NEW UNITS OF RUSSIAN SPECIAL FORCES HAVE ARRIVED IN DONBASS - UKRAINIAN INTELLIGENCE
The 24th separate brigade of special purpose GRU has arrived in a the combat zone in the Donbass from Russian Novosibirsk. This was reported by the press service of the Main Intelligence Service of Ukraine.
"The 24th separate brigade of special purpose GRU GS of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (place of permanent deployment Novosibirsk, Russia) has arrived to the area of deployment of the 5th Separate Infantry Brigade (the place of the current dislocation Donetsk, Ukraine)," said in the statement.
The intelligence also reported on a special commision, consisted of Russian officers from the Center of territorial forces of the Russian Federation has arrived from Rostov to Gorlovka, Donetsk region to inspect the level of combat readiness and logistical support of the Donbass terrorist groups.
Meanwhile the situation escalates. 47 cases of shelling were reported yesterday - 29 of them at the Donetsk direction, 15 at the Mariupol direction, and three at the Luhansk direction.
"The enemy fired upon our strong points in Maiorsk from 82-mm mortars, in Zaitseve and Novhorodske - from grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns. Not far from temporarily occupied Donetsk, Ukrainian positions in Opytne, Pisky and Avdiivka were again shelled from various types of weapons.
The terrorists were shelled the positions of our units from mortars in Talakivka, Chermalyk, Hnutove, Krasnohorivka, and Nevelske. Over the past day, the terrorists shelled Ukrainian military eight times, having fired 58 shells" the ATO press-center report reads.