On Sept. 16, 2016, militants from Patriot (formerly Rusych) illegal armed gang manned with Russian mercenaries and career Russia soldiers posted a photograph on their VK social media page showing a modern Russian portable ground surveillance radar system PSNR-8 Kredo-M1 and a close-range radar system SBR-3 Fara (the post is archived here ).
It is worth noting that the photo is accompanied with a commentary reading "Fighters of Patriot are learning to use technical reconnaissance equipment." The PSNR-8 system was put in service with the Russian army in 2002. It could not be seized by militants from the Ukrainians as it was never exported to Ukraine. This is another evidence of military equipment being supplied by Russia to occupied areas of the Donbas.