During December, the Russian Federation continued to strengthen its occupation forces in the Ukrainian Donbass and build up their combat capabilities.
According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, we are talking about the supply of weapons, equipment and fuel in the part and connection of two so-called army corps: the 1st, based in Donetsk, and the 2nd (Luhansk).
Under the leadership of the command of the RF Armed Forces in December, they brought to the occupied Donbass: military equipment, weapons and ammunition, fuel, electronic warfare equipment, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles.
All this was secretly delivered by the invaders both by rail and by road from Russian territory, and with the use of the so-called & # 8220; humanitarian convoys & # 8221 ;.
In parallel, the Russian Federation has significantly increased the supply of armored combat vehicles.
– Russia has significantly increased the supply of armored combat vehicles to the formations and units of the occupation forces, both new and restored or modernized at Russian repair enterprises, & # 8212; emphasized in intelligence.
In addition, mercenaries and regular military personnel are sent from Russia to Donbass to replenish the occupation forces (in particular, to the positions of snipers, artillerymen, scouts, messengers, electronic intelligence specialists, and also electronic warfare).
Recently, Ukrainian intelligence reported that the command of the occupation forces of the Russian Federation is increasing the measures of combat training in the Donbas. So, instructors, who are regular servicemen of the RF Armed Forces, teach militants to shoot from howitzers and Grad multiple launch rocket systems.
In addition, the invaders mine areas close to the collision line in Donbas.
Meanwhile, Russia does not stop building up its military forces near the borders of Ukraine. According to the NSDC Secretary Alexei Danilov, about 122 thousand Russian troops are located 200 km from the Ukrainian state border, and another 143.5 thousand troops are at a distance of 400 km.