settlement11, #machinery plant: sounds loudly to the north
#Nord: strongly heard

.@rjpthjuljytwr [fb?]
19:55 #Yasynuvata listens to #GAI_post
20:05 #Donetsk: #Amstor at #Schetinina. Heard very much...

19:47 #Donetsk @PVB40 [fb] #Machcinery plant: N/NE - far multiple booms are heard

19:19 [#Horlivka area, UA mil medic] @Helgi__UA "We have 1 WIA, that is how Russians celebrate the Annuntiation with a mortar, pray for him"

19:49 #Horlivka @gipsogolovij RU fire with mortars and small arms...

19:01 #Yasynuvata [pro0RU source] @swetlaha1706 Evening disco party began here

19:47 #Donetsk @PVB40 [fb] #Machcinery plant: N/NE - far multiple booms are heard

19:48 #Avdiivka @owl_ok "The sun sets and party starts. Orcs' artillery works southwards"

19:47 #Avdiivka @VadyXaXa And again it is loud

19:34 #Donetsk @JRijJyY08AkRzL8 powerful salvos

19:42 #Avdiivka @rechnikato Canoot get the direction, probably #Promka

19:40 #Avdiivka @rechnikato It has boomed not far away and it began - MGs and blasts, ok for now

19:36 #Avdiivka @Cryion1 Black smoke rises over #Butovka shaft, #Avdiivka - artillery works

19:30 #Yasynuvata @tov_sobakin [ok.ru] We're listening to #GAI_post

19:29 #Donetsk @yupivo Sounds loud, but not frequently yet, evening comes

19:00 #Krasnohorivka @666_mancer [vk] they started to rumble towards #Marinka

19:15 #Horlivka #Stroitel @ahab9889 Some firing towards #Shyroka_Balka

19:14 #Donetsk @_Befana Salvos towards #Trudovski. By sounds, heavy weapons, smth has driven there

19:10 #Avdiivka @GirkinGirkin [vk?] 2 columns of smoke towards #Yama and #Tsarska_Okhota

19:11 [#Olenivka-#Novomykhaylivka] @manbad2017 Heavy hum. Rolling indistinct landings, maybe closer to #Krasnohorivka.
19:12 now quiet

19:04 #Makiivka @666_mancer [vk?] mortaring is heard, like #Yakovlivka

19:04-19:09 #Makiivka @Maxi_Good [vk?] one can hear loud salvos. Like #Gvardeyka direction

19:06 [#Olenivka-#Novomykhaylivka] @manbad2017 #Donetsk makes noise again. Loud rumbles, like going at #Marinka but not sure. Double shots

16:12 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ Battle in the NW of the city, #mine6-7 area, small arms are heard for an hour

04-07-2016, 05:08 PM
This is a strange allegation and I note 'could have landed'. Perhaps the alleged site is close to the Russian territory that makes up half of this spit of sand, 400m wide. A map helps:

Methinks it is not well populated and only signs have been found. Yet again a Russian navigation error; not this happens to other nations. See:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curonian_Spit


Russian troops 'could have landed on Lithuanian coast' the Lithuania Tribune, LRT Thursday, April 7, 2016

04-07-2016, 05:13 PM
Armata T-14 MBT winter test demonstration

04-07-2016, 07:01 PM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks are getting intense tonight......

22:18 #Donetsk @CKOTINYAKA For 30 min everything they have is pounding, SPG, tanks, cannons, AA-guns, assault rifles, like tow/#Azotnyi

22:12 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 battle is going on...

22:15 @GirkinGirkin "Over #Yasynuvata a 'lamp' hang just now, nice, it illuminates large territory"

22:09 #Donetsk @old_dn No salvos from #Durna_Balka, intense battle at #Pisky
@donetskye Small arms, AA-gun, GLs, AGLs - tow/#Pisky

22:04 #Donetsk @relictDon To the NW together with plenty of salvos, intense small arms too

21:35 #Yasynuvata #Melnitsa @GirkinGirkin heard very much

21:43 #Donetsk @902Albi Flew into a temper! It rumbles in full swing to the northeast, a signal flare again in the sky, so bright[/B]

21:42 #Donetsk #Butovka @rjpthjuljytwr they're shooting, rumbling, house vibrates, floor... such a mix of sounds

21:42 #Makiivka @makeevchankaUA Now both salvos and landings (far ones) are heard

21:42 #Volnovakha @solomazheka The east is rumbling. Smwh pretty far away, but powerfully

21:41 #Makiivka @Palchakkk Like 2 landings were heard tow/#Hryhorivka battles

21:37 #Marinka @allex1984 "the Internet down, sending it via my phone: landings towards #boarding school"

21:35 #Makiivka @GirkinGirkin [vk?] #Vostochnyi: Rumble has been heard, like it lands

21:40 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Severnyi/#Zastantsyonnyi: it became louder
#Gladkovka: very loud

21:38 #Donetsk #Proletarskyi @DoneckiiPatriot there have been 2 salvos with echo, some strange sound

21:37 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 towards #Promka, an illuminating "lamp" hovered for few seconds

21:38 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 firefight goes on...

04-07-2016, 07:03 PM
Forget #panamapapers. @InformNapalm made 1st dispatch on #Russia issuing visas to terrorists
https://informnapalm.org/en/russia-opens-visas-terrorists-operating-ukraine/ …

Spot Report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission - SMM vehicle hit by bullet, and SMM threatened at gunpoint
http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/231901 …

Night in bunker near Avdiivka Industrial area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ym4WCz5Zr8 …
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/7-april-night-in-bunker-near-avdiivka-industrial-area …

04-08-2016, 05:05 AM
Last night Russian fighting was both intensive and serious.

Avdiivka ~23:30
"In my group 3 WIAs, incl. me... tanks beating non-stop, one already blazing, artillery non stop.."

Spartak 7 Apr.
Ruscists from Somali gang with hardware hidden near a house, in somebody's back-yard.
https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/718296998085046274 …

AND not a single comment from any western leader including Obama, Merkel and Hollande AND absolutely no MSM articles on the serious fighting that is underway.....

04-08-2016, 05:56 AM
The @OSCE_SMM to #Ukraine is reporting, on average, cease-fire 600-800 violations per day. More:

Reports: SMM vehicle hit by bullet. Threats and intimidation by Ru-backed militants unacceptable, violation of Minsk https://twitter.com/ukrpravda_news/status/718214270295674880 …

Near #Avdiivka Ukr shot down two RU forces' UAV's. https://twitter.com/ukrpravda_news/status/718285605352960000 …

Julian Röpcke ‎@JulianRoepcke
#Russia in total ignorance of the MINSK agreement tries to advance in eastern #Ukraine.

04-08-2016, 05:58 AM
This is a strange allegation and I note 'could have landed'. Perhaps the alleged site is close to the Russian territory that makes up half of this spit of sand, 400m wide. A map helps:

Methinks it is not well populated and only signs have been found. Yet again a Russian navigation error; not this happens to other nations. See:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curonian_Spit

BUT if we accept the Russian MoDs word that their bombings in Syria were highly accurate and hit no civilians then their Navy made no mistake on where they landed...definitely on the wrong side of the border.....

04-08-2016, 06:32 AM
Multiple reports of heavy Russian assault on Avdiivka, but no independent confirmation. Reports of use of RF Spetsnaz troops and artillery.

The UAF is now involved in a full fledged countering of a strong Russian ground offensive being fought also with Russian troops and artillery YET the entire western MSM says nothing nor do the leaders of the West especially Obama.....nothing absolutely nothing..it is almost like he wants this to be kept forever under the rug until he leaves office.......BUT remember he and Kerry used the word "incursion" instead of "invasion" thus one would have thought the Russian troops were on "vacation" because "incursion" infers that they will leave...WHICH they have not after two years now.
Russian proxies attack Ukraine troops 70 times in last day
http://www.unian.info/war/1313310-russian-proxies-attack-ukraine-troops-70-times-in-last-day.html …

04-08-2016, 07:09 AM
Russian Ponzi scheme is about to finally collapse...no wonder Putin created a National Guard under his personal command......126 bank licenses revoked and 26 alone in this month and now this.....AND he is fighting a two front war....

Vedomosti writes that the government will use Russian's pensions to pay off VEB's debts.
http://www.vedomosti.ru/economics/articles/2016/04/08/636933-buduschie-pensioneri-platyat-dolgi-veba …

AND the Russian oligarchs just keep on shoveling in more money at the expense of the Russian civil society.....

04-08-2016, 09:02 AM
Helicopters of the Russian army aviation received new EW complex Vitebsk
http://defence-blog.com/news/helicopters-of-the-russian-army-aviation-received-new-ew-complex-vitebsk.html …

Initial truck mounted single units seen near Ukrainian border recently.....

04-08-2016, 09:08 AM
AND that Russian idea of a "new Yalta" just keeps coming up again and again....idea goes back to 2008 and states Russia foresees an economic, political and humanitarian zone from Portugal to the Russian Far East.........NATURALLY under Russian hegemony and sphere of influence....

MFA Russia
✔ ‎@mfa_russia #Lavrov: Our ultimate goal is to promote the idea of ​​a pan-European economic, social and humanitarian space http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2213708#sel=21:1:VOW,26:113:2H3 …

THIS is part and parcel of the above comment...
MFA Russia
✔ ‎@mfa_russia #Lavrov: We set sights on completing the work on Convention on Caspian Sea Legal Status by the time summit convenes http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2213708#sel=13:1:Tb3,14:161:r43 …

Will make a far more detailed comment on this later today after some checking on older comments.

04-08-2016, 04:29 PM
Russian UAV shot down yesterday 75kms INSIDE Ukraine territory..launched from Russian side of the border.

Video of Russian-origin Orlan-10 UAV brought down near the ongoing battle with separatists for control of #Avdiivka https://twitter.com/servicessu/status/718418171078799360 …

Russian terrorists shell #Avdiyivka outskirts with incendiary mines, civilian woman killed
http://www.unian.info/war/1314051-militants-shell-avdiyivka-outskirts-with-incendiary-mines-civilian-woman-killed.html …

04-08-2016, 04:39 PM
Putin is seriously concerned with a Russian "Maidan" due to the coming collapse of the Russian economy...........
Russian police is training to fight against protesters. Watch the video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAJryS7N_Tg …

Maxim Tucker ‎@MaxRTucker
Just passed Ukrainian light artillery heading to #Avdiivka. Rebels already using heavy. Ceasefire here a daytime pretence for OSCE.

04-08-2016, 05:28 PM
Russian ground offensive is now intensifying............

Russian self-propelled artillery hit #Pavlopil near #Mariupol over the day.
Also #Shyrokyne under attack

The (pro-)#Russian offensive in eastern #Ukraine killed 1 civilian & 1 Ukr soldier & injured 12 more in the last 24 hrs.

Downed Orlan-10 near #Avdeevka is the #RussianArmy standard version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF09auA8dWs …

The Ukrainian army downed another Russian army Orlan-10 drone near #Avdeevka.
Putin is fully back in action.

04-08-2016, 06:38 PM
Fighting at Industrial zone of Avdiivka
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/8-april-fighting-at-industrial-zone-of-avdiivka …

Hits in Avdiivka Industrial zone
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/8-april-hits-in-avdiivka-industrial-zone …

Militants jamming Ukrainian army connection near Makiivka
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/8-april-militants-jamming-ukrainian-army-connection-near …

Vadym Skybytskyi: March 28, near Luhanske, UA servicemen downed RU-produced UAV
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/8-april-vadym-skybytskyi-march-28-near-luhanske-ua-servicemen …

During previous week, UA intel detected 32 instances of presence of enemy heavy weapons close to the frontline http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/8-april-ua-mil-intel-during-previous-week-ua-intelligence …

Kyiv @NPU_GOV_UA police seized another #everydaycache found in one of private garages
http://www.npu.gov.ua/uk/publish/article/1876592 …

04-08-2016, 06:39 PM
Over 100 Russian servicemen killed in Donbas warzone since start of 2016
http://uatoday.tv/politics/over-100-russian-servicemen-killed-in-donbas-warzone-since-start-of-2016-627063.html …

Horlivka 21:15
Zaitsevo - battle, mortars, AGLs, AA-gun, machine guns.

21:00 #Donetsk
#Pisky-Oktyabrsky - mortars at work.

3 Ukr servicemen wounded in RU shelling this afternoon, one serious.

17:56 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer "Damn how close! Right side of my village is under fire, like grenade launcher!"

Odesa @ponaduse 14 wounded near #Avdiivka servicemen are delivered to Odesa, 4 of them severely injured

04-08-2016, 06:55 PM
Putin is seriously concerned with a Russian "Maidan" due to the coming collapse of the Russian economy...........
Russian police is training to fight against protesters. Watch the video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAJryS7N_Tg …

BREAKING: Footage leaks of secret training exercises by Russian police against a ‘Moscow Maidan’
https://meduza.io/en/news/2016/04/08/footage-leaks-of-alleged-secret-training-exercises-by-russian-police-against-a-moscow-maidan … prin @meduza_en

04-09-2016, 06:49 AM
The Russian ongoing ground offensive WHICH the entire western MSM and Western leaders have apparently totally missed is on again early this morning...and through most of last night and into very early this morning.

01:34 #Avdiivka @rechnikato It pounds as hell

01:34 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza All night is periodically noisy, landings in #Promka

01:45 #Donetsk #center @Donetsk_Ukraine What are those sounds as if they beat a metal barrel?

01:48 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza Shots, coming to us

07:15 #Avdiivka @GirkinGirkin [vk?] "Small arms and booms, the same place [#Promka?]"

07:22 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 They started to make a bit of noise
07:38 Kind of not good morning in Avdiivka

While Russia is in complete non compliance with Minsk 2 neither Kerry nor Obama seems to mind it one bit these days....

04-09-2016, 10:32 AM
9 #Russian soldiers/proxies killed & 21 transported to the hospitals in the #warzone in E #Ukraine over the last day - ATO presser

No KIA, but 5 WIA among UA servicemen in the #warzone in E #Ukraine over the last 24h.

Separatist commander acknowledges heavy losses near Avdiivka
http://www.uawire.org/news/separatist-commander-acknowledges-heavy-losses-near-avdiivka …

(Pro-)#Russians from "Battalion Khan" attack the Ukr army in #Avdeevka.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAe3dQo0Sns …

Avdiivka Remains Epicenter Of Hostilities: 73 Attacks Over Past 24 Hours

15 terrorists’ attacks reported in Mariupol sector over past 24 hours, - press officer
Actually many feel of the Russians actually make a major push it will be first via Mariupol and then onto Odessa cutting Ukraine off from her natural ports and sea coast.

04-09-2016, 10:39 AM
An extremely dangerous development which is also being recreated in the ME as well by Russia...these Russian A2/Ad bubbles are so designed to greatly restrict NATO air movements including inside NATO air space.....

Looks like Baltic encirclement of Russian A2/AD draws near completion
https://twitter.com/joergforbrig/status/717986303497932800 …

04-09-2016, 10:50 AM
Generalissimo Kim" (Horlivka)ordered UkrArmy to raise USSR flag

East of #Mariupol, #Shyrokyne, #Vodyane, #Hnutove and #Pavlopil were 15 x under Russian attack yesterday.

Russian MP shoots on Ukrainian forces in Donbas
https://twitter.com/segodnya_online/status/718694087218610176 …

73 attacks on Ukrainian positions in the past 24 hours .
18 counter artillery fires from Ukrainian Army

09:39 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza This morning they have already peppered #Promka with shells, no chance to sleep

"Hello" from Avdiyivka.
Morning was noisy, now subsided.
Guys terribly tired but cheerful))
https://www.facebook.com/bochkala?fref=ts …

12:35 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 Grenade launchers&small arms towards #Promka. #OSCE fr/roof at #Vorobyova observed it through the field glasses..

04-09-2016, 11:24 AM
Reference the ongoing bellingcat and Russian MoD "feud" over the fake satellite photos the MoD used to prove that they did not shot down MH 17.......

Eliot Higgins ‎@EliotHiggins
Day two and still no reply from @mod_russia or @mfa_russia on their #MH17 fakery accusations
https://twitter.com/bellingcat/status/718135822613090310 …

04-09-2016, 11:25 AM
Really worth reading this article.....

Putin's war of smoke and mirrors
http://www.politico.eu/article/vladimir-putin-war-smoke-and-mirrors-russia-occupation-crimea-ukraine/ …

"We are sleepwalking through the end of our era of peace.
It is time to wake up."

04-09-2016, 11:38 AM
Russian fighting is on again......

11:01 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer "Damn, even closer than yesterday. Heavy SA fire... No GL so far, edge of #Zalizne, garden"

10:53 #Mariupol @Jonsonal72 More than 5, they pound periodically during last 30 min

10:51 #Mariupol @dertienn Booms are heard, smth heavy - SPG or D-30, #Shyrokyne area. 5 explosions so far
10:51 one more

10:33 #Donetsk @GirkinGirkin A column of 33 pieces of mil vehicles (MT-LB mounted) went towards #Donetsk

04-09-2016, 04:05 PM
Head for the bunkers…..

“We are drafting "a new interpretation" of Russia’s Foreign Policy at the instruction of the President” Lavrov said…..

In the old “foreign policy” first strike use of tactical nuclear weapons was a given…now what?????

Sounds like a line from 1936 Germany!

Yep. And it's it got a name: "Jackboot Diplomacy

04-09-2016, 04:12 PM
Odessa mayor, Gennady Truhanov, reportedly has 4 passports - 2 Russian, a Ukrainian and, a Greek. @OdessaBlogger
https://www.charter97.org/ru/news/2016/4/9/198824/ …

FIVE Ukrainian soldiers wounded in ATO area over 24 hours
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/336665.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter … …

What the heck rubric.......?????
Russia suspends funding of illegally occupied #Crimea
http://www.unian.info/economics/1314539-russia-suspends-funding-of-occupied-crimea.html …

JCCC: Growing Intensity Of Attacks Near Avdiivka Is Direct Violation Of Minsk Agreements.

04-09-2016, 04:24 PM
Really worth reading ...in German.....the top moderator for German Russia Today is a top former GDR Stasi officer....and he is driving a German destabilizing messaging straight out of Moscow..

Toller Artikel von @PeterTiede z.anhaltenden "gezielten Destabilisierung" durch @Rt_Deutsch
http://www.bild.de/politik/inland/stasi/geruechte-ueber-merkel-und-gauck-45254228.bild.html …

04-09-2016, 04:45 PM
25th Brigade arrived to Avdiyivka for reinforcements .✌
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1137086229677098&id=100001271968269 …

Avdiivka: footage from RU positions near Promka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ZbzGqcH08 …
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/9-april-avdiivka-footage-from-ru-positions-near-promka- …

Convoy of #Novorossiya's humanitarian aid spontaneously combusts near #Luhansk.
Police suspect nazi witchcraft.

Russia is blocking the expansion of the mandate of the OSCE mission on the entire border - MFA of Ukraine http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/9-april-russia-is-blocking-the-expansion-of-the-mandate-of …

04-09-2016, 06:11 PM
Raining cats & dogs in #Avdiivka (Russian side video).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ZbzGqcH08 …

04-09-2016, 06:33 PM
The Russian offensive resumed at sunset,r. from Kominternove over Marinka to Avdeevka.
Fighting all along the front.
https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/718846122698014720 …

War is in full swing. Avdeevka factory zone, Mariinka...

ASAP volunteer ambulance medics in #Avdiivka running low on IV fluids, asking 4 help:

Wouldn't be surprised if we see them soon holding the first buildings inside the industrial park.
Donetsk airport, Debaltseve, Avdeevka?!

There are now only 300 meters between DNR/RUS and Ukr positions E of #Avdeevka.
"Silent advances" reloaded.

Ten Russian invaders killed in Donbas, 26 injured, - Defense Intelligence

Apr08 #Avdiivka: #footage from RU positions near #Promka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ZbzGqcH08 … via @666_mancer [mentioned Apr09 = wrong date]

04-09-2016, 06:56 PM
Avdiivka 21:40
Heavy incoming at Promka, since over 1 hour.

Another night of intense, heavy shelling near the airport #Marinka #Avdiivka @666_mancer @GirkinGirkin

Fighting east of #Mariupol this evening. First #Kominternove, now shelling in #Talakivka.

04-09-2016, 07:08 PM
What is burning Ministry of Defence of Russian Federation? @en_informnapalm starting series on leaked information.
https://informnapalm.org/en/burning-ministry-defence-russian/ …

04-09-2016, 09:08 PM
Minsk 2 is now this evening totally dead in the water and yet Obama and the western MSM says nothing.....

The entire #Donetsk oblast front is alight right now.
Russian assaults from the Azov Sea up to Horlivka.

Situation now at Donbass is like after Minsk-1, before Russian winter offensive. Lots of violations - no response

Towards #Pavlopil something heavy incoming periodically for the last half hour.
https://twitter.com/dertienn/status/718901105330143233 …

19:21 #Marinka @AndreyIvanov369 battle is ongoing, sounds very loudly

19:20 [#Mariupol area] @GirkinGirkin [vk?] Pretty long time, skirmish lasts between CPs near #Kominternove

19:15 #Marinka @allex1984 Hell, it is loud

19:00 #Marinka @Mariynka24 they continue to fight, intensity doesn't decrease

04-10-2016, 05:50 AM
Daniel Baer
✔ ‎@danbbaer Very worrying: Reports of dramatic escalation in fighting in E Ukraine where Russia's proxies attack Ukrainian positions, threaten @OSCE_SMM

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Fired On in Zaytsevo: No Injuries

04-10-2016, 07:31 AM
Maxim Tucker ‎@MaxRTucker
OSCE monitoring patrol and Ukrainian commander shot at. Again. Bullets flew '1-2 metres over their heads' #Ukraine

The #DutchReferendum just showed the world how Russia influences Western European elections

04-10-2016, 07:33 AM
Russian shelling's and intense ground attacks are still ongoing.....

There was a battle near #Stanitsya_Luhanska at night around 12PM with small arms, 82-mm mortars. https://www.facebook.com/george.tuka/posts/934229863358084 …

Toretsk 9:55AM
"Distant rumble like GRADs landing..."
https://twitter.com/blessmaster/status/719056878051946496 …

Russian-backed separatist forces attack Ukrainian troops 73 times in last 24 hours...

This is now a full scale major Russian ground offensive and the Obama WH says absolutely nothing...not even a whimper.....

04-10-2016, 07:36 AM
Taganrog, Russia, <50 km from Ukrainian border: Il-76, Tu-95 Bear strategic bomber or Tu-142 Bear-F anti-submarine

04-10-2016, 02:17 PM
We are now seeing a truly full fledged war....

91 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in the last 24 hours, 6 soldiers wounded, see report
http://lugansk-news.com/91-attacks-on-ukrainian-army-positions-in-the-last-24-hours-6-soldiers-wounded/ …

More #vodka news from Russia @rentvchannel: "UAF servicemen and border guards fired one another near Luhansk", reality: RU attack fr/#Vesele

Seems like Russian Far East troops are streaming back into Ukraine.
For no good, you can be sure.
https://twitter.com/loogunda/status/719143503125680128 …

Eastern #Ukraine Sees Sharp Increase in Attacks by Russia-Backed Separatists Near #Avdiivka, #Mariinka. Repelled. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/eastern-ukraine-sees-increase-fighting-deaths-reported-38272208 …

04-10-2016, 03:18 PM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks.....

17:56 [#Novomykhaylivka area] @manbad2017 There was a landing in the area of #Berezove-#Novotroitske, closer to Berezove

17:47 #Marinka @hyeva_maryinka there were booms towards #Krasnohorivka

16:12 #Donetsk @DoneckiiPatriot s couple of far salvos has been heard

Apr09 #Shaktarsk @GirkinGirkin RU column

Girkin ('Strelkov') reports high Russian losses in increased east Ukraine fighting + moans of Kremlin media silence
http://uawire.org/news/strelkov-russian-losses-are-significant-in-the-area-around-yasynuvata-and-avdiivka …

Six Ukrainian Servicemen Wounded, No KIAs Over Day

OSCE can't monitor UA-RU border fully - but even limited access shows constant flow of Russian troops into warzone
3905.html …

Russian militia put out request for camouflage netting of any size - To disguise what, coming from Russia?
https://vk.com/dobrovolsyrg?w=wall-87734106_6950%2Fall …

Russian propaganda wants you to believe Ukraine's Kherson and Mykolaiv regions joined Islamic State caliphate :)))))

04-10-2016, 03:35 PM
Russia's state-sponsored Vesti:
"America is deceiving Russia about its plutonium disposition."

MFA Russia
✔ ‎@mfa_russia #Putin: Our partners should be able to meet their obligations, especially with regard to nuclear arms http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/51685#sel=46:6,47:158 …

BUT WAIT Putin is massively in violation of the INF.....

In Sevastopol unknown changed words of Rus anthem:
"Russia-our crazy power...", ect
http://socportal.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/a256f23d9cdb22aa57b25af57b4a2dc9.jpg …

04-10-2016, 05:37 PM
#EU: "ceasefire violations in #Donetsk region" #Ukraine at "unprecedented level" since 2015.
http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2016/160410_01_en.htm …

SIX Ukrainian servicemen Suffered Injuries Over Day

20:49 #Horlivka @ahab9889 [Many ppl outside disregard battle] The sky over #Shyroka_Balka in tracers, active firing https://twitter.com/loogunda/status/719209448590426113 …

20:05 #Mariupol @dertienn wow, such frequent landings have been just now, direction: #Shyrokyne-#Vodyane

20:12 #Horlivka @thunderbolt1488 Machine gun to the northwest, I daresay at #mine6-7

20:06 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza "Ceiling lamp" iver #Yasynuvata #GAI_post, small arms

20:05 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza Illuminating one

20:00 #Hranitne @hubeshevo [repost, no source mentioned] "They were shelling from us and at us"

UA shelling from Mariupol or Russian from Novoazovsk?

19:59 #Horlivka #Stroitel @ahab9889 Towards #reservoir - #Shyroka_Balka [=south] - active machine gun, some booms, tracers

Russian terrorists fire on residential district wounding clivilian in artillery attack on #Maryinka

19:53 #Mariupol @sir_T_Lawrence something pretty large-calibre towards #Shyrokyne - I think MSTA. Even deaf babushkas can hear it

Shelling in #Talakivka and #Shyrokyne

19:55 #Novhorodske [pro-RU secondary source] @tov_sobakin combat towards #Kostyantynivka route

19:55 #Avdiivka @owl_ok Battle goes on for over an hour towards #Butovka shaft and #Promka. Some single rounds (probably tank) and shooting

19:52 #Horlivka #Stroitel @ahab9889 Flashes were seen to the south, the same direction as yesterday, and at #Rtutnyi one could hear #Hluboka

19:54 #Avdiivka @VadyXaXa It doesn't cease

Mariupol residents can hear explosions far away to the east

19:49 #Bakhmut @zakon18022014 Ka-booms southwards
[normally nothing is heard there in former #Artemivsk]

19:41 #Horlivka @gipsogolovij Heavy weapon started to boom. Shelled 2 times. Far off. Direction unclear

19:41 #Mariupol @dertienn #Shyrokyne - landings, dull but heavy ones

19:39 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza A tank shells at us [UA positions]

19:32 #Avdiivka @rechnikato ok, another combat at #Butovka shaft too, very loud

19:26 #Avdiivka @fingerw80 "#OSCE made off, so one may shell. day by day, or I'd say evening, it's more serious. War there now, not battle"

19:26 #Avdiivka @bamr69 Ithas begun here, landings started after a perfectly quiet day
Small arms, tanks and now artillery shelling

18:54 #Mariupol @Azov_UA Heavy booms towards #Talakivka, they are distinctly heard in the city

04-10-2016, 06:17 PM
Maxim Tucker ‎@MaxRTucker
During the day alone, OSCE records 979 explosions, use of heavy artillery banned by Minsk at #Avdiivka

On the way to beating the record of 91 ceasefire violations of yesterday. Reports coming in of shelling from #Mariupol to #Avdiivka
We are now into a full scale Russian ground offensive and the West is sleep walking....as Obama and Kerry seem to be focused on traveling the world in their last 300 days and doing about nothing these days outside of just talking......

04-10-2016, 06:38 PM
AND the Russian attacks just keep on coming.....

Dzerzhynsk 1 hour ago
BOOMs from all sides very strongly.
https://twitter.com/Vika7Victoria/status/719240178502606848 …

22:07 #Mariupol @dertienn SPG's 7 landings at #Shyrokyne

22:06 #Mariupol @sir_T_Lawrence Frequent cannonade smwh towards #Pavlopil. Hell begins?

21:58 #Donetsk #railway station @HuAdvokatos like a column of heavy vehicles

Donetsk 21:58
Train station - sounds like a column of heavy equipment on move.

21:27 #Makiivka @vostrykov60 very close [=salvo?]

21:17 #Horlivka #Stroitel @ahab9889 ceased so far...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpmXgMYQyns …
21:18 jinxed

[B]21:17 [UA serviceman] @Price_Cap_UA I was that. #Styla area. Everything's ok

Telmanovo - mortars vorking, #Yasynuvata, #Verkhnotoretske LOUD!

21:07 #Avdiivka @bamr69 I hesitate to croak disaster, but no heavy ones so far...

21:06 #Toretsk #Mikrorayon @blessmaster Sounds of battle moved closer

21:03 #Horlivka @062_Region Battle at #Mykhaylivka - AGL, AA-gun and like a tank

20:40 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer Not such hellish hell here just not used to it
20:51 never saw'em such multiple, no risk to life yet

Gas pipeline damaged as a result of #Stanytsya_Luhanska shelling. - Tuka.

04-10-2016, 07:50 PM
OSCE was informed about Russian militants’ Grads and tanks location, – Intelligence
http://en.censor.net.ua/news/383613/osce_was_informed_about_militants_grads_and_tanks_ location_intelligence …

JUST since the beginning of April.......
178 attacks,19 #Ukraine's soldiers wounded by #Russia's proxies!!!

04-10-2016, 07:53 PM

Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 04.07

Posted on April 10, 2016

Operational data from Information Resistance:

During the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist troops were observed using 122 mm cannon artillery. The bulk of militant shelling was centered on the Avdiivka area (fire from 122 mm artillery came from the northeastern outskirts of Yasynuvata, mostly south of the “industrial zone”). Terrorists also shelled the ATO forces’ positions in the “industrial zone” and to the north of it, using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars from positions near Mineralne and east of Yasynuvata junction.

Several groups of enemy snipers were present on several sections of the front simultaneously (Mar’inka, Kominternove-Shyrokyne, Novotroitske, Luhanske, Stanytsia Luhanska).

Stanytsia Luhanska, , the checkpoint for entry and exit of the village of Luhansk, is being shelled mercilessly by militants which, according to the head of the Luhansk regional military-civilian administration George Tuka, is to deliberately provoke it's closure by the Ukrainian side. Photo: https://twitter.com/UKRINFORM/status/717626648787599360
Stanytsia Luhanska, the checkpoint for entry and exit of the village of Luhansk, is being shelled mercilessly by militants which, according to the head of the Luhansk regional military-civilian administration George Tuka, is to deliberately provoke its closure by the Ukrainian side. Photo: Ukrinform

From the direction of Staromykhailivka, the enemy used mortars, both 82 mm and 120 mm (in the latter case, in two intensive barrages of 7-8 mortar rounds each) against [the ATO forces’] positions southeast and east of Krasnohorivka.

The “DNR” [leadership] made a decision to cut off utilities from citizens who fail to pay their utility bills (some 65-67% of the population living in the occupied part of the Donetsk oblast). In Makiivka, the local “leadership” has decided to deduct utility payments from the “wages” of the local “state employees,” whose “wages” are paid with money arriving from the Russian Federation. Earlier, the “DNR” leadership received an instruction letter from Moscow categorically demanding a “45-50% cut in funds allocated to subsidies.” The letter proposes to shut down a number of “development” programs in the public sector and manufacturing (this particularly affects plans to “return to previous volumes” of railway freight traffic to the Russian Federation).

The “LNR military intelligence” reported to the “LNR” leadership about troop rotation on the demarcation line, with Ukrainian Armed Forces units being replaced by “gang formations” from the National Guard of Ukraine. Cited among these alleged new “gangs” were “Right Sector assault battalions” and a “Shakhtarsk Battalion” (manned apparently by natives of Donbas with Nazist views).

The Russian “supervisors” in the “DNR” and “LNR” have received orders from the Kremlin to mount an information campaign designed to accuse the Ukrainian authorities of “hampering the work of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC).” Its main message is that “Kyiv is trying to paralyze the JCCC’s work.”

04-10-2016, 07:59 PM
Russian attacks are still going strong.....

THEN suddenly.......
23:11 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza Ceased
Maybe they ran out of artillery and mortar rounds or they are taking a cigarette break........

Avdeevka still under heavy artillery fire from #Makeevka

Yasynuvata 23:05
"Zorka is very loud! The car alarms went off! The windows tremble!"
https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/719256014986547200 …

23:05 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza Incoming mine shells at #Promka each 3-4 minutes

Promka is under RU artillery fire from #Makiivka.

Shelling in Talakivka and Shyrokyne
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/10-april-shelling-in-talakivka-and-shyrokyne-- …

22:33 #Makiivka #Gvardeyka @Shymanovski A landing hereabout
22:42 Another one, a bit "lighter"
@vuiko65 like shelling fr/#Hryhorivka battles

Debaltseve, #Svitlodarsk and #Sartana (near #Mariupol) listening to heavy explosions
that's not the usual places of fighting..

22:06 [#Kodema area] @Helgi__UA #Zaytseve, north #Horlivka under fire.
22:54 ongoing battle still there

Heavy salvos also in #Dzerzhynsk, strong landings in #Shyrokyne right now. Near #Donetsk railway station hardware on the move.

22:54 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 periodic heavy explosions towards #Promka

22:43 @Maxi_Good [vk?] Projectiles go from #Makiivka at #Avdiivka

22:47 #Makiivka @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Zalenyi: heavy salvos.
#center can hear heavy dull singles

21:59 [#Kodema] @Helgi__UA 2 days RU don't conserve ammo, mortar and tube artillery, yday UA replied in the end, not evening yet today
21:48 #Luhansk @LUGANSKA_JUNTA It is all quiet here

Avdiivka. AA-gun fire at UAV
http://twitter.com/LuftGanza/status/719233771149664257/video/1 …
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/10-april-avdiivka-aagun-fire-at-uav- …

04-10-2016, 08:01 PM
Same procedure as every day: When the @OSCE_SMM goes to bed, Russian artillery pounds Ukraine along the entire front.
This must change!

04-10-2016, 08:19 PM
OPINION | Creating civil wars is Russian foreign policy:
http://www.stripes.com/opinion/creating-civil-wars-is-russian-foreign-policy-1.400979 …

04-11-2016, 04:49 AM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks....are still ongoing....

Again salvos from #Makiivka.

07:22 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 A bit of firing towards #Promka

07:40 [#Dokuchaevsk area] @manbad2017 Strong booms further to the south from #Berezove, a bit of small arms

64 attacks on Ukrainian positions y/day. Near Berdyanske Russian forces used 122mm artillery
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/11-april-64-attacks-on-ukrainian-positions-yesterday-near …

Yasynuvata 7:20AM
Shooting in the blockpost area.
https://twitter.com/ua_ridna_vilna/status/719382914295840768 …

04-11-2016, 04:53 AM

Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 04.08

Posted on April 10, 2016

Operational data from Information Resistance:

During the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist forces in Donbas used 122 mm D-30A howitzers and tanks, as well as small arms, various grenade launchers, and 82 and 120 mm mortars.

The enemy openly used heavy armored vehicles in the area of Avdiivka. Two militant tank groups were observed south and north of Yasynuvata junction, (a total of 12 vehicles, concentrated on a stretch from ​​”Agro-Nafta” to “Gospodar” marketplace). Six more tanks (from a backup group) gathered at camouflaged positions northeast of the 3rd district of Yasynuvata behind Lesnichestvo. Militant tanks specifically targeted buildings in the “industrial zone” from positions at the 272.2 m high ground, and from the vegetation. Apparently, militants decided to turn Avdiivka’s “industrial zone” into another Donetsk Airport – that is, to demolish all objects in the area in order to complicate the ATO forces’ defense.

Terrorists used 120 mm and 82 mm mortars from firing positions in the area of Mineralne, Yakovlivka, the destroyed bridge, and the area northwest of Kashtanove, firing on the ATO forces’ position in the Avdiivka “industrial zone” and adjacent areas. The enemy also used up to 20 rounds of 122 mm artillery.

At the same time, militants continue to reinforce their gangs operating in the area. For instance, another company (of up to 100 personnel) was transferred to the area north of Lenin St. (in the settlement of Mineralne), aboard BMP-1’s and MT-LB’s (up to 10 armored combat vehicles in total). At night-time, several terrorist infantry groups clashed with the ATO forces’s advanced units in the “industrial zone,” as well as near Ukrainian troop observation points and strongholds near the summer cottage area [of Avdiivka] and further south. On all sections, the enemy was pushed back, failing to drive a wedge into the ATO forces’ battle lines.

Simultaneously, a transfer of militants to the vicinity of Avdiivka’s “industrial zone” is being done at the cost of personnel and equipment operating in adjacent areas. Despite the fact that during the past 24 hours terrorists also initiated armed confrontations with the ATO forces’ advanced units in the area between the “Zenith” stronghold and the Butovka mine air shaft (as well as firing at Opytne, Pisky, and Vodyane), these actions, more likely, aim to create an impression of a “solid front line” in the area. The enemy’s major efforts remain concentrated on Avdiivka.

Frequency of shellings increased in the Luhansk direction of operations. In particular, terrorists fired at the advanced positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Stanytsia Luhanska and Tr’okhizbenka, from the direction of Pryshyb and the crossroads junction beyond Krasnyi Lyman. In addition to small arms, the militants used 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers.

The operational communications of the “1st DNR Army Corps” include reports about the activity of (quote) “American UAV’s” in the area of Yenakijeve, in the tactical rear of the Russian-terrorist forces, namely, in the airspace between two battalion defense areas of the “first Army Corps of the DNR” near Yenakijeve. Russian military leadership ordered investigation into these allegedly-recorded sightings of UAVs in these areas.

Following the “DNR’s” lead, the “LNR” launched a large-scale hunt for “Ukrainian spies.” The Head of the “LNR Ministry of State Security” Leonid Pasechnik declared that “NATO instructors” are training Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups at a Ukrainian Armed Forces military base in the city of Yavoriv (Lviv oblast). These DRGs are allegedly deployed to the occupied areas of Donbas, to carry out diversions and terrorist acts. Moreover, according to Pasechnik, “Ukrainian saboteurs” are being trained at “NATO centers” in Georgia. The “LNR Ministry of State Security” issued a circular to “military counterintelligence agencies,” ordering them to carry out appropriate countermeasures. As a result, several local residents were kidnapped on charges of “espionage on behalf of Ukraine,” intended for subsequent ransom exchange.

04-11-2016, 04:58 AM
Russian mercenary "altered states of reality"....

Basurin: "In downed Ukr drone was found business card of "Right sector"
LOOOL )))))))))
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EjDha_Db0c&feature=youtu.be …

04-11-2016, 09:03 AM
Russia continues to use the "Crimea style referendum" to justify her annexations.....just another term for Russian military annexation and or invasions.

Russian-occupied region of Georgia plans illegal referendum led by Kremlin and overseen by Russian army https://twitter.com/tassagency_en/status/719443531140612096 …

04-11-2016, 09:25 AM
Russia allocates almost USD 12 mln to support militants in #Ukraine 's Donbas
http://uatoday.tv/politics/russia-allocates-almost-usd-12-mln-to-support-militants-in-ukraine-s-donbas-627966.html …

04-11-2016, 10:14 AM
Ukrainians learning that political reform while fighting a war is like building a ship while you're already at sea. https://twitter.com/nolanwpeterson/status/719445831095558144 …

ATO Staff: No KIA, 3 WIA yesterday

ATO spox: Krasnoarmiysk resident surrendered to UA police over 3,5K Kalashnikov ammo found at town`s outskirts

ATO spox: UA police confiscated rocket launcher,3 grenades, TNT, over 200 ammo in Sloviansk district, Donetsk region

In Mariupol sector, Russian proxies used cannon artillery, 122mm howitzers. Snipers near Mariyinka. Mortars, IFVs used – #ATO Spokesperson
18 attacks in the Mariupol sector yesterday.....

ATO spokesperson: Mariupol sector: Militants fired over 30 artillery 122-mm shells at UA positions from occupied Sahanka

Col. Andriy Lysenko: As reported by UA mil intel, bodies of 14 KIA & 19 WIA militants were brought to Donetsk hospitals

ATO spox: About 2/3 of all yesterday enemy attacks occurred in the Donetsk sector

ATO spokesperson: Donetsk sector: the enemy was most active at the frontline Horlivka – Yasynuvata & near Avdiyivka

Col. Andriy Lysenko: Luhansk sector: Before the dawn, militants attacked UA positions near Stanytsia Luhanska

Col. Lysenko: Militants performed mortar shelling against UA positions near Svitlodarsk, Zaytseve & Mayorsk

Taras Kostanchuk: “I saw professional Russian soldiers in the Donbas”
http://euromaidanpress.com/2016/04/11/taras-kostanchuk-i-saw-professional-russian-soldiers-in-the-donbas/ …

04-11-2016, 10:34 AM
Vladimir Putin accused of forming secret 'battle groups' ready for operations in Western Europe

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is accused of forming secret 'battle groups' in western countries including Germany ready to activate at a moment's notice.

Putin expert and biographer Boris Reitschuster claims in his new book 'Putin's Hidden War' that this army of sleepers is trained in the Russian 'Systema' techniques of martial arts and knife fighting as taught to his country's special forces units.

German author Reitschuster claims to have seen the reports of a western European intelligence service detailing the covert groups spread across the continent.

'This means the Kremlin leader and ex-Intelligence Chief Putin has direct access to an elite fighter network in the West,' said popular German daily newspaper BILD ahead of the book's publication on Friday this week.

Reitschuster says the commanders of this secret army are drawn from GRU military intelligence and elite WDW airborne troops, adding; 'This fighting force in enemy territory is a mainstay in Putin's hidden war against the West.'

Earlier this year German intelligence agencies warned of Putin's plan to destabilize the country through propaganda.

Now Reitschuster says the intelligence he has seen suggests the new goals are fomenting civil unrest, distorting democratic political processes and 'conveying non-democratic ideals.'

In January the intelligence services said the Kremlin was behind a false report of a 13-year-old Russian girl called Lisa who claimed she was raped in Berlin.

Reitschuster says the commanders of this secret army are drawn from GRU military intelligence and elite WDW airborne troops, adding; 'This fighting force in enemy territory is a mainstay in Putin's hidden war against the West'

Reitschuster says the commanders of this secret army are drawn from GRU military intelligence and elite WDW airborne troops, adding; 'This fighting force in enemy territory is a mainstay in Putin's hidden war against the West'

Earlier this year German intelligence agencies warned of Putin's plan to destabilize the country through propaganda

Later she admitted she made the story up - but not before ex-pat Russians had taken to the streets and even protested outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's office.

Russian Systema self-defence schools in Germany act as 'camouflage for agent meetings,' according to Reitschuster and 'are centres for recruiting new Kremlin fighters.'

The author claims European intelligence services have identified about 300 men in the previous year Germany who are actively involved in the Systema structures. Among those who have received special training in Moscow are also soldiers, policemen, judicial employees and turncoat members of the German police and elite forces GSG 9 and KSK who are 'known' to the security services.

'These saboteurs with elite education are no negligible factor - they are targeted for crisis situations and trained to trigger unrest after assessing intelligence documents,' he added.

The Russian paramilitaries, he claimed, now hold 'real manouvres in the Swiss mountains, operate across borders and are particularly strong in Czech Republic where they mostly exercise.'

Reitschuster says the recruits, who can be activated at a moment's notice, all receive Russian passports and receive training in sabotage and handling explosives.

04-11-2016, 04:09 PM
Russian command prepares for invasion on the coast near Mariupol – Ukraine Intelligence
http://uaposition.com/latest-news/russian-command-actively-prepare-military-action-coast-mariupol-ukraine-intelligence/ …

BREAKING: Zakharchenko has threatened to capture #Mariupol in a new interview, saying he wants to fix this error.

More Russian "altered states of reality"......are they not themsleves committing war crimes and assisting a war criminal Assad...just as they are supporting the terrorist acitivities of the Russian mercenaries in eastern Ukraine....????

✔ ‎@RusMission_EU #Chizhov:Russia and the EU working fruitfully to formulate a common anti-terrorism approach

"Warmongering....and the EU" in the same sentence.....what an "altered state of reality"?????...

MFA Russia
✔ ‎@mfa_russia #Chizhov: Warmongering and scares about "Russian aggressiveness" produce detrimental effect on Russia-EU relations

04-11-2016, 04:36 PM
OSCE SMM patrols have been on the go all day thus it is extremely quiet on the Russian troop and her mercenary side today along the front line....

Let's see how this evening goes.......

04-11-2016, 04:44 PM
Ukraine intel: 14 Russian soldiers killed, 19 wounded near #Avdiyivka
http://uatoday.tv/society/ukraine-intel-14-russian-soldiers-killed-19-wounded-near-avdiyivka-628487.html …

04-11-2016, 05:40 PM
OSCE SMM patrols have been on the go all day thus it is extremely quiet on the Russian troop and her mercenary side today along the front line....

Let's see how this evening goes.......

OSCE SMM patrols are now gone since they quit foer the day at 1700 and the Russians start the evening again.....

Eastern #Ukraine: Heavy fighting around #Horlivka, usual evening/night fighting around #Donetsk City and east of #Mariupol
Mariupol - canonade can be heard from east now.

20:12 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr
#Tekstilschik: smth powerful banged far off.
#Atletik has also heard
#Severnyi: listening #Pisky dir'n, misc

20:06 #Donetsk @huyoviynovoros it's already noisy at #Pisky. Probably, it will be joylessly tonight

19:57 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ constant mortar rounds go from #Gagarina mine, red flashes towards #Yuzhna mine

19:56 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ Battle goes on with the same intensivity. Hotspots: #Gagarina mine - #mine6-7 - #Mayorsk -#Zaytseve.

19:56 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ White flashes over #Mayorsk

19:55 #Mariupol @iMariupol It's loud here again. Incoming in #Shyrokyne, like SPG / 120mm mortars...

19:54 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Even louder. One can hear loud outgoings and landings to the west

19:50 #Horlivka #Kurganka-#Zaytseve @rjpthjuljytwr [pro-RU src] ongoing battle in #Shyroka_Balka, loud tank rumbles, entire city hears them

19:40 #Donetsk @DonetskiYa #Pisky direction: something pretty heavy

19:40 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news It became softer in the west, but the battle in the north intensified. Periodically, strongly heard

18:56 [#Novomykhaylivka area] @manbad2017 #Donetsk: one can hear artillery working, approx #Abakumova area

18:26 #Horlivka #Stroitel @ahab9889 Periodic firing towards #Shyroka_Balka

18:10 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Firing southwestwards - oen can hear small arms and something heavier

16:36 #Toretsk @blessmaster And now it's not thunder, they're firing somewhere

16:35 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza Noisy towards #Butovka

16:13 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ east: thunder; northwest: mortar rounds, grenade launcher. Imitating natural phenomena?

Russian sniper killed civilian in #Maryinka pic.twitter.com/ElNbFAaAld
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/11-april-russian-sniper-killed-civilian-in-maryinka …

04-11-2016, 07:03 PM
Reference the Russian shot down of MH 17......

Military prosecutor: Captured suspect, who tried to kill #Ukraine's forensic expert on #MH17, got order from Russia http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/04/11/7105143/ …

04-11-2016, 07:04 PM
To many Russian shelling's and ground attacks reports to keep up with......but they continue at a fast pace...on track to hit between 65 and 85 tonight.....

20:40 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Shakhtarska Sq: artillery is heard periodically
#Mariupol fork: regular heavy salvos, far away

20:36 #Donetsk #Kyivskyi ds @funkermanjke Seemingly, mortars fire from #71km or #Spartak direction, smtms some heavier salvos

20:30 #Mariupol @GirkinGirkin [vk?] AGL works densely and heavy MG, smtms heavy weapons join, towards #Sakhanka tracers are seen and flashes

20:24 #Mariupol #center @n_vanilka Cannot get, what does it sound? Rumbles, wow
20:27 @tanova7 oh yeah, loudly
@n_vanilka [gunnery heard]

20:12 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr
#Tekstilschik: smth powerful banged far off.
#Atletik has also heard
#Severnyi: listening #Pisky dir'n, misc

20:13 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Very intense battle to the northwest. Loud firing
Ukraine frontlines active in several areas now - #Horlivka, #Mayorsk, #Donetsk airport, #Pisky, #Yasynuvata, #Krasnohorivka, #Shyrokino

04-12-2016, 07:11 AM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks just keep on keeping on and NOT a single comment by western leaders or Obama/Kerry..just how strange is that when a major ground war has broken out driven by Russia...?????

05:35-05:45 #Makiivka @0_san4es a series of landings at #Makiivka. A "wandering mortar" checks in again, 5sec betw/shot&blast

06:03 #Makiivka @Bogolyb7 Just the same in #Makiivka, hi Horlivka!
https://twitter.com/loogunda/status/719782011133669376 …

06:28 #Horlivka @ahab9889 Sounds loud tow/#Bessarabka, they shell since night
06:39 #Rtutny is loud too.
As I got, SA for long, now heavies

In the midst of this Russian ground offensive largely ignored by western MSM THIS happens...what is behind it as he was just appointed.....

Putin fired Boris Gryzlov from his Sec Council.
Recently Gryzlov's served as Putin's special envoy for Ukraine.
https://twitter.com/novaya_gazeta/status/719773039739670528 …
Was this due to his failure to secure #Donbas "deal"?

Avdiivka remains hottest spot: Rus's proxies made 19 attacks upon Ukr troops there. Ukr returned fire a total of 8 times - ATO press center

Well we made it over the anticipated 65-80 attacks last night....
Intensity of attacks by combined Rus-and-militant forces remains high: 79 attacks over last day (against 91 max last week) -ATO press center

Any number over 40 is full scale warfare.....not a Minsk 2 steady state "ceasefire"....which is 15-20 per day.

04-12-2016, 07:21 AM
Actually an "unusual shelling".....

Shcheglovka 8AM
Rare mortar salvos towards #Mineralne.

The ceasefire in #Avdiivka's 'Prom Zone', eastern #Ukraine. #OSCE records almost 1,000 explosions over weekend

04-12-2016, 07:22 AM
Mark Galeotti ‎@MarkGaleotti
"at once Putin’s ambassdr to Grozny + #Kadyrov’s advocate in Kremlin"
My take on Zolotov's role, in @russiamagazine
http://readrussia.com/2016/04/12/zolotov-kadyrovs-golden-roof/ …

04-12-2016, 07:29 AM

#Avdiivka - salvos.
#Horlivka - BOOMS.
#Makiivka - distant BOOMs to west.

Good morning #Ukraine!

From last night........
Makiivka 11.04.2016 at 22:54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7yavfdfArA …
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/11-april-makiivka-at-2254- …

Russia is an international nihilist. No deal, no bargain, no agreement, no accord, no contract, no treaty, no ceasefire EVER binds Russia.

04-12-2016, 07:41 AM
Those Russians... Their language would almost make you forget they are guests at NATO. Not members with equal rights https://twitter.com/MID_RF/status/719597826834083842 …

04-12-2016, 07:43 AM
Reference Russian shot down of MH17.......

Russia|n officer recognized on tape in Dutch #MH17 investigation
http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2015/04/01/russian-officer-recognized-on-tape-by-dutch-investigation-team-mh17 … via @nrc

04-12-2016, 07:47 AM
An interesting statistic....why because a large number of the Russian tanks were to have been destroyed under OSCE arms limitation agreements especially concerning armor and yet Russia failed and still fails to fulfill those OSCE agreements while the rest of Europe and the US did honor them.....Putin used the Chechen War 2 as the reason not to destroy them and then ignored all further OSCE demands...

Tanks (active and in store)

Russia: 20,800
US: 8,800
China: 7,430
Turkey: 4,900
India: 4,300
Egypt: 3,900

Land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles

US: 450
Russia: 332
China: 62
Developing: India, Pakistan, Israel

THEN factor in the Russian overage in tactical nuclear missiles in Europe.....massive overweight...

04-12-2016, 07:58 AM
SBU captured DNR spy in Mariupol, seized weapons
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/12-april-sbu-captured-dnr-spy-in-mariupol-seized-weapons …

09:01 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza The morning was 'great' at #Promka, very loud, the night passed restlessly too

08:59 #Luhansk rgn gov @tuka_george: The night in #Stanytsia_Luhanska passed quiet. Yday there were SA attacks since 10am till 1pm

04-12-2016, 10:20 AM
LNR is a banana republic," Igor Plotnitsky, a Jewish leader of the Kremlin-puppet "#Luhansk People's republic."

Another #everydaycache in #Novhorodske, Donetsk rgn @uacrisis border guards found a cache with saboteurs` armaments

occupied #Novoazovsk, #Mariupol area: RU mil bases
#1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haFo4M0fylY& …
#2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxrOyE3t4wE …

Good read on Russia's escalating wars in #Syria and #Ukraine.
Cc: Europe
http://europe.newsweek.com/putin-spring-offensive-ukraine-russia-kiev-445142 …
via @NewsweekEurope

04-12-2016, 12:25 PM
Ukraine is in the middle of a strong Russian ground offensive and then the US does exactly what.....?

U.S. limits training in Ukraine to avoid provoking Russia in the region

In 2014 Obama publicly stated..." we will judge Putin by his actions not his words"....so the US "folds out of fear" is the Obama strategy for dealing with Putin's actions......

That was the same exact Obama reasoning for not sending TOWs to the UAF....when UAF was facing over 400 Russian tanks and had virtually not ATGM defenses.....

04-12-2016, 01:39 PM
BUT WAIT...and all the NATO exercises and the 2CAR running around Eastern Ukraine has not "provoked Russia"...every time Russia wants to stop the US from doing something, anything they simply scream..."We will escalate" BUT WAIT they have escalated and escalated and escalated yet again with this latest ground offensive and the US has done again exactly what......????

AND at the same time the Russian PM openly stated last week..."Ukraine does not exist as a State".....AND that is not provoking?????

04-12-2016, 06:18 PM
Russian fighting and shelling's are ongoing this evening...practically the entire day now....

20:00 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
"#Tamanskyi has listened a series of salvos"

20:07 #Horlivka @ua_ridna_vilna #Zaytseve - ongoing battle, not hard but intense, periodic shells landings, plus, AGL, SA, large caliber

20:07 #Horlivka @ua_ridna_vilna #Mayorsk is also heard

20:36 #Avdiivka @rechnikato 2 UAVs in the sky

20:33 #Avdiivka @rechnikato Such not light landings

20:30 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 Incoming AGL... for over 5 min...

20:28 #Marinka @allex1984 Dense fire [at UA positions]
20:30 [From UA] one can see small arms fire, tracers

20:26 #Marinka @allex1984 Booms, small arms towards #boarding

20:20 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news For about 30 min they fire to the NW. SA, AGL and AA-gun

20:30 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 Incoming AGL... for over 5 min...

20:28 #Marinka @allex1984 Dense fire [at UA positions]
20:30 [From UA] one can see small arms fire, tracers

20:57 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 RU fire w/AGL, RPG, heavy MGs and SA. Firefight

20:43 #Marinka @allex1984 I think, it began everywhere. #Sovkhoz, #boarding school, settlement (#Novomarinka). Intense battle

20:53 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Still firing, one can hear heavies to the northwest
20:56 Flashes are seen towards #Mayorsk, well audibile outside

20:57 #Horlivka @ua_ridna_vilna 7 min lull, reloaded? and started over at #Zaytseve

20:57 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 RU fire w/AGL, RPG, heavy MGs and SA. Firefight

20:59 #Donetsk #Abakumova @666_mancer [fb] Listening to:
North - small arms, machine guns, booms, flashes seen
South - flashes seen

21:00 #Horlivka [pro-RU source] @Julia__JM Direction of #Zaytseve, #Holmivskyi: ongoing battle

21:09 #Horlivka @ua_ridna_vilna hard salvos started. By sound it is already hard to get #Zaytseve or #Mayorsk

21:28 #Avdiivka @VadyXaXa Seldom but heavily. Tank again?

21:22 #Toretsk @blessmaster Something has boomed loudly, ppl on the street paid attention (usually they don't care about firing)

Volunteer writes that today in #Avdiivka 1 KIA, 3 WIA Ukrainian servicemen
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/12-april-volunteer-writes-that-today-in-avdiyivka-1-kia-3 …

Separatist leader says they need a 'full scale offensive' if they want to capture #Avdeevka. #Ukraine https://twitter.com/uawire/status/719895413491429376 …

04-12-2016, 06:35 PM

Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 04.11

Posted on April 12, 2016

Operational data from Information Resistance:

During the past weekend (04.09–04.10.2016), Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas stepped up the intensity of their shelling on both ATO forces’ positions and civilian objects. Militants used small arms, mortars (82 mm and 120 mm), stand-mounted anti-personnel and anti-tank grenade launchers (AGS-17, AGS-21, SPG-9M), while in some sections, also used were tanks, armored combat vehicles and cannon artillery (mainly 122 mm). At the same time, militants are reinforcing their troops and equipment in a number of sections, which includes the transfer of heavy armor.

Terrorists actively fired mortars on Ukrainian troop positions near Avdiivka. In the same area, militants twice used a battery of 122 mm D-30A weapons on the “industrial zone:” fire came from the area beyond the Yasynuvata forest ranger station, adjusted from the area of the 251.2 m high ground north of Yasynuvata junction; four militant tanks were spotted in the vegetation at the same area.

Reinforcements arrived in Avdiivka. Photo: Armed Forces of Ukraine https://twitter.com/UaForces/status/718832302466404352
Reinforcements arrived in Avdiivka. Photo: Armed Forces of Ukraine

A group of terrorist “anti-snipers” arrived in the vicinity of Mar’inka with a mission to seek out and destroy the mythical “NATO snipers” allegedly operating in this area. When conducting this operation, a “demonstration group” of militants operated north of the “Crocodile” waste bank, while the “anti-snipers'” positions were identified on the neutral strip. A similar “anti-sniper” group of militants arrived in the vicinity of Shchastya.

During the weekend, Russian-terrorist troops significantly stepped up their activity in several sections south of Donetsk. Militants used the on-board guns of BMP-2’s and BMP-1’s near Tsentralnyy Karyer (Dokuchajevsk), in the direction of the ATO forces’ strongholds southeast of Novotroitske, and towards Berezove. In coastal areas, militants actively used 82 mm automatic mortars (“Vasilek” 2B9 or similar) and 120 mm mortars from positions north of Kominternove, near Sakhanka, and northeast of Zaichenko. The bulk of fire came down on the motorway near Shyrokyne and on the eastern outskirts of the town, and on the ATO forces’ strongholds east of Talakivka and Hnutove. Several mortar strikes were also made on the area near Vodyane.

Terrorists became more active in the “landmine war” – we observe more frequent cases of ATO transport being hit by landmines in the tactical rear of Ukrainian troops. A number of “specialized” enemy DRGs, which include highly professional sappers, are operating in several sections.

Several houses on fire in Mar'inka after Russian strikes on April 9, 2016. "View from Lenin St." Photo source: https://twitter.com/hyeva_maryinka/status/718895578718040065
Several houses on fire in Mar’inka after Russian strikes on April 9, 2016. “View from Lenin St.”
Photo source: Twitter

The actions of Ukrainian troops in the area of Yasynuvata junction have resulted in significant changes in the supply systems of the militant “Horlivka garrison” and a whole number of units that are part of the terrorist tactical group deployed east of Horlivka. At this time, militants are forced to deliver supplies along a more complicated route, via Makiivka. The enemy goes to great lengths to “preserve the secrecy” – in Makiivka, the “DNR Ministry of State Security” continues efforts to seek out “Ukrainian spies,” transfer of combat equipment and gang personnel through densely populated areas is done mostly during night-time, after curfew, most frequently by “leapfrogging,” with intermediary concentration points. At the same time, the terrorist tactical group along the Yakovlivka – Mineralne – Yasynuvata line is being considerably reinforced.

In the vicinity of Torez, militants, under the control of Russian “supervisors” and with the involvement of specialists from the Russian Federation, are close to finishing the equipping of a new command point. The work is being done in strict secrecy. According to our preliminary information, this command point will serve as the central command point of the “DNR 1st AC.”

Simultaneously in both the “DNR” and the “LNR,” rumors started circulating about an alleged large-scale “Easter offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.” According to the information being disseminated, this offensive will be carried out under pressure from the USA, so as to “ruin the bright holiday of Orthodox Easter” for the residents of the occupied areas.

04-12-2016, 07:04 PM
20:36 Intense battle at Novomarinka/ boarding school w heavy machine guns, mortars, RPGs
21:05 All same
21:44 Intensity decreased

21:30 #Marinka @allex1984 still fighting

21:38 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 battle goes on, UA seals don't spare cold lead...

Mariupol 22:13
BOOMs towards #Sartana.

Toretsk 22:20
Rumble afar, towards #Mayorsk.

Horlivka 22:26
To northwest heavy volleys, AGLs and small arms shooting.
https://twitter.com/_GivNeyt_/status/719969952237752322 …

22:13 #Hnutove area @pesekcot Heavy landings near us. So far not frequently, but pace increases. Near #Sartana, smwh in that area

Also one RU source confirms: "Heavy canonade at #Sartana" 22:25

22:12 #Marinka @AndreyIvanov369 They boom at #Sovkhoz, not frequently. we've passed through 2yr active battle

22:15 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 Intensity decreased..."nomading" AGL started, firing at civilians too, horse stables were on fire

22:24 #Toretsk @blessmaster Salvos became louder and more intense towards #Yuzhna

22:28 #Marinka UA positions @missi8111 "We closed the battle. Enemy AGL will not go anywhere, finished his ride..."

Mariupol sector spox says that #Vodyane is under 82-mm mortar fire.

04-13-2016, 04:42 AM
Horlivka 7:19AM
Strong SPG salvo from the Hluboka area.
https://twitter.com/_GivNeyt_/status/720104661819256834 …

ATO: High number (87) of RU attacks in #Donbas yesterday. The hottest was again at #Avdiivka.

04-13-2016, 04:51 AM
Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 04.12

Operational data from Information Resistance:

During the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas were active on multiple stretches along the demarcation line, mainly in the Donetsk and Mariupol directions of operation. Militants actively used small arms, grenade launchers, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, and the on-board weapons of ACVs in the shellings. No use of tanks or cannon artillery was recorded.

Militants shelled the “industrial zone” of Avdiivka from 120 mm mortars from positions southeast of Yasynuvata junction, and from heavy machine guns and AGS-17’s, from the direction of the 251.2 m high ground. Terrorists also used machine guns and grenade launchers in the vicinity of the Butovka mine ventilation shaft.

House hit by mortar strike in Avdiivka, April 9, 2016. Woman living here was killed instantly, 3 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Video by Maxim Tucker https://twitter.com/MaxRTucker/status/718890241638141952 House hit by a mortar strike in #Avdiivka. The woman living here was killed instantly. #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/KvH2HDdo4Y— Maxim Tucker (@MaxRTucker) April 9, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
House hit by mortar strike in Avdiivka, April 9, 2016. Woman living here was killed instantly, 3 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Video by Maxim Tucker

In the vicinity of Pisky, militants used 82 mm automatic mortars (“Vasilek” 2B9) from the direction of the private residences sector, south of the Volvo Center, and the DAP. In this area, we observed attempts by small enemy groups to enter the neutral zone in order to shell the ATO forces’ advanced positions (in all cases, [these groups] were met with heavy small arms fire and fell back to their original positions).

In the area of Dokuchajevsk, the ATO forces’ advanced stronghold southeast of Novotroitske was shelled by a militant BMP-2, which deployed its on-board weapons from a camouflaged position. Terrorists also used the on-board weaponry of armored combat vehicles in the vicinity of Luhanske (fire was unsighted).

The “hunt” for the mythical “NATO snipers” in the “DNR” is accompanied by an information campaign about the alleged used of “American air drones” by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The rumors circulating among the militants claim that these drones are equipped with spray dispensers of a secret virus created in the US military labs. Interestingly enough, similar rumors are being spread not only through the “DNR” terrorist units, but also among residents of the frontline areas of the occupied territory. The “DNR Ministry of State Security” is receiving messages from citizens with “reports” about such drones (in addition to the “secret virus,” citizen reports also frequently mention the syphilis agent, also allegedly being sprayed by the drones).

The “DNR” leadership wrapped up the results of the “Night City” operation conducted in Donetsk during March, aimed at seeking out and neutralizing “Ukrainian spies.” During the operation, four local citizens (including one woman) were shot and killed by militants after curfew – all four were declared “agents of the SBU and the Right Sector.” The operation was declared a success, and a decision was made to hold similar operations in other settlements, such as Makiivka, Horlivka, etc.

During the past 48 hours, some 430 tons of diesel fuel, up to 10 motor vehicles, 12 tanks, and 18 pieces of other armored equipment arrived to the “DNR” from Russia, through Ilovaisk. Five rail cars’ worth of ammunition arrived from Russia and were unloaded in Debaltseve. Also, two cisterns of gasoline arrived in Krasnodon for the needs of the “LNR.”

Manipulative Russian trolls are claiming that @NATO's meeting with #Russia is designed to betray #Ukraine. Not true.

04-13-2016, 04:59 AM
Russia may use provocateurs for bloody clampdown against #CrimeanTatars

But also east of #Mariupol is getting more active by the day: #Shyrokyne, #Vodyane, #Sartana, #Kominternove, #Talakivka

04-13-2016, 05:51 AM
Fully agree...simply because he understands he only has a window of 300 days before the next President come in and has a "different tone" than Obama....

“Putin’s Not Finished,” Warns Former Defense Official Evelyn Farkas
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/putin-s-not-finished-warns-former-defense-official-evelyn-farkas#.Vw3bWmvSxlg.twitter …

For those who think "Novorossiya" is no longer used as a concept or a flag...
https://twitter.com/nnr_news/status/720111834666283008 …

04-13-2016, 06:03 AM
Russia sends 12 tanks & 18 armoured vehicles through #Ilovaysk, 5 tons of munition via #Debaltseve railway stations https://twitter.com/newsdaily_ukr/status/720101001341050881 …

Shakhtarsk @hy_shahtar Has it something tracked clattered at 22:00-22:10? Half town heard, but where from?

08:43 #Donetsk #Kalininskyi @DoneckiiPatriot ~05:30 one could hear loud single heavy salvos. The sound came from #Yasynuvata #GAI_post dir'n

04-13-2016, 06:08 AM
Journo @PLnewstoday visits "DPR" training ground near #Ilovaisk,films Russian army equipment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQQypqg-eXk …

04-13-2016, 06:21 AM
NOW Obama/Kerry/Nuland, Hollande, Merkel cannot argue they did not know the Russians were attempting to attack deeper into Ukraine territory and far past the Minsk 2 front line...........

This time, no one can say "we didn't know" when the (pro-)Russians push deeper once again...
http://uawire.org/news/separatists-we-are-in-a-tough-situation-in-avdiivka …

Alexander Khodakovsky, the commander of the separatist Vostok battalion, says that in many ways the fighting in the Avdiivka industrial zone can be compared to the battle for the Donetsk Airport*, though the current situation is unique.

"The strategic difference between the fight in Avdiivka and the Airport is that then we had to only even the curve of the front in a more favorable way for us. We had to push the enemy further from the city," Khodakovsky wrote on his LiveJournal page.

"Here, on the other hand, our movement deeper into the Avdiivka industrial zone can lead to our units being dragged into an encirclement. So to be successful and avoid being cut off from our troops we have to push the enemy on all other directions of the front line. This is possible only with a full scale offensive,“ the separatist commander noted.

“Now in the Avdiivka industrial zone we are in stalemate situation with the Ukrainians. This is a situation when a rapid movement of each side deeper into the other's territory can lead to encirclement.”

He noted that the Avdiivka industrial zone has some wooded areas, cottages and some taller industrial buildings. Most of these building are situated closer to Avdiivka, and they are under the direct control of the Ukrainian forces. “From there [these industrial buildings], they [the Ukrainians] have a great visibility of the terrain. They are effective in bringing down mortar and sniper fire on our positions."

Alexander Khodakovsky worked at the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) but defected at the beginning of the conflict in the Donbas. He became a prominent separatist commander and the founder of the Vostok Battalion. He vehemently supports the annexation of the Donbas by Russia.

*The Donetsk Airport is where the heaviest fighting took place last year between Ukrainian forces and the pro-Russian separatists

04-13-2016, 06:32 AM
In the current Putin political warfare war with the US he is using non linear warfare to achieve the following three critical Putin geo political goals before the next US election....... Putin is getting there is large strides supported by virtually no counter actions by Obama...

Remember non linear warfare is a full one step under actual warfare thus the West will resist actually going to full scale war over say Syria and or Ukraine.....as it is "not in their interests"......

It is as if Obama wants Putin to be successful and the question is again WHY???

Putin's three geo political goals:

1. damage and discredit NATO
2. damage and discredit EU
3. completely disconnect the US from Europe and the US

Thus allowing full Russian sphere of influence over Europe and the ME thus the so called "new Yalta 2.0" that Putin and his FM have been talking about since 2008 through last week.

This is in German but virtually states the same thing above....AND I have been saying this since Crimea here at SWJ.....Putin is just about there in achieving these three goals.....

BAKS-Prsident Karl-Heinz Kamp im ungewhnlich offenen @BILD-Interview mit F. Solms-Laubach.

04-13-2016, 04:30 PM
Dozens of (pro-)#Russian BMP and MT-LB on the move in occupied #Donetsk oblast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biOaBLI4fqk …

Another 8 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in (pro-)#Russian attacks across occupied #Donbas yesterday.

04-13-2016, 06:11 PM
Russia's persecution of Crimean Tatars reaches a new high after it bans the Crimean Tatar legislative body (Mejlis)
http://uatoday.tv/politics/russian-appointed-prosecutor-poklonskaya-suspends-crimean-tatar-mejlis-630326.html …

Many Potential Donbass-Like Field Commanders Across Former Soviet Space, Study Warns
http://www.interpretermag.com/kremlin-said-organizing-secret-military-units-in-germany-other-western-countries/#13321 …

Russian armed forces opened fire 32 times upon UA troop positions in the #warzone in E #Ukraine since 00:00AM

Latest,12/04: high No. of explosions and gunfire in #Donetsk reg; weapons absent from storage sites & holding areas
http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/233161 …

Militants are sure #Slovyansk will be under their control again.

04-13-2016, 06:19 PM
Colonel Andriy Lysenko: Militants take a UN mission representative hostage
http://uacrisis.org/42073-andrij-lisenko-197 …

04-13-2016, 06:25 PM
This isn't some silly conspiracy:

https://news.vice.com/video/silencing-dissent-in-russia-putins-propaganda-machine-full-length?utm_source=vicenewsfb …

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/02/putin-kremlin-inside-russian-troll-house …

http://m.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/russias-online-comment-propaganda-army/280432/ …

Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America
The adventures of Russian agents like The Ghost of Marius the Giraffe, Gay Turtle, and Ass — exposed for the first time.


04-13-2016, 06:46 PM
Seems Russia has forgotten Crimea and eastern Ukraine......

MFA Russia
✔ ‎@mfa_russia #Zakharova: Moscow believes inappropriate to set any sort of conditions for Russia to return to the #G8 format

04-13-2016, 06:59 PM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks are progressing as a normal Russian ground offensive.......

20:38 #Donetsk @don_banderovka I can see landings. Hell, great hell

20:39 #Donetsk #Topaz @cranovschik we are listening to the salvos with variuos intensity, +bursts of heavy MG to the west - southwest, dully

20:41 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer #Avdiivka direction started to rumble

20:41 #Donetsk @666_mancer [fb?] #Pisky - dense battle, arty works, SA and mortars
@huyoviynovoros no artillery so far

20:47 #Donetsk @old_dn #Pisky: noisy

20:45 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr
#Durna_Balka can hear rumble
#railway station: already stronger and heavy ones
#Tamanskyi: salvos are louder

20:50 #Donetsk @tov_sobakin [ok.ru]
#Oktyabrskyi: hell
#Azotnyi: those daemons became enraged,loud indoors
#Mayak: very loud,TV doesn't help

20:59 #DOnetsk #Kyviskyi ds @AlfaNubovsky N&NW rumble with no lull, where all they go? [=outgoings]

21:09 #Avdiivka @owl_ok 'radical' combat towards #Pisky

21:06 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb?]
#Mahistralnyi, #Slovatska, #Azotnyi: very loudly
"Dull blasts of 122mm towards #airport,

21:12 #Donetsk @war_explorer constant shooting towards #Yakovlivka, #Mineralne, #Makiivka. No heavy outgoings from here so far

04-13-2016, 07:03 PM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks are progressing as a normal Russian ground offensive.......

20:38 #Donetsk @don_banderovka I can see landings. Hell, great hell

20:39 #Donetsk #Topaz @cranovschik we are listening to the salvos with variuos intensity, +bursts of heavy MG to the west - southwest, dully

20:41 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer #Avdiivka direction started to rumble

20:41 #Donetsk @666_mancer [fb?] #Pisky - dense battle, arty works, SA and mortars
@huyoviynovoros no artillery so far

20:47 #Donetsk @old_dn #Pisky: noisy

20:45 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr
#Durna_Balka can hear rumble
#railway station: already stronger and heavy ones
#Tamanskyi: salvos are louder

20:50 #Donetsk @tov_sobakin [ok.ru]
#Oktyabrskyi: hell
#Azotnyi: those daemons became enraged,loud indoors
#Mayak: very loud,TV doesn't help

20:59 #DOnetsk #Kyviskyi ds @AlfaNubovsky N&NW rumble with no lull, where all they go? [=outgoings]

21:09 #Avdiivka @owl_ok 'radical' combat towards #Pisky

21:06 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb?]
#Mahistralnyi, #Slovatska, #Azotnyi: very loudly
"Dull blasts of 122mm towards #airport,

21:12 #Donetsk @war_explorer constant shooting towards #Yakovlivka, #Mineralne, #Makiivka. No heavy outgoings from here so far

The latest bloody fighting in eastern Ukraine shows that talk of a “frozen conflict” is premature.

Ukraine’s Meat Grinder Is Back in Business
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/12/ukraines-meat-grinder-is-back-in-business/ …

21:50 #Toretsk @blessmaster Noisy towards #Yuzhna mine, lots of small arms

21:49 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Very active ongoing battle to the west. One can hear small arms, AA-gun and smth heavy

21:48 #Donetsk #Schetinina @DoneckiiPatriot multiple distant salvos are heard and like AA-gun started to work

21:47 #Donetsk-#Makiivka @Shymanovski Firing in not ceasing

21:54 #Donetsk [pro-RU source] @idinmor for ~15min I am listening some MLRS, but now cannot get, which one, call it Katyusha for myself

22:05 #Makiivka, Sovetskyi ds - "Hear incoming, intense. Presumably mortars towards #Yasinuvata." https://twitter.com/GirkinGirkin/status/720327777765830656 …

21:43 #Horlivka @gipsogolovij Heavy weapons rumble, far and strongly

21:45 #Makiivka #Gvardeyka @vuiko65 Intense battle sounds reach us fr/#Butovka mine, #Yasynuvata jusnction, since SA to very largeones...

21:51 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Severnyi, #Shakhtarska: sounds very loudly, intensively
21:40 #Vetka: loudly audible, making us anxious

"...the fighting has escalated as the battle for Avdiyivka intensifies."

21:54 #Donetsk [pro-RU source] @idinmor for ~15min I am listening some MLRS, but now cannot get, which one, call it Katyusha for myself

22:05 #Makiivka, Sovetskyi ds - "Hear incoming, intense. Presumably mortars towards #Yasinuvata."

21:54 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer #Verkhnyotoretske - everything is serious

22:00 #Horlivka @gipsogolovij artillery is shelling seriously, I heard few landings, all happens far off, but powerfully

Toretsk 22:28
"Assault rifles stopped, arillery activated, lots of landings and dense."
https://twitter.com/blessmaster/status/720332799182446592 …

21:50 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
"#Putilovka: AAS in real earnest, plus SA"
"Yes, those are Grads, at Severnyi we can see and hear them"

21:50 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] "To the NW smoke raises, can see from my balcony"
"#Rozy_Luksemburg has listened loads[=series], Grads?"

21:54 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer #Verkhnyotoretske - everything is serious

04-13-2016, 07:08 PM
There's that crazy Russian/DNR depot in S. Donetsk again...140+ military vehicles. Doubt they're all there anymore.

New RU camp on 2.21.15 map. SE of Kuybeshevo. First new one I've seen post-summer 2014. Helicopter!!

Major RU Mil. camp on UA border, Feb. 21st '15. Completely gone by March 3rd '15. 47°46'37.51"N, 38°58'17.34"E.

Quick count of Kuyb. RU Base: 37 tents, 9 armored v., 105 heavy trucks, 1 Helo, 19 Artillery pieces.

One more part of the Kuybyshevo Base, 2KM NW of main base. 2.21.15 map.
47°47'58.70"N, 38°57'49.89"E

Location of staging base in relation to UA-RU border.
47°46'56.25"N, 38°59'17.74"E.
Camp not present on 10.5.14.

04-13-2016, 07:33 PM
Roman Lyagin, who headed the "DPR" election commission, apparently went missing after being fired yesterday http://www.novorosinform.org/news/id/50987

ROMAN BURKO: Mercenaries in Donbas revealed by a former deputy head of the FSB...

04-13-2016, 07:53 PM
Khartsyzk 2 tank convoys, 1 from #IIlovaysk, 2nd by #Zuhres, 10-12 units, either tow. #Makiivka, or to Khanzhenkovo https://twitter.com/666_mancer/status/720334853732847616 …

Horlivka 22:30
Shootout towards Batmanovka.

22:08 #Yasynuvata @GirkinGirkin [vk?] battle is closer to #Krasnyi_Partyzan

Donetsk 22:46
Petrovka - Heavy salvos continue unabated.
https://twitter.com/Don_Riccio/status/720337358961266688 …

22:14 #Horlivka #Stroitel @ahab9889 seems, they apply everything they have, just heavy weapon not heard, flashes tow/#reservoir-#Ozeryanivka

22:25 #Shakhtarsk @hy_shahtar Hardware on move. Noise heard in half town
22:40 I can just hear it, but it moves away like westwards

04-14-2016, 04:54 AM
UNIAN: OSCE reports 'Cargo 200' van heading from Donbas for Russia: The OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian c...

Cargo 200 is a truck carrying KIAs back to Russia.

04-14-2016, 04:57 AM
ATO: 80 attacks by RU forces in #Donbas yesterday, #Optyne was under fire from 152-mm artillery, mortars of various calibers and BMPs.

04-14-2016, 09:33 AM
EU Mythbusters
✔ ‎@EUvsDisinfo Kremlin-funded non-state actors as a TOOL of foreign policy. Read @ChathamHouse paper:

ATO Press Center reports Ru forces shell civilians in occupied #Mineralne & #Yakovlivka in hopes to blame Ukr forces

04-14-2016, 09:51 AM
ATO spox: Mariupol sector: Hotspot – Maryinka, where enemy snipers were active; enemy shelled UA positions near Novohnativka & Vodiane

Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk: As reported by UA mil intel, recently, another militant was killed & 3 more wounded near Avdiyivka

Col. Motuzyanyk: Yesterday, militants were active all across the frontline in the Donetsk sector

ATO spokesperson: Donetsk sector: enemy fired at UA positions over 150 mortar mines & 20 artillery shells

Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk: Luhansk sector: Militants were active near Triohizbenka & Zolote

04-14-2016, 09:53 AM
Situation in the ATO area
(Updated daily, in English)

UAF Department of Intelligence update.......

04-14-2016, 11:22 AM
Foreign Policy
✔ ‎@ForeignPolicy A new report maps how the Kremlin uses bikers, militias, and state media to stir up conflict on its borders.

04-14-2016, 12:01 PM
Russian helicopters in Lithuanian skies – border guard service
http://uatoday.tv/politics/russian-helicopters-in-lithuanian-skies-border-guard-service-630770.html …

On Ap 12, 3 Russian #military helicopters on very low altitude violated #Lithuania airspace, weren't seen by radars.
http://ru.delfi.lt/news/live/rossijskie-vertolety-zaletali-na-territoriyu-litvy.d?id=70984944 …

04-14-2016, 12:15 PM
Putin: "There will be no active battle actions will be in Donbas" via @lifenews_ru
So they are planned, ok.

Simple Putin Orwellian "doublespeak"......say one thing but mean the direct opposite....so no battle actions means in reality battle actions.....

04-14-2016, 12:30 PM
One Ukrainian serviceman killed, One wounded in mil. hostilities over past 24 hours. All casualties incurred in Donetsk sector
– #ATO Spox

Marinka @hyeva_maryinka [vk]
10:55 periodic shooting&booms
12:00 quiet
13:53 a strong boom
13:56 once more
14:11 smtms booms&SA
14:50 quiet

04-14-2016, 05:02 PM
Russian tanks in Alchevs'k
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/14-april-russian-tanks-in-alchevsk … pic.twitter.com/SeVmDtKJiU

04-14-2016, 05:02 PM
50 ceasefire violations before 6 pm today, situation tends to escalate. #Ukraine Army is ready to do anything necessary. We are on a pace to hit between 80-90 attacks for today

20:18 #Lutuhyne, #Luhansk rgn @LutuginskyRayon The range rumbles non stop, again illuminating flares

20:07 east #Horlivka @UA_Horlivka_ We heard them here too

19:40 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb?] #Putilovka: battle started pretty close. Probably #Oktyabrskyi

19:22 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ ongoing mortar rounds from the area of the #mine19-20 towards #Yuzhna mine - #Toretsk outskirts

19:21 #Donetsk @levzeja in the morning asphalt on #Illicha and #Sechenova was densely cracked with the traces of tracked vehicles

19:15 #Makiivka @VasyaMakeevskiy one can hear frequent salvos towards #Mineralne, heavy MGs bursts too

Krasnohorivka @hyeva_maryinka [vk]
18:40 booms reach us
19:00 it booms to the east

19:09 #Horlivka @gipsogolovij War became noisy far from city's #center...

18:56 #Donetsk @relictDon one can hear salvos westwards

19:17 #Makiivka #Vostochnyi @zusamelena ...since 19:00 one can hear periodic strong salvos, directions - N&NW

Marinka @hyeva_maryinka [vk]
17:00 no change, no perfect silence
18:24 a loud boom

19:10 #Donetsk #Gladkovka @Dniproazotec it is periodically noisy towards the #airport

18:54 #Donetsk #Petrovka @_Befana sounds loud. salvos westwards, heavy and small arms

17:35 #Donetsk @nixer79 4 trucks w/troops and 2 Ural trucks w/ammo along #Panfilova towards #Smolyanka

18:44 #Stakhanov @DNSRRSTRTS An explosion, even panes vibrated

18:38 #Donetsk @ropogckou Yes, it has rumbles strongly 2 times, #Abakumova direction - 18:15 & 18:20

18:25 #Makiivka #Vostochnyi @rjpthjuljytwr [forum] Listened to several salvos coming from the west

18:54 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] "#Bilyi_Lebed: Outside one can hear gunnery well"
"#Druzhba: cannonade, supposedly southwest"

04-14-2016, 05:33 PM
Russian MFA has been info complaining that the social media open source bellingcat has been issuing fake examples in their blaming Russia for the shot down of MH17

bellingcat then challenged Russian MFA via a open letter to provide a single example of a so called fake report from bellingcat.

Amazing that social media now can drive the Russian MFA to respond to an open letter......

Russian MFA responded......
The Russian MFA replied to the @bellingcat letter asking for even 1 specific example to prove that we make fakes
Not even 1 example given :(

04-14-2016, 06:43 PM
20:40 #Donetsk #Kyivskyi @funkermanjke tow/#airport&#Spartak - SA, AGL, RPG, mortars, probably tank, sometimes heavies tow/#Yakovlivka

It looks like they are hunting for UAVs over #Yasynuvata, 2 explosions seen in the sky.
https://twitter.com/l_vinchenso/status/720682382047735809 …

Donetsk 22:27
"Scheglovka - Battle towards the airport, when louder, when quieter, almost continuously."

21:20 #Yasynuvata @l_vinchenso [vk] UAV was shot down w/AAS, fell down in bakery area
[maybe just usual evening pointless AA-gun fire]

Towards #Avdiivka rumbles already since 20 minutes.
https://twitter.com/subwayriwer/status/720681708836794370 …

Donetsk 21:45
Battle in #Pisky area (Volvo center), assault rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers.

21:46 #Donetsk @AkaDON12 so far battle between #Pisky and #aitport, for now AK, PKT, KPVT, smtms mortars, not intensively.

04-14-2016, 06:44 PM
Eliot Higgins ‎@EliotHiggins
It would be obviously hugely interesting to the public if @mfa_russia had evidence of the JIT using fakes & creating "quasi-evidence" #MH17

04-15-2016, 06:46 AM
Putin claims Russian Foreign Policy is totally "peaceful"..........

BUT WAIT then why is this S300 advanced AD system sitting INSIDE Ukraine???

Russian S300 Air Defence System spotted INSIDE Ukraine on 27-2-2015 image in Google Earth @ 48.35072,38.29956

Looking for a support and or defense set of vehicles now as they should be close by.

THIS is an extremely important discovery as it now pushes a Russian military A2AD bubble deeper into the NATO members Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovenia basically Russia at will can even threaten commercial air traffic if they so desired as a threat.

Now Russia has a complete A2AD bubble capacity deep into virtually all NATO members bordering Russia from the Baltics to the Turkish border.....AND not a word has been even said by NATO????

04-15-2016, 07:10 AM
Hug: people I met in Zhovanka, Zaitseve, Kominternove keep telling us that as soon as the SMM patrols leave their areas – shelling resumes

Hug: Just yest in Donetsk reg SMM recorded total of 4’372 ceasefire viol, reflecting sharp increase in fighting in Avdiivka/Yasynuvata area

Hug: On 8April SMM recorded 979 undetermined explosions & multiple bursts of small-arms & heavy-machine-gun fire in Yanynuvata/Avdiivka area

The SMM’s freedom of movement is increasingly restricted; several violent incidents affecting SMM took place - Hug

04-15-2016, 07:19 AM
(Pro-)#Russian forces violated the #Minsk ceasefire 104 time yesterday, also using 120 mm mortars and BMPs.

There is now a full scale Russian ground offensive underway and the entire western MSM and virtually ALL of the western leaders especially Obama SAY not a single word...just how strange is that????

Also the #LNR army trained an offensive today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RSHL4Maws …

Novorossiya" forces training the #Kalmius transition today?!..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbF4rKaFMmA …

See the title of the "Novorossiya training video".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRn4ESUYKIc …

According to this German Pro-Russian (idiot), NATO air strikes destroyed Donetsk airport ...

04-15-2016, 07:25 AM
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

"Good men" have largely overslept 2016 so far.

04-15-2016, 11:40 AM
#RussianArmy P-330 ECM near #Yasynuvata at the front in eastern #Ukraine.

A Russian military "Zhytel" jamming station is located in Makiyivka, #Ukraine
https://informnapalm.org/en/russian-r-330zh-zhytel-jamming-station-dislocation-is-found/ …

RU R-330Zh Zhitel pic.twitter.com/0oLTa1CdWb
@ropogckou I saw such thing or kind of at #Mirnyi, #117B #Kuprina

Russian troops violated cease-fire 104 times yesterday. 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and 3 soldiers was wounded.

04-15-2016, 11:48 AM
US tones towards Russia are finally getting a little "harder"...

John Kerry: US could have shot down Russian jet that buzzed destroyer
https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-could-shot-down-russian-jet-buzzed-destroyer-101637773.html …

.@poroshenko "Now in ATO zone, 69000 UA troops are concentrated"

04-15-2016, 05:04 PM
Intelligence Summary of the UAF Department of Intelligence......

Situation in the ATO area as of April 15, 2016

During twenty-four hours, the adversary has increased the intensity of fire influence on the units of ATO forces. The enemy shelled 104 times from small arms, grenade launchers, antiaircraft mounts ZU-32-2, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-1, 122-mm artillery systems, 82 and 120-mm mortars. The attacks were, as follows: two attacks – Krymske, Zolote (Sieverodonetsk direction); 22 attacks - Luhanske, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Kirovske, Leninske (Slovyansk direction); 72 attacks – Verkhniotoretske, Avdiyivka, Opytne, Butovka mine, Pisky, Nevelske, Maryinka (Donetsk direction); six attacks – Berezove, Novotroitske, Bohdanivka (Volnovakha direction); two attacks – Shyrokyne (Mariupol direction).

The adversary preserves the most significant activity in Donetsk direction.

In the area of Avdiyivka, the situation is, as follows:

attempts to force the ATO troops out from their positions in the industrial area by intense attacks from small arms, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and 82-mm mortars were made;

a rotation of the personnel of the advanced units of the 11th separate motorized rifle regiment (Makiyivka) of the Russian Armed Forces 1st AC (Donetsk) from the Task Force deployed in the area of Yasynuvata was performed.

The concentration of units, weapons and military equipment of the enemy is confirmed in the rayons of the following towns:

Makiyivka (northern outskirts) and Yasynivka – firing positions for 122-mm self-propelled artillery "Hvozdyka";

Yasynuvata: units of the 100th separate motorized rifle brigade (Donetsk), separate assault battalion (Makiyivka) and 11th sep MR regt of the 1st AC of the Russian Armed Forces (about 400 people of personnel, four tanks, four self-propelled artillery, eight combat armored vehicles, seven 122- mm MLRS "Hrad", six anti-aircraft installations ZU-23-2).

In the area of Donetsk, the situation is, as follows:

reconnaissance of the front edge of defense of ATO forces was enhanced. It was established that separate electronic warfare company (Donetsk) of the 1st AC of the Russian Armed Forces daily uses electronic warfare system "Leer-3" in the southern and western outskirts of the city. Three enemy sabotage reconnaissance groups carried out raids to the area of Krasnohorivka;

rotation / reinforcement activities of the advanced units. A tank platoon of the 100th sep MR bde (Donetsk) was moved to the area of Trudivske.

During the day, the enemy casualties near the areas of Donetsk, Avdiyivka and Zaitsevo comprised four dead and nine wounded Russian service men from the 11th sep MR regt (Makiyivka), 3rd (Horlivka) and 100th (Donetsk) sep MR bde of the 1st AC of the Russian Armed Forces.

Under the attempt to seize a strong point of the ATO forces, as a result of fire in response and consequently to the undermining of ammunition of two mobile mortar detachments in the area of Molodizhne, five servicemen of the 6th separate motorized rifle regiment (Stakhanov) of the Russian Armed Forces 2nd AC (Luhansk)died and seven were injured.

Other facts of ammunition and POL supplies from the territory of Russia for the needs of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) AC of the Russian Armed Forces were recorded. They were delivered to the following destinations:

Khartsyzsk – echelon with ammunition (80 tons) and POL (more than 120 tons);

Rovenky – POL echelon (320 tons).

The Ukrainian side informed the representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine about the presence of 122-mm MLRS "Hrad", self-propelled artillery and tanks in the areas of Vesela Hora, Karlo-Marksove, Manuilivka and Kuznetsi.

Despite the numerous inspections, the morale of the personnel of the 2nd AC of the Russian Armed Forces remains low. On April 12, 2016, while unloading the ammunition, the service men of the 6th sep MR regt caused a fight with shooting with service men of the 2nd separate motorized rifle brigade (Luhansk), which resulted in the injury of the officer of the 2nd sep MR bde.

The dissatisfaction of the population in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas by the presence and actions of the Russian occupation troops grows. On April 13, 2016, in Stakhanov, two Russian service men of the 6th sep MR regt of the 2nd AC of AF RF made an attempt of an armed robbery of a local citizen, but they received a fitting rebuff. As a result of the incident, one service mea was taken to the local hospital with a leg gunshot wound, and the other was delivered with a broken hand.

As for the conducting of the integrated air reconnaissance and attack operation in the Black Sea region by the Russian Armed Forces on the eve of the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council

On the eve of the NATO-Russia Council at the ambassadorial level (planned for April 20, 2016, in Brussels), in the course of which it is planned to discuss, among other questions, the issues of transparency of relationships and reduction of risks of incidents, the Russian Federation demonstrates the determination of intentions to use military force to prevent the deployment of NATO Navy grouping in the Black Sea. On April 14, 2016, in the airspace of Krasnodar oblast and the Black Sea, the Air and Space Forces and the Aviation of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Armed Forces worked out the elements of the integrated air reconnaissance and attack operation to block the Black Sea straits. The measures involved:

reconnaissance aircraft Su-24MR (Marynovka) –conducted reconnaissance and verification of objects of the imaginary enemy in the south-western part of the Black Sea (the naval base infrastructure location and deployment of ships);

airborne warning and control aircraft A-50U (Yeisk) – performed duties in the airspace of the central part of the Black Sea and controlled actions of the Aviation;

two strategic bombers Tu-160 of the 22nd heavy bomber aviation division (Enhels, Saratov oblast) –worked out the tasks of (simulated) rocket attack on the Bosporus strait area in the airspace of Krasnodar oblast;

five Su-24M from the 43rd separate marine assault aviation regiment (Saki) of the Naval Aviation of the Russian Black Sea – in the airspace of the south-western part of the Black Sea worked out the maneuvers of blocking (figuratively) military and naval bases of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.

04-15-2016, 05:17 PM
Ukrainians with Turkish background return to their roots
http://uatoday.tv/politics/ukrainians-with-turkish-background-return-to-their-roots-631767.html …

U.S. Mission to OSCE
✔ ‎@usosce Not only have combined #Russia-separatist forces obstructed OSCE monitors in #Ukraine, they’ve attacked them too > http://1.usa.gov/1Yv2WRv

Vadym Skybytskyi: UA military intel recorded among militants wide use of modern RU radioelectronic means of warfare http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/15-april-vadym-skybytskyi-ua-military-intelligence-recorded …

Russian artillery at Donbass
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/15-april-russian-artillery-at-donbass …

04-15-2016, 06:13 PM
Russian shelling's and ground attacks are on.......pace is a little slower than yesterday at the same time....attacks may come in around 70-85 tonight......suddenly pace is picking up.....

22:06 #Donetsk @062_Region It looks like there is battle at #Yasynuvata #GAI_post and #Promka - it rumbles there

21:51 #Donetsk @2Perekat 15 pieces of tracked vehicles passed #Proletarskyi along #bypass from the south tow/#Yasynuvata

21:45 #Yasynuvata @GirkinGirkin [vk?] #GAI_post-#Promka: battle goes on

21:40 #Avdiivka @VadyXaXa Night show has started [=gunnery heard]

21:29 #Donetsk @lyusi71 First shooting аrom #Petrovka, and now salvos, probably at #Marinka

21:38 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 towards #Promka mortar shells have been landed

21:03 #Donetsk @laokoon821 Dull powerful landings of smth heavy towards #Trudovski

20:59 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza So far, [UA] AA-gun has been working, but not at the sky

20:53 #Marinka @AndreyIvanov369 small arms don't cease, more frequent booms

20:27 #Yasynuvata @GirkinGirkin [vk?] "It is loud and bright towards #GAI_post"

20:35 #Avdiivka @owl_ok Seemingly, they attack #Promka with mortar shells

20:34 #Donetsk @relictDon W/SW: far strong salvos

20:35 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza
It's very noisy, time to get drunk?

20:33 #Novhorodske @subwayriwer It seems, there is just fxxxxxxxup. "With hail and lightnings". #Promka?

20:33 #Avdiivka @bamr69 It seems, hell is beginning at #Promka. Heavies land non stop...

20:29 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 It began to the southeast. Artillery, AA-guns. Flashes in the sky towards #Makiivka #bypass.

20:30 #Avdiivka @VadyXaXa the battle goes increasingly

20:28 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Firing started to the N/NW. About 15 min ago there were few heavy shots

20:28 #Donetsk #Petrovskyi @_Befana The west sounds loudly, small arms and heavies

20:20 #Marinka @AndreyIvanov369 small arms and sometimes booms

20:23 #Avdiivka @VadyXaXa abnormal shooting is heard [even being] at #Khimik, not to mention that artillery

20:09 #Horlivka @gipsogolovij "Orcs became noisy 1 hour later today. And ceased at once

19:50 #Donetsk @tov_sobakin [ok.ru]
"It is audible at #Vetka"
"#Putilovka: the evening becomes not that boring, it's audible"

19:50 #Makiivka @tov_sobakin [ok.ru]
#Vostochnyi: listening pretty loudly.
#Gvardeyka: one can hear the "warm-up", damn it

19:49 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza Noisy around

04-15-2016, 06:20 PM
Russia should "not for a moment underestimate our resolve to defend our NATO members" says Germany's def min http://russia.liveuamap.com/en/2016/15-april-russia-should-not-for-a-moment-underestimate-our

LT Parliament: Russia’s armed forces actions in Ukraine to be recognized as an open aggression, defined in UN res. of 1974 and UN Charter

Lithuania ex-PM @AndriusKubilius: Talking on Elections in Donbas is absurdity. EU doesnt realize the Russia danger.

04-15-2016, 06:43 PM
Filmed from #Donetsk towards #Avdeevka this evening. Explosions, tracers, war:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ4bXMFWYGI …

#Donetsk @LifeInDonetsk This evening on north Donetsk outskirts, view on #Promka direction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ4bXMFWYGI …

Russia starts recon, strike drills in Black Sea ahead of NATO-Russia meeting – Ukraine Intel
http://uatoday.tv/news/russia-starts-recon-strike-drills-in-black-sea-ahead-of-nato-russia-meeting-ukraine-intel-631893.html …

Militants less active today, fired mortars on Avdiivka, Berezove, Taramchuk, - ATO pres

Latest piece by @nolanwpeterson - The American talking on Ukraine.
http://dailysignal.com/2016/04/14/panama-papers-and-political-turmoil-deal-ukraine-a-reality-check/ …

Most severe fighting for #Avdeevka tonight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ4bXMFWYGI …

Colonel Andriy Lysenko: Firefight takes place in the vicinity of Novotroitske and Dokuchaevsk
http://uacrisis.org/42156-andrij-lisenko-198 …

04-16-2016, 06:13 AM
One has to start seriously questioning the German commitment to Minsk 2...Germany has been pushing to go straight to elections or the political track in Minsk 2 WITHOUT significant security steps ALSO contained in Minsk 2 being implemented...

Ukraine heroically maintains a one-sided ceasefire. Russia attacks Europe relentlessly. Germany snipes at Ukraine:
https://twitter.com/GermanyDiplo/status/720619392913027072 …

Seems that Germany has not been reading the battle reports coming out of the eastern front combat line.......
Ukraine positions in #Avdeevka are under 82-mm and 120-mm mortars fire since hours
https://www.facebook.com/kabakaevsemen/posts/1605583053096112 …
Via @Guderian_Xaba

04-16-2016, 06:15 AM
The secret US army study that targets Moscow
http://www.politico.eu/article/the-secret-us-army-study-that-targets-moscow/ …

Horlivka, drone images posted on Apr14 (captions translated), source:
https://www.facebook.com/Victory.Sisters.foundation/posts/1364469310245881 …

Russian info warriors are having a hard time keeping up with Ukraine politics.....
Russian Propaganda Media at its best. First Kiev was taken by Nazi Fascist Junta. Now by Jews? https://twitter.com/mhmck/status/720820634503094272 …

04-16-2016, 10:53 AM
Meanwhile in #Ukraine, truce kills more than war: dozens killed in the heaviest fighting in #Donbass since August.

Russian proxies attack #Ukraine troops 61 times in last day
http://uatoday.tv/news/russian-proxies-attack-ukraine-troops-61-times-in-last-day-632202.html …

BREAKING: Poland's foreign minister says #Russia is 'more dangerous than ISIS' —

Russian observers make OSCE mission to Ukraine absurd. Appeasement makes it toothless
http://bunews.com.ua/politics/item/former-ukraine-observer-osce-mission-undermined-by-russian-observers-and-western-appeasement-mentality …

Emerging hotspot: fighting intensifying around #Dokuchajevsk and it's limestone and dolomite pits @Liveuamap

Banning Mejlis is violation of Crimean Tatars' rights - EU
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/338055.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …

04-16-2016, 11:05 AM
Maxim Tucker ‎@MaxRTucker
The war is back on in #Ukraine. Battle at #Avdiivka more intense than ever... Just static and unreported.

WHY is it so underreported by western MSM and largely ignored by every Western leader especially Obama and Kerry......

04-16-2016, 11:09 AM
No longer sure Russian commenters, Putin and his FM are even on the planet Earth.....

Russia calls #NATO's #Europe military buildup 'absolutely unjustified'
http://uatoday.tv/politics/ibt-russia-calls-nato-s-europe-military-buildup-absolutely-unjustified-ahead-of-first-meeting-since-ukraine-conflict-632172.html …

Seems everyone else definitively believes it is needed...ALL except Russia....

OSCE reports make it clear that the majority of ceasefire violations are coming from Russian-separatist forces.
AND this is not "absolutely unjustified?"

#Polish Minister Says Russia Is More Dangerous Than Islamic State
http://www.rferl.org/content/polish-minister-says-russia-more-dangerous-than-islamic-state/27677667.html …

04-16-2016, 11:43 AM
Reference Russian info warfare......

Bill Browder
✔ ‎@Billbrowder Interesting story of fraud and petty conflicts at a Putin apologist website run by an American expat in Moscow
http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/04/bausman-and-fraud-at-russia-insider.html?m=1 …

04-16-2016, 11:51 AM
MORE evidence of Russian intentions on another much stronger ground offensive....the rumored so called "Spring Offensive" as the current one is going virtually nowhere fast and resulting only in Russian loses......

Khartsyzk @DkoffInna last night RU tanks moved in #Khartsyzk, they were brand-new

Seems some of the drivers are also "new".........
Khartsyzk @l_vinchenso [vk] #rumours: last night 1 RU BTR/tank fell down fr/ the overpass bridge [=http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=48.024548&lon=38.163114&z=15&m=b&search=khartsyzk …] onto the rails

04-16-2016, 06:36 PM
Samantha Power
✔ ‎@AmbassadorPower Latest from Upside-down Land: In territory it governs through occupation, Russia bans long-standing governing body of Crimean Tatars

04-16-2016, 06:43 PM
BREAKING: Transnistria's "Central Bank" announces that its foreign currency reserves dropped to 0
http://jurnal.md/ro/economic/2016/4/16/criza-valutara-in-stanga-nistrului-rezervele-bancii-centrale-de-la-tiraspol-au-ajuns-la-zero/ …

OK who robbed the Central Bank?

04-16-2016, 08:19 PM
Khartzysk @l_vinchenso last night tank's incident: at 23:40 a while tank column was passing the bridge, one of them fell down, 1 KIA, 2 WIA

Kremlin Directing Its Info War Against Poland’s Extreme Right and Extreme Left, Warsaw Experts Say @PaulGoble1
http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2016/04/kremlin-directing-its-info-war-against.html?spref=tw …

Sounds of tonight's battle at #Pisky (probably, as heard in #Donetsk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_TKMmaGGgA&feature=youtu.be …

Usual evening gunnery on the outskirts of Donetsk and Horlivka now.

04-16-2016, 08:29 PM
Latitude 67N SIGINT ‎@Sigint67n
RUAF VHF traffic in Baltic Sea, consistent with Su27 QRA scramble

04-16-2016, 09:07 PM
Fierce fighting at #Avdiivka boils over to other areas of the front - 800 explosions in 40 mins in Luhansk

Agents of the #Russia|n World Proxy Groups in the Contested

04-16-2016, 09:11 PM
From the Russian "altered states of reality" and Orwellian "doublespeak'.......

Russian Mission OSCE ‎@RF_OSCE
#Lukashevich: US cannot persuade the people of Donbass even with a basketful of cookies that Kiev’s authorities are victims of the conflict

Russian Mission OSCE ‎@RF_OSCE
#Lukashevich: by shielding Kiev’s authorities the West slows down the negotiations and provokes further escalation http://www.mid.ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2234858?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw&_101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw_languageId=en_GB …

BUT WAIT.....Moscow has yet to fulfill a single point of Minsk 2...and holds over 27 Ukrainian hostages and YET talks about Ukraine not fulfilling Minsk 2...

04-16-2016, 09:17 PM
The United States is riding Europe’s superpower coattails
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-united-states-is-riding-europes-superpower-coattails/2016/04/14/90b3dd98-0193-11e6-9203-7b8670959b88_story.html …

04-16-2016, 09:27 PM
Germany's Defence Min. says if they'd supported Ukraine with weapons there'd have been a bloody war. So what does she call 7,000+ deaths?

00:32 #Luhansk @LUGANSKA_JUNTA "Darn well, echos reach the center, I just freaked out with closed windows"

00:19 #Luhansk @ukrainebang mortars so far, not AGL
@VovaKonoplyanka I can hear it too, pretty intense firing there...

00:15 #Luhansk @ukrainebang Just now I am listening to the explosions towards #Stanytsia_Luhanska, heavy small arms before

23:31 #Luhansk @VovaKonoplyanka ...it seems, a howitzer shelled twice at #Stanytsia_Luhanska from the eastern blocks...

23:22 #Avdiivka @tiamat007 There have been several flashes and obtuse soundstowards #Avdiivka forest to the north fr/#Promka

23:39 #Luhansk @VovaKonoplyanka And now I can hear some explosions towards #Stanystsia_Luhanska every minute

23:15 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza The area near #Pisky is under fire, it's already heard

22:35 #Donetsk #Azotnyi @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] Very strongly. No such since long ago. Cannot get like from #Pisky direction

22:08 #Donetsk @manirtal after around 21:40 heavies ceased northward fr/#railway station, but intense small arms fire at #Pisky, then rarer

21:46 #Marinka @hyeva_maryinka [vk] pretty serious booms

21:34 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Vyshnevskoho: single salvos westwards
#Putilovka: listening to strong single salvos

21:37 #Donetsk [pro-RU source] @idinmor One can hear explosions, 122mm but there were some 152mm, far to the north

21:39 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ Serious landings. Windows vibrate at #Kurganka, #Bessarabka, #Komsomolets

21:34 #Donetsk @666_mancer [fb] #Putilovka: For few hours one can hear heavy salvos towards #Avdiivka, now far then closer, MGs smtms

20:00 @ua_ridna_vilna
#Makiivka - #Cheryomushki, #Zelenyi: heavies are distinctly heard
#Donetsk: #Zaperevalna hears far echos fr/the north

04-16-2016, 09:48 PM
#Putin's henchmen prepare for war that they proudly announce.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJVpxcG5KnA …

"We are sleepwalking through the end of our era of peace.
It is time to wake up."
http://www.politico.eu/article/vladimir-putin-war-smoke-and-mirrors-russia-occupation-crimea-ukraine/ …

04-17-2016, 06:55 AM
Russian info war efforts just keep on growing and not much is being done to counter it...as if many do not believe the effectiveness of disinformation and or propaganda in changing the perceptions of a civil society.

Pro-Russian propaganda sites (now we have 74) infiltrated the Hungarian internet,study shows
http://vs.hu/kozelet/osszes/bivalybasznadi-alhirvallalkozok-es-oroszorszag-magyar-hangjai-0407#!s10 …

04-17-2016, 06:58 AM
ATO Staff: 50 attacks on Apr16, 11 less than a day earlier, 8 times UAF replied
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/17-april-12-ato-staff-50-attacks-on-apr16-11-less-than-a …

ATO Staff: #Avdiivka came under fire 15 times, #Pisky 3, #Mayorsk and #Zaytseve by 2, #Berezove and #Marinka by 1.

Fighting Reduced Around Avdeyevka in Ukraine After Week of Intense Battles - No Casualties

04-17-2016, 01:39 PM
MORE Russian regular troops WIA from yesterdays fighting......

Intelligence: On Apr 16, 13 Russian regulars wounded on occupied #Donbas while attacking #Ukraine #army positions. http://gur.mil.gov.ua/content/situation-in-ato-area-and-around-syria.html …

Intelligence: Russia sent the train to occup #Debaltseve with 2 tanks, 2 MLRS Grad, 2 trucks, 160 tons of diesel fuel
http://gur.mil.gov.ua/content/situation-in-ato-area-and-around-syria.html …

Intel: Rebels of #Donetsk bat-n attacked comrades of 9 regim-t to take beach hostel in occup. Bezimenne on #Azov Sea http://gur.mil.gov.ua/content/situation-in-ato-area-and-around-syria.html …

Intelligence Summary (INTSUM) 16 April 2016 from the UAF Department of Intelligence

Situation in the ATO area as of April 16, 2016

During twenty-four hours, the adversary has continued the fire influence on the units of ATO forces. The enemy shelled 61 times from small arms, grenade launchers, antiaircraft mounts ZU-32-2, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank missile system, 82 and 120-mm mortars. The attacks were, as follows: 4 attacks - Stanytsia Luhanska, Shchastia (Novoaidar direction); 3 attacks - Sokilnyky, Krymske, Stepne (Sieverodonetsk direction); 11 attacks - Popasna, Luhanske, Mayorsk, Leninske, Novhrodske (Slovyansk direction); 31 attacks - Verkhniotoretske, Avdiyivka, Opytne, Butovka mine, Pisky, Nevelske, Maryinka (Donetsk direction); 5 attacks - Berezove, Novotroitske, Hranitne (Volnovakha direction); 7 attacks - Pavlopil, Vodiane, Shyrokyne (Mariupol direction).

The adversary preserves the greatest activity in Donetsk direction.

In the area of Avdiyivka, the situation is, as follows:

preservation of high intensity of attacks of the ATO forces positions, using, among all others, 82 mm mortars;

intentions to carry out rotation of the mortar battery of the 2nd motorized rifle battalion of the 11th separate motorized rifle regiment (Makiyivka) of the 1st AC (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces, deployed in the area of Yasynuvata;

the 1st AC Commission checked the readiness of the units of the 11th sep MR regt to act in case of drastic changes in the operational environment. Mortar batteries were transferred to the higher levels of readiness; all kinds of intelligence were enhanced.

Other casualties of the personnel of the reconnaissance units of the 1st AC (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces, engaged in sabotage and reconnaissance actions in the area of Avdiyivka, were established.

On April 14, 2016, nine service men of the 11th separate motorized rifle regiment (Makiyivka) were wounded.

On April 15, 2016, nine dead and eleven wounded service men of the separate assault battalion (Donetsk), 3rd (Horlivka) and 100th (Donetsk) separate motorized rifle brigades were delivered to the Central City Clinical Hospital No.9 and City Clinical Hospital No.5 from the areas of Yasynuvata and Novotroyitske.

On the night of April 15 to 16, 2016, 38 bodies of dead Russian service men were transported through the former checkpoint "Donetsk" (Russia) to Russia.

In the view of considerable military casualties, cases of mass desertion from the advanced positions and increase of the number of those who want to retire from military service, the command of the 1st AC of the Russian Armed Forces is trying to man up the formations and units with the personnel by early amnesty for prisoners serving sentences in penitentiaries of Donetsk oblast. To this end, agitation events in penitentiaries of Horlivka, Torez and Snizhne, where the inmates are offered full amnesty with cancellation of convictions and "relocation allowance" of 10 thousand Russian Rubles, are held. It is expected to select about 300 people for their further training and sending to the advanced units to the area of Maryinka.

The Ukrainian side informed the representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine about the presence of self-propelled artillery and tanks in the areas of Luhansk, Donetsk and Horlivka.

Other facts of dismantling the equipment of the Ukrainian mobile operators located in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk oblast in the interests of domination of the so-called mobile operator of the DNR - "Phoenix" and Russian propaganda, were established.

On April 15, 2016, the service men of the Information Warfare Center (Novocherkassk) and the 9th separate assault motorized rifle regiment of the Marine Corps (Novoazovsk) of the 1st AC (Donetsk) of the Center of the Territorial Troops (Novocherkassk) of the Southern Military District (Rostov-on-Don) of the Russian Armed Forces dismantled equipment of the Ukrainian mobile operator "MTS", located on loan in the premises of "Novoazovsk feed mil" (Huselshchykovo). In response to public protest of factory employees who were left without a reliable and also international communications, the Russian military men threatened to use weapons and destroy the equipment of the Ukrainian communications provider along with the enterprise itself.

As for the provocative actions of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and near the borders of Ukraine

Provocative actions of combat training of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation near the borders of Ukraine and in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea continue.

Since April 15, 2016, exercises on control of missile strikes and artillery fire with live fire of artillery units of the units and formations of the coastal troops of the Russian Armed Forces Black Sea Fleet are conducted at the training range of the Opuk Cape (65 km to the east of Feodosiya). More than 800 servicemen and 200 units of military equipment of the 810th separate brigade of the Marines (Sebastopol), 8th artillery regiment (Simferopol), 126th separate brigade of the coastal defense (Perevalne), 15th separate coastal missile and artillery brigade (Sebastopol) of the Coastal troops of the Russian Black Sea Fleet participate in the training. Control over the exercises is executed by the Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral O.Vitko.

On April 11-15, 2016, a tactical exercise with live fire of the armed formations of the self-proclaimed Transnistrian Moldovan Republic was held at the military training ground in the area of Afanasiyivka (Dubossar rayon, 10 km from the state border of Ukraine). About 400 service men from the 1st (Tiraspol), 2nd (Bendery), 3rd (Rybnitsa) and 4th (Dubossary) separate motorized rifle brigades, 1st separate antiaircraft artillery brigade (Tyraspol) and 1st separate tank battalion (Volodymyrivka) attended the training.

04-17-2016, 01:43 PM
The military situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine as of Apr 17, 2016 [infographics]
Full size:

2 UA volunteers came under #Russian fire near #Pisky in the #warzone in E #Ukraine. Both wounded. Alive. Transported to the hospital

04-17-2016, 02:08 PM
Flightglobal: Israel steps back from fresh UAV deals with Russia
http://www.unian.info/economics/1321896-flightglobal-israel-steps-back-from-fresh-uav-deals-with-russia.html …

Maybe just to many of them got shot down.......

#Yasynuvata #GAI_post #footage, oh, that faces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0z6Nav73X4 …
Scene of heavy fighting over the last two weeks.....

04-17-2016, 05:57 PM
#Givi says #DNR "ready to ... advance without violating the #Minsk agreement" ?!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1fNCXyqR4Q …

04-17-2016, 06:09 PM
We are off and running with the Russian shelling's and ground attacks...after a rather quiet day today and...Russians must have been resupplying munitions/fuel and taking a long lunch break.......

21:23 #Donetsk #Kyivskyi @AlfaNubovsky one can see flashes in the sky tow/#Spartak, #Opytne, #Pisky.

21:21 #Donetsk #Kyivskyi @AlfaNubovsky #Oktyabrskyi-#airport-#Putilovka&further N - arty working fr/#Oktyabrskyi&#Tochmash at #Pisky-#Opytne

21:21 #Donetsk #Tekstilschik @disturbed4545 Very noisy. No such since long ago. Smth heavy

21:20 #Avdiivka @LuftGanza #Donetsk direction is very noisy

Donetsk 21:17
"Railway station area hearing heavy battle, around the airport. At least 2 ruscist SPGs & mortars.." https://twitter.com/sukerberg1/status/721764567139938305 …

21:13 #Donetsk @relictDon Battle sounds towards NW intensify. Besides other ones, some booms sound like salvos from #Hrabari area

21:12 #Donetsk #Trudovski @Maxi_Good [vk] since 20:45 small arms combat

21:11 #Donetsk #Proletarskyi ds @DoneckiiPatriot one can hear multiple not strong salvos and single strong ones, again MG

21:11 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Firing goes on to the north, plus, from the south loud shots or landings come from aside of the city

21:10 #Donetsk @manirtal since 21:03 heavy ones each 5-20 sec, singles, till 21:07. Since 21:09 resumed, I think, the same intense as yday

21:00 #DOnetsk @ropogckou south Donetsk listens to salvos of DNR artillery, very active ones, from city's NW

20:54 #Horlivka @tgorlovka_news Ongoing battle to the city's N/NW, one can hear loud shots

20:45 #Donetsk @666_mancer [fb] "Tow/#Yasynuvata, battle is heard for 30 min" "#Shakhtarska Sq listens to strong salvos" "#Putilovka too"

20:44 #Donetsk @Donetsk_Ukraine N/NW - single salvos

20:45 #Andriivka, #Dolya @tov_sobakin [ok.ru] southwest/west are periodically heard

20:52 #Yenakiieve @ZloyEnakievec #Horlivka: one can hear salvos of smth large

20:52 #Donetsk @jackson_villi Now it has been loudly

20:51 #Donetsk #Proletarskyi ds @DoneckiiPatriot periodic far strong salvos

20:48 #Donetsk @Donetsk_Ukraine wow, salvos so far

20:35 #Donetsk @war_explorer "They started to shell. #Avdiivka direction. #OSCE cams are off, aren't they?"

20:30 #Makiivka @VasyaMakeevskiy active battle aside from #Yakovlivka-#Mineralne - non-stop bursts of large calibre [automatic arms] & booms

20:11 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr from the #mine12/18[=http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=47.947138&lon=37.962570&z=16&m=b&show=/6958093 …] one can hear salvos coming fr/#Makiivka direction
20:20 [?] @GirkinGirkin [vk?] "A green signal flare towards

20:15 #Horlivka @ua_ridna_vilna In the south, incendiaries - blasts in the ski [wrong, probaby AA-gun as usually]

20:00 @ua_ridna_vilna
#Makiivka #Cheryomushki, #Donetsk #Kirovskyi: battle echoes are heard
#Horlivka #Zaytseve: not intense shooting...

04-17-2016, 07:12 PM
Russian ground attacks are intensive tonight.....

Very intense fighting in #Donetsk, #Horlivka and many other areas. Heavy outgoing artillery is shaking windows and the ground.

Russia sends more tanks and rocket launchers to Donbas – intel
http://uatoday.tv/politics/russia-sends-more-tanks-and-rocket-launchers-to-donbas-intel-632625.html …

Heavy shelling and close quarter combat reported from #Avdeevka and #Donetsk
https://twitter.com/MarQs__/status/721676287291559936 …

21:50 #Donetsk @rjpthjuljytwr [fb] #Oktyabrskyi ds: N and NW make noise. SA avidly. Many tubes, and like tank supports it

Reports of heavy fighting/shelling #Avdiivka #Marinka #Spartak, #Opytne, #Pisky #Yasynuvata #Zaytseve

21:51 #Donetsk @Li0111111 122mm are landing in the airport

21:57 #Yenakiieve @ZloyEnakievec They're firing from #Yenakiieve

21:56 #Horlivka @andreyboss77 Outgoing one from #block5

21:56 #Donetsk @Occupied_Rook pretty intense battle to the north, #OSCE will be tired counting the violations

21:56 #Donetsk @old_dn What a battle tow/#Pisky, small arms are already not heard behind the explosions. As it lands, ground shudders...

21:56 #Donetsk @old_dn btw, it has sounded like a series of MLRS

21:54 [#Novomykhaylivka area] @manbad2017 #Taramchuk-#Berezove under shelling, 120mm shells come fr/#Yasne, plus illuminating

21:56 #Donetks @rjpthjuljytwr [fb]
#Vetka: a UAV flew over, far north rumbles
#AVK: loudly, N/NW
#Shakhtarska Sq: series of freq salvos

21:55 #Yasynuvata&@Zemlyanki @GirkinGirkin [vk?] first a red signal flare, then in 5-7min 3 red ones

21:59 #Horlivka @_GivNeyt_ NW - SPG salvos started. Probably again #Hluboka's arty in action

22:02 #Donetsk @patriot_petya [vk]
#Kuybyshevskyi loud
#Semashko: house shakes for abt 1hr
#MirnyiL heard very loud
#Kyivskyi very loud

22:03 #Horlivka @UA_Horlivka_ "damn, projectiles fly over my head:

22:03 #Horlivka @ua_ridna_vilna explosions at #Mayorsk

22:04 #Yenakiieve @ZloyEnakievec UAF, reply fire started

22:11 #Horlivka @YbiliBilli #Finski (#Rumyantseve) ppl can distinctly hear it, they say tanks...

04-18-2016, 05:17 AM
23:04 #Mayorsk @_GivNeyt_ Flashes. One can hear landings and salvos. Cannonade is heard all over the city. Heavy arty works fr/both sides

Some people especially Obama, Hollande and Merkel call it the "Minsk ceasefire" which is "largely holding".......

Residents call it war.

04-18-2016, 08:45 AM
23:04 #Mayorsk @_GivNeyt_ Flashes. One can hear landings and salvos. Cannonade is heard all over the city. Heavy arty works fr/both sides

Some people especially Obama, Hollande and Merkel call it the "Minsk ceasefire" which is "largely holding".......

Residents call it war.

MAJOR shift today in the Russian military ground attack strategy....fighting is still ongoing in the daytime...had been mainly a night time fight for the last four weeks.....Russian military and her mercenaries have largely been stymied in all of their attacks with Russian regulars suffering ever increasing loses in killed and wounded in the last two weeks especially their Spetsnaz units......

In eastern #Ukraine heavy fighting now rages also at day time after months of mainly night battles.

04-18-2016, 09:12 AM
Bellingcat proves that "Grads" were shelling east of #Ukraine from Russian territory.

Russia shelled #Ukraine hundreds of times in summer 2014 - Bellingcat
http://uatoday.tv/politics/russian-backed-separatist-forces-increase-use-of-grad-systems-592932.html …

bellingcat ‎@bellingcat
And the artillery attack analysis methodology we used was also used by the prosecution in the Savchenko trail https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2016/03/25/russian-prosecution-cites-bellingcat-methods-in-savchenko-trial/ …

THIS was before the Russian "incursion"......word used by the US....instead of the word..."invasion"....

NOTICE the US uses no word two years later.........and never seems to comment on the latest heavy Russian military attacks...utter silence out of this Obama WH and NSC.....

04-18-2016, 09:14 AM
Stanytisia_Luhanska @stanicainua 3 border guards wounded during the recent attack, not one as it was reported earlier

Militants Again Shelled ATO Forces' Positions With Prohibited Mortars.
79 militant attacks on ATO
http://ukraineunderattack.org/en/63650-militants-again-shelled-ato-forces-positions-with-prohibited-mortars.html …

Russian shelling's and ground attacks are still continuing instead of slacking off as was usual......

04-18-2016, 09:22 AM
YES even the Russians are now seeing what I initially wrote here in SWJ two full years ago at the start of Crimea......

The way to reign in Putin is via the price of oil....as it was a collapse in the oil prices in the 90s that led to the end of the Soviet Union and now we are on the verge of seeing almost the same thing in 2016.....the Russian economy is slowing collapsing the banking sector is a major disaster.

BUT in theory the Russians have it wrong....it is not the US practicing "hybrid or non linear warfare against Russia".....it is KSA this time....BUT WAIT it was KSA the first time around....

AM News: No Agreement in Doha, Ruble Falls; Bastrykin Claims US Wages 'Hybrid War' on Russia
http://www.interpretermag.com/russia-today-april-18-2016/#13383 …

Really worth reading this article....

04-18-2016, 09:44 AM
Crackdown on Crimean-Tatar continues, 2 detained in Krasnokam'yanka pic.twitter.com/P9yPJ404lo
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/18-april-crackdown-on-crimeantatar-continues-2-detained-in …

Russian theft of eastern Ukrainian assets is still ongoing....
Profit from war: illegal export of coal from #Ukrainian territory occupied by #Russia
http://uaposition.com/analysis-opinion/profit-war-illegal-export-coal-ukrainian-territory-occupied-russia/ …

04-18-2016, 10:55 AM
Russian MoD published video of launch of cruise missile (Iskander-M)
http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/04/18/7105886/ …

04-18-2016, 10:59 AM
Stanytisia_Luhanska @stanicainua 3 border guards wounded during the recent attack, not one as it was reported earlier

Militants Again Shelled ATO Forces' Positions With Prohibited Mortars.
79 militant attacks on ATO
http://ukraineunderattack.org/en/63650-militants-again-shelled-ato-forces-positions-with-prohibited-mortars.html …

Russian shelling's and ground attacks are still continuing instead of slacking off as was usual......

11.30 am - MRLS GRAD shelling from Makiivka (DNR) is heard at Proletarka (DNR)
https://twitter.com/tov_sobakin/status/721976341067927553 …

04-18-2016, 11:13 AM
SBU studying info from downed
Russian UAV ZALA 421-04M
http://www.sbu.gov.ua/sbu/control/uk/publish/article?art_id=179232&cat_id=39574 …

RU UAV ZALA 421-04M captured by UA forces near #Novoselivka, #Volnovakha ds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTHx2DAhYpA&noredirect=1#t=45 …

Last night (pro)Russian militia attacked #Stanitsa-Luh cpt, four Ukraine servicemen wounded, gas pipe line and border infrastructure damaged.

Last night militia attacked Berezove cpt w/152 mm SPG 20 times, Stanitsa-Luhanska cpt w/AGS-17. 1 borderguard wounded.

04-18-2016, 11:37 AM
UAF appears to deliberately be misleading on their daily wounded numbers....is it an attempt to placate the West by showing ..........".the ceasefire is largely holding so it looks like the West does not have to state Minsk 2 ceasefire has failed".....appears to be....not the first time for misleading numbers.....

Dozens wounded servicemen delivered to several hospitals with 4 planes ystd - says chaplain.

That is far more than the so called 4 WIAs they are stating today......

04-18-2016, 10:32 PM
I might sound like a broken record, but... (pro-)Russian forces started all-out shelling across the front in eastern #Ukraine w/ nightfall.

Just to many reports to post tonight.........but we are now seeing a major Russian ground push against all UAF front line positions today and tonight......

Right now to state the shellings are intense is simply an understatement.......

04-18-2016, 10:44 PM
Our information war website which analyzes Russian disinformation:

04-19-2016, 04:33 AM
Reference Russian info warfare used in Ukraine and Syria AND used as well by IS......

#Russia|n #Propaganda:
http://www.stopfake.org/en/paul-goble-15-characteristics-of-russian-propaganda/ …

Obama Fails to Fight Putin’s Propaganda Machine
http://observer.com/2015/11/obama-fails-to-fight-putins-propaganda-machine/#.VxWRHewxdQA.twitter …

04-19-2016, 07:48 AM
Two major Russian war reporters from the very beginning (2014) are back into eastern Ukraine.....

The Russian "media" war reporting dream team is back in #Donetsk.
No good sign at all.
"Journalist" @sashakots reports he and @kp_steshin are in Donetsk. May mean escalation for "good" news pictures.

At Least 5 Ukrainians Wounded With Alarming Levels Of Fighting Across The Front In Ukraine

Russian shelling's and ground attacks continue into this morning and currently are in progress...

Horlivka battle last night @062_Region

04-19-2016, 08:31 AM
Russia is deploying its "submarines in numbers, range & aggression not seen in 2 decades"
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/15/politics/mark-ferguson-naval-forces-europe-russian-submarines/index.html …

04-19-2016, 08:32 AM
Russian info warfare targeting US..........
Not convinced that the Kremlin actively promotes instability in the US? You should be.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=1SpHia33XgQ …

04-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Crimean Tatars face abuses, incl interrogations, beatings, arbitrary detentions, & police raids on homes & mosques.

AND we wonder just why Ukraine and Turkey are getting closer than ever....???

09:46 #Donetsk @666_mancer [fb] since 7am a tank fired near #Yasynuvata- landings tow/#Butovka shaft. Now one can hear far booms tow/#Pisky

04-19-2016, 01:11 PM
Take a look at the "#Minsk ceasefire" from the Ukrainian army side.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWFZ3Bx5xRs …
VIDEO: Ukrainian forces engage in intense battle against separatist fighters near #Mariinka

Alchevsk: Russian RB-341V «Leer-3» electronic warfare system
http://liveuamap.com/en/2016/19-april-alchevsk-russian-rb341v-leer3-electronic-warfare …

There are claims that Russian electronic warfare eq. is being used against Nato-forces in E Europe too