The Atesh underground resistance movement has claimed to have infiltrated the base of the 56th Guards Air Assault Regiment in the city of Feodosia in occupied Crimea, the partisans say on social media.
According to Atesh, due to the significant losses, the regiment has experienced in battles with the Ukrainian armed forces, the commanders try to refill soldiers with prisoners, in a move that severely undermines discipline within the unit.
Earlier, Atesh detected a secret military depot of Russian troops at an abandoned vegetable warehouse near occupied Simferopol.
The Atesh movement was created in September 2022 after the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
They claim to have developed a network of saboteurs inside the Russian military and have created a course instructing Russian soldiers how to wreck their own equipment. In February 2023, they claimed 4,000 Russian soldiers were learning in their online course.
In September 2023, Atesh recruited a Russian soldier in the occupied town of Henichesk in the Kherson oblast, who blew up two trucks with Russians onboard.