January 15th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– RIA – translated by J. Flores –
Editor’s note – this build up has been going on continually since August, and increased around the time of the US presidential election, leading many experts to conclude that elements from within the US, alongside Ukraine, were attempting goose along an increased conflict that would place it as the central focus as election day neared in November.
Scouts from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has identified 12 tanks near the contact line, and new artillery pieces and mortars of the UAF (Ukrainian Armed Forces), the deputy commander of the operational command of the DPR, Eduard Basurin, said Saturday the 14th of January.
“Our intelligence continues to record the strengthening of the position near the contact line between the UAF – for example, in the area of the village called Kodema, we located six tanks and eight armored personnel carriers and 25 units of motor vehicles with ammunition.”, Eduard Basurin said.
According to him, in the area Svetlodarsk Grigorovka they found three gun mounts and three mortars.