16:09 Sep. 30, 2016
Russian-backed militants massed tanks and heavy artillery on 15 km from the demarcation line
Ukrainian volunteers of InformNapalm group once again report of a large concentration of armour and heavy self-propelled artillery in Donetsk. It is direct violation of the Mink agreements, because all the machinery is stationed around 15-17 km from the demarcation line.
Volunteer air recon passed to the international intelligence community InformNapalm exclusive UAV pictures of the occupied city of Donetsk. In one location large concentration of weapons was revealed. In includes trucks, tractors MAZ-537, infantry fighting vehicles (BMP), armoured command and transport vehicles (KShM and MT-LB). But the main find is more than 20 pieces of T-64BV and T-72B tanks of various modifications (calibre 125 mm) and at least self-propelled howitzers 2C1 "Gvozdika" (caliber 122 mm).
According to InformNapalm sources, separatist's "5th separate motorized rifle brigade" is based at this location. Brigade Commander call sign is "Kremen" ("Flint"). Ukrainian Military Intelligence informed earlier, that call sign "Kremen" belongs to Russian Army Colonel Igor Kapliy. Before the assignment to Donbas he served as commander of the 51st airborne regiment (based in the Town of Tula, Russia) and the head of training centre №242 (Omsk, Russia).
Based on the given investigation InformNapalm volunteers draw the following conclusions:
- Russia still supplies military machinery to the miltants;
- Minsk agreement has been violated – Kremlin proxies still keep heavy weapons near the demarcation line;
- Command positions of militant forces are occupied by Russian Army officers.
As reported, on September 24 InformNapalm also revealed photos of Russian self-propelled howitzers that in the militant-held town of Novoazovsk, which is 17 km from the demarcation line.