According to the InfoResist group’s source Russian regular troops representatives have been scouting Ukrainian positions in Donetsk direction.
From February 8 to February 12, 2020 and from February 14 to February 16, 2020 a group of servicemen of the 150th Idritsko-Berlin motorized rifle division from the 8th Guards Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District appeared in the forward dispositions of some units of the 1st AC of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces in Petrovsky District of Donetsk and near Marinka.
Russian security and escort servicemen said to their interlocutors from the 5th motorized rifle brigade of the 1st AC of the Southern Military District that the presence of their group in this part of the AC’s responsibility area is explained by conducting test and operational flights of UAVs for training maintenance personnel, and testing the equipment.
In addition to conducting the test flights of UAVs, representatives of this group visited the permanent base of a separate UAV squadron of the operational command “Donetsk” (1st AC of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces), where they looked at the real state of its standard weapons and vehicles, as well as studied the results of its combat work.
According to the InfoResist, the real purpose of the group’s presence in the area of responsibility of the 1st AC of the Southern Military District of the RF Armed Forces was the need to clarify the current operational situation and conduct detailed reconnaissance of the military dispositions of JFO units, their forces, weapons and equipment including those from tactical reserves available to the JFO command in these areas.
The source also reports that during February, representatives of the operational command “Donetsk” headquarters have become frequent visitors to the advanced positions of the AC’s units in many parts of its responsibility area. In a number of cases, they were accompanied by unidentified persons wearing Russian military uniforms without insignia and civilian clothes.
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