Dmitry Tymchuk: units of Russian air assault division deployed in east Ukraine


War in the Donbas

Units of the 76th Air Assault Division of the Russian Armed Forces have been deployed near the town of Stakhanov in Ukraine’s Luhansk Region, the military journalist and coordinator of the Information resistance group, Dmytro Tymchuk, reported.

Tymchuk wrote on his Facebook page on 1 October that Russian paratroopers are moving around in small groups of 10 people in special vehicles.

Meanwhile, 27 Russian tanks have been observed near the town of Debaltseve in Donetsk Oblast. Earlier this hardware was observed near Miusynsk and Vakhrusheve (both in Luhansk Oblast), Tymchuk said.

In another Facebook posting the same day, Tymchuk wrote that several Russian servicemen had gone missing in Donetsk and that separatists saw this as evidence of the presence of pro-Ukrainian guerrillas in the city.

Tymchuk also reported that fighting had broken out between various groups of militants and they had also fired on units of the Russian army near Donetsk, Dokuchayevsk and Krasnyy Luch using heavy weapons.

Tymchuk noted that the distribution of Russian passports had been stepped up in the Donetsk people’s republic, in particular among elderly people. In addition, Tymchuk reported that a consignment of chevrons for uniforms of a so-called “Kharkiv people’s republic” had been delivered to the headquarters of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s republic.

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  1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

    “several Russian servicemen had gone missing in Donetsk”

    Good. Keep up the good work. The apes from russia never accept it when people say “no” or “stop”. The primitive apes of russia only understand violence as historically that has been the only thing that has ever stopped their raping, looting, kidnapping, and murdering.

    …then they ship your factories back to the cesspool called ‘russia’.
    …then they steal your homes, bring in more apes from russia and declare it ‘russia’.

  2. Avatar George says:

    Instead of heavy guns and tank need very many more of these inconspicuous pro-Ukrainian guerrillas, pest controllers eradicating the vermin.

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      Exactly. This is why if Ukraine were smart, they’d be air dropping AKs, pistols and ammo to the Ukrainians trapped in the cities with these russian apes. The more russian apes the Ukrainians kill in Ukraine, the sooner the apes will stop their raping, kidnapping, looting, and murdering and return to their cesspool called russia.
      It’s the only thing russians have ever understood and that appears to never have changed.

      People walk up behind a russian/chechen ape, shoot them and keep walking.
      Put a female out and when the apes come over to gang rape her, others can shoot them, then all walk away. French resistance style of defending your country.

  3. Avatar MrTheatrix . says:

    Recruit via web page autonomous cells and bring the fight to them.

    1. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

      There are a lot of US Military veterans that are not working….and like all humans, they have a strong dislike of rapists, russians, and other threats to human civilization.
      The world will just have to see if the body count of russian rats increase dramatically and if so, they’re getting there to defend Ukraine from russian terror…..version 2.

  4. Avatar Murf says:

    Well the paratroopers got shot up pretty good I guess it’s the airmobile’s turn.
    Ukraine should deploy lots of shoulder fired SAMs in the enemy’s rear and knock out some their Helos.
    Paybacks for Slavyansk.
    The fun part is Russia can’t say shit about it because; “Russia doesn’t have troops in Ukraine.” Explain that to the Cargo 200 family members.
    It’s Afghanistan all over again. Heh heh.
    (I try to only use my mind for good and not evil but sometimes I can’t help myself.)

  5. Avatar rokbrigade says:


  6. Avatar Dirk Smith says:

    Time to utilize OUN/UPA tactics on the muscovite invader again.

  7. Avatar RedGA says:

    Find out where these Russian units are and spread some disinformation out there that they are Ukrainian saboteurs. Trickle out some info that Ukraine has inserted spies in Russian uniforms. OR the spies are in DNR clothing. Let them all distrust each other and shoot each other up. Let’s get creative here people. PsyOps needs to be implemented to undermine and break morale of these forces.

  8. Avatar Kruton says:

    Arm the young behind the lines. Build weapons,it helps the GDP.