Militants building up presence near Debaltseve, in Donetsk and south of regional center - Tymchuk
An armored group, partly manned by Russian servicemen and including up to 30 armored vehicles, has arrived in the area of the town of Debaltseve in Donetsk region, Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk has said.
In addition, according to the group, an artillery group of militants, which also includes multiple launch rocket systems, is being formed in the Leninsky district of Donetsk.
"Two Russian BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems arrived to complete the formation of the group," Tymchuk wrote on his page on Facebook early on Thursday.
In addition, he said, the concentration of enemy forces continued south of Donetsk, in Volnovakha and Telmanove districts.
"Russian-terrorist forces brought about eight armored vehicles to the area of the settlement of Olhynka. Enemy forces are being concentrated in the direction of Volnovakha. A reinforced company tactical group of the enemy was deployed near the village of Telmanove. The delivery of ammunition to the area was recorded," Tymchuk said.
Interfax-Ukraine has no official confirmation of this information.