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 Tough Situation in the ATO Area: Terrorists Are Carring Out Counterattacks and Waiting for Reinforcement from Russia

The situation in the ATO area remains difficult. After Ukrainian forces liberated a number of districts, the terrorists have launched several counterattacks to retake lost ground. The most harsh counterattacks of the militants are in the area of Savur-Mohyla, earlier taken by the Ukrainian troops.

Head of the Center for Military and Political Studies and representative of the Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk writes it on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

In particular, he writes that the Ukrainian forces detected an active preparation for defence near cities of Pervomaisk, Alchevsk, and Stakhanov: "Here strongholds are made, equipment and armament are coming, and forced "mobilization" of the locals is conducted."

In addition, there are attempts of the leadership of terrorist groups to get help from Russia not only from the Russian Defense Ministry and the intelligence agencies, but also from non-governmental groups. In particular, the leaders of the terrorist organization "LPR" are waiting the arrival of the so-called "Great Don Army" from Russia.

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"A significant number of militants from the local population is preparing to leave the territory of Ukraine. Near Perevalsk city ​​Ukrainian forces detected a column with the terrorists and their family members who are preparing to leave for Russia. Near Sverdlovsk they also noted that the terrorists form columns of armed, which, according to intelligence reports, will be sent to strengthen militants in Snizhne (Donetsk region) and Rovenky (Luhansk region)," Tymchuk says.

He also notes that the terrorists are constantly shelling positions of the ATO forces using MRLS, mortars and 155-mm guns. Firing positions of the terrorists were detected near Snizhne, Shakhtarsk, and Torez.

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"In the liberated territories sabotage and reconnaissance activities of militant groups continue. In the liberated cities and villages a significant number of terrorists remains under the guise of civilians (particularly difficult situation is in Dzerzhynsk). Also there are significant stockpiles of weapons and ammunition. Ukrainian troops do everything possible to identify and detain militants," Tymchuk said.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n295793