According to the aerial reconnaissance, the enemy has created the advanced operating base in the vicinity of Komsomolske and Soniachne villages in Telmanove district of the Donetsk region for two weeks. The reinforced battalion task force of the enemy, which has all features of the regular troops, in particular, the airborne units, bases itself there.
The decision to construct such a base could be taken at a level, which is at least two levels higher than the command of a battalion, that is, the Army Corps / Operational Command, and is part of a general plan to bypass Mariupol from the north.
The acquired information shows signs of activity of regular army units and that this base bears features of the permanent one in the proximity to the line of contact and within the area of influence of the Ukrainian artillery, which is very disadvantageous and risky. This, in turn, suggests preparing offensives involving withdrawal of Ukrainian troops at a distance of not less than 20-30 km, forcing of the Kalmius River and reaching of the Mariupol-Donetsk highway.
The enemy has equipped a fully functional military base for 15 days. Taking in consideration the intelligence and the prepared report, the Command of the Dnipro-1 Regiment has asserted that it was the pre-planned operation carried out by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.