Our insiders in the occupied territories have sent us a video showing the training activities of the Russian-terrorist forces near Torez and Manuilovka (Donetsk Oblast) which took place yesterday, on February 2, 2016. For safety of the insiders, the InformNapalm’s volunteers will identify the equipment and its location based on the screenshots without publishing the video itself in open access.
The following vehicles are registered in the pictures:
- ‘Ural’ truck
- command and staff vehicle on the basis of GAZ-66 or KamAZ truck
- x2 BM-21 ‘Grad’ units
- x2 2B26 units (‘Grad’ on KamAZ truck chassis). This equipment is not in service of the Ukrainian army – that again proves the active participation of the Russian armed forces in the hostilities in Donbas. Similar unit was registered in Donetsk in the beginning of 2015 (video). Also a ‘Grad’ MLRS on KamAZ chassis was mentioned in the ‘TOP-10 Military Gadgets Involved in the Russian Aggression Against Ukraine‘ infographics
- x2 BM-21 / 2B26 units
Geolocation of the photos and the direction of fire
Command and staff unit’s coordinates (link to google maps)
MLRS units’ coordinates (link to google maps)
The position on the map and or shooting direction (command is in blue, red arrows show the direction):
And this is the position of the MLRS vehicles on the demarcation map by liveuamap.
The units are in more than 35 km from the demarcation line, so technically all is correct and their being there do not break the ‘Minsk agreements’. But they can move out on the firing positions in a couple of hours.
InformNapalm wants to draw attention of the international observers to the presence of Russian military weaponry and active exercises on combat coordination.