"In late December 2014 photographs of Russian armored vehicles of Vystrel type were posted on the bmpd blog of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. I have done a little analysis to identify these vehicles myself. But the new material has enabled me to get a more convincing confirmation of the previously stated assumptions.
"So, we have a few recent photos of Vystrel vehicles from Luhansk with distinctive camouflage coat, and with pennant number 300. As noted earlier, in 2009, these type of vehicles were spotted in Georgia, at Russian occupation military bases in Abkhazia and Samachablo (a.k.a. Tskhinvali region). In particular, four units bearing the numbers 301, 302, 303 and 304 with the same camouflage coat, which belonged to the intelligence unit with a set of Dozor reconnaissance UAVs were spotted in the 4th occupation base in Tskhinvali, military installation #66431. The photos show Vystrel vehicles in Tskhinvali in 2009-2012; subsequently the vehicles have not been seen at the 4th military base," the blogger writes.
- It is reasonable to assume that with the beginning of the formation of the so-called unmanned reconnaissance vehicle companies in the Russian motorized rifle forces, modern standard means entered the service, and experimental and ineffective Vystrel and Dozor were removed and transferred for storage in the Russian Federation, from where they were subsequently transferred to "LPR/DPR" by the Russians;
- There is another assumption. According to available information, the beginning of the occupation of Crimea and the subsequent concentration of Russian invasion forces at the border with Ukraine, a division of the 4th military base staffed by recon battalion and sniper company was spotted being a part of the Russian group.
Given the information that the offensive at the Donbas is led by Chief of Staff of the 58th Army of the Southern Military District of Russia Kuzovlev, there is a possibility of the presence of the 4th military base scouts in the Donbas. Although I am inclined to the first version," the blogger concluded.