Analysis, Colonel Cassad / Boris Rozhin, Commentary & Analysis, Donbass, Matters of Urgency, Minsk Negotiations, Novorossiya, Ukraine

Military Activity in the Donbass 05.02.2017

Original: Colonel Cassad
Edited by @GBabeuf

Briefly on what is happening in the Donbass:

  1. From the second half of the day the intensity of the shelling again escalated. There has been shelling in the areas of Avdeevka, Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Gorlovka, Kalinovo, on the Svetlodarsk arc, utilising 80-120mm mortars, and 122mm and 152mm cannon.

  2. In Avdeevka the heating and electricity supply was partially restored. Avdeevka Coking Plant continues working. Also restored was the power supply to Gorlovka after yesterday’s knocking out of the power lines in the Svetlodarsk area.

  3. On social networks there are rumours, citing unnamed military sources, of a possible night-time attack by the Ukrainian Army (UAF) towards Gorlovka. DPR power structures are on high alert.

  4. The USA officially announced that the issue of agreements with Russia can be addressed regardless of what is happening in Avdeevka, i.e. in fact it is a question of direct talks to get rid of the situation on the Donbass fronts.

  5. The enemy continues active exploration of the front-line zones of the DPR and the LPR using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), probably in order to update the data on the first echelon of the army corps of the DPR and the LPR. Possible enhanced activity of UAF sabotage and reconnaissance groups (SRGs).

  6. According to the DPR Ministry of Defence, the enemy is reinforcing its groupings in the Avdeevka and Volnovakha areas. In the area of the Avdeevka Coking Plant they have noted Tochka-U missile complexes. The core strength of the 92nd Mechanized Brigade [of the UAF ‒ed.] has been transferred from Kharkov to the Donbass.

  7. Both parties continue to accuse each other of using residential buildings in Avdeevka and Makeevka for tactical purposes. No major changes are expected in this regard.

Overall developments are still evolving within the framework of the old script with local relapses in the positional front, but nonetheless a definite probability of intensification still remains, since at this point there are no coherent diplomatic restraints in place.

The video is said to have been shot in the Avdeevka area:

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