On Nov. 14, 2015, a Twit was posted: "The convoy: 10 KamAZ trucks with shelters (of which at least two are command vehicles with antennas), one tanker, and one covered KamAZ coming from the Donetsk Airport direction."
At the end of the same day, a video was posted showing the convoy leaving Makiivka, the Donetsk region, and taking the N-21 road. Artemida gas station, located at General Danylov Avenue, can be seen on the video. Judging by the title of the video, the column of the vehicles turned towards the town of Sverdlovo.
Bad quality of the video prevented from precise identification of military equipment, but it is clear that the convoy consisted of 17 vehicles. They are listed below according to the time of the recording:
03 sec - Mustang with a cover
05 sec - Mustang with a cover
10 sec - Mustang with a cover and something of irregular shape on top
15 sec - KUNG [Shelter] with a platform on top
20 sec - KUNG with a platform
23 sec - KUNG without a platform
27 sec - KUNG with a platform
28 sec - KUNG without a platform
35 sec - KUNG with a platform
37 sec - KUNG with a platform
41 sec - KUNG without a platform
44 sec - KUNG with a platform
45 sec - KUNG without a platform
46 sec - regular KamAZ truck with a tent
51 sec - tanker
58 sec - Mustang with a cover
1 minute 04 sec - KUNG without a platform
KUNG is an Russian abbreviation for 'Unified Standard (Normal) Size Hull' (a shelter). They are designed to accommodate personnel, laboratories, repair shops, field kitchens, radio-electronic systems (electronic warfare), medical aid units and other things.
Some of them are strongly reminiscent of the 'Torn' radio intelligence complex identified by InformNapalm team around the Donetsk Airport and later at Sparta Base in Donetsk.
The same international volunteer community InformNapalm has identified another bunching-up of Russian military equipment in the village of Hruzko-Zorianske, near Makiivka.
The image was taken this fall and posted Nov. 9, 2015 by one of the locals.
The same volunteer group has earlier identified more bunching-ups of military equipment of the occupation forces of the Russian Federation in the settlement of Petrivske, Starobesheve district and in Kirov district of Donetsk.
Social network profiles of 20-year-old mercenaries Anton Kravets and Nikolay Blagodarev, who joined the occupation forces of the Russian Federation for money, have pictures showing hidden 122-mm 2S1 'Gvozdika' self-propelled artillery mounts in the village of Petrivske, which is located near the settlement of Komsomolske, Starobesheve district. These pictures also show the presence of tanks in Donetsk.
The geotag shows an area on the map between settlements Petrivske, Pidhirne and Komsomolske. However, it was possible to identify the exact location of the hidden self-propelled howitzers due to the picture below, which shows the shape of the building (marked in red), i.e. windows above the roof and higher level of the roof.
Then there is a picture with comments reading that the young mercenary joined a terrorist group for money.
Having followed several militants' profiles, the investigators found an image with tanks at one of them. Thanks to friend @ 5urpher it was possible to identify the place of the shot. It has been flashed long ago at the separatists' video dated Dec. 16, 2014 titled "DPR withdrawing tanks from the front line."
"It creates this strong deja vu feeling for the second year in a row, called "DPR withdrawing tanks from the front line." While this is déjà vu for us, it is triggering a backfkash for someone else. Whether there is any heavy weaponry of the Russian invasion forces at this facility should be checked by the Special Monitoring Mission observers from the OSCE, just as they did after recently published images of tanks hidden in a cowshed near Zelene, Ilovaisk area," the authors of the investigation wrote.
"There are so many examples of this hidden, i.e. 'withdrawn' Russian equipment in the Donbas. It is better saying that SP guns, tanks, Grads and other equipment of the Russian occupation forces are hidden in any barn, cowshed, in plant storages and enterprises of the Donbas, behind schools and hospitals, i.e. they are hidden anywhere possible, together with "withdrawal" being demonstrated," the authors note.