Russian army command ordered to urgently paralyze roads in the direction of Mariupol


War in the Donbas

Russian-backed militants continue intensive artillery fire upon Ukrainian troops at the forefront positions and send more reconnaissance subversive groups in the direction of the Donetsk-Mariupol road. The Russian command has set a target for its divisions and local gang formations to paralyze the road at Mariupol direction, as Dmytro Tymchuk, head of the Information resistance group reports on his page on Facebook.

“Attempts to infiltrate the area west of Mariupol by the enemy’s reconnaissance subversive groups to block the road Novoazovsk – Odesa (E58) are increasing. Ukrainian troops take active measures to find and neutralize these groups,” he said.


The expert reports that enemy groups conduct reconnaissance in the area of Mariupol (checkpoints, roadblocks, command posts, positions, base camps of Ukrainian troops).  Additionally, they conduct reconnaissance of the results of their shellings. The enemy tries to inflict fire damage to Ukrainian troops at the front line using intense artillery fire.

Using the same pattern (zeroing, then massive fire strikes on stationary targets) Russian-backed militants have been conducting combat operations at Volnovakha direction (Volnovakha is North West from Mariupol). Lay-out of objects and evaluation the impacts of fire has been also conducted by  enemy’s  reconnaissance subversive groups.

Earlier UNIAN reported that the commander of the Azov battalion assumed that Russian backed militants would attack Berdyansk rather than Mariupol.

A kettle (encirclement) could occur near Berdyansk in the Donetsk Oblast. This kettle could bring even greater losses than during the Ilovaisk tragedy, said the commander of the regiment Azov Andriy Biletskyi.

As he said on air of Channel 5, Russian-backed militants will strike not Mariupol but Berdyansk near the river Byrd in case they advance. This could ensure cutting off Ukrainian army units in Mariupol.

According to him, the situation in Donbas is exascerbating and worsening. In particular, fighting intensified in the Novoazovsk direction, where there were casualties among Ukrainian army servicemen during last few days.

InformNapalm ATO mapTranslation by Dr. Vitalii Usenko, MD, MBA, expert of the Center of Military-Political Studies in the sphere of psychology of communications and by  Dmytro Usenko, student at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto


Translated by: Vitalii Usenko and Dmytro Usenko

Edited by: Alya Shandra

Source: UNIAN 1

Source: UNIAN 2

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  1. Avatar George says:

    This is like the unilateral case-fire of months ago when the terrorists took advantage of the situation. Is it not time to be pro-active instead of letting the terrorists nibble away before the full scale invasion takes place?

  2. Avatar Brent says:

    Where are the OSCE monitors???
    Where is then United Nations?
    Where is Europe?
    Where is the U.S.?

    If this news is common knowledge, I’m sure they should all be aware of this impending attack and for them to do nothing to stop makes all these organizations complicit in the murder by Russia’s terrorists.

    It is pathetic how each of these organizations have left Ukraine to fend for itself and they are talking about loosening sanctions when clearly Putin, Russia and its terrorists want more blood on their grubby thieving evil little hands. The only solution may be for Ukraine to get some planes in the air and attack the hell out of the Russian forces from the west and north sides and fill up some more supposed ‘humanitarian aid’ trucks with Cargo 200.

  3. Avatar Rascalndear says:

    Can you get rid of one of the possibles in the map headline?

  4. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

    “terrorist Andrey Borisov (Chechen) and three Russian military were killed.”

    Great news for humans when things like this happen.

  5. Avatar LorCanada says:

    Looks like dark clouds are ahead …

  6. Avatar Paul P. Valtos says:

    Just kill as many Russians as you can on this road to make the Russian commanders remember them.