Kiev is gathering forces at the contact line: updated information

20.08.2015 17:38, Donetsk

The Ukrainian army’s commanders, as of August 20, have concentrated three strike groups at the contact line, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

Five independent mechanized infantry brigades, two independent tank brigades, one air mobile brigade, one artillery brigade and a multiple-launch rocket system brigade are already gathered on the Mariupol axis. The strike group includes a total of 22,5 thousand of personnel, over 130 tanks, over 560 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, 55 units of multiple-launch rocket systems, approximately 200 units of artillery guns and mortars and approximately 720 units of anti-tank weaponry.

According to Basurin, five independent mechanized infantry brigades, an independent tank brigade, two air mobile brigades, one “Tochka-U” tactical ballistic missile brigade, three artillery brigades and one multiple-launch rocket system brigade are already gathered on the Donetsk axis.

Over 15,5 thousand of military personnel, approximately 110 tanks, approximately 430 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, 5 “Tochka-U” missile systems, 50 units of multiple-launch rocket systems, approximately 220 artillery guns and mortars, 620 units of anti-tank weaponry.

Five independent mechanized brigades, one independent tank brigade, three artillery brigades and a multiple-launch rocket system brigade are gathered on Debaltsevo axis.

The strike group totals 19,5 thousand military personnel, approximately 70 tanks, approximately 580 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, 45 units of multiple-launch rocket systems, approximately 230 artillery guns and mortars, approximately 910 units of anti-tank weaponry.

Four independent mechanized brigades, two artillery brigades and a multiple-launch rocket system brigade are gathered on the Lugansk axis, according to him.

A total of over 18,6 thousand of military personnel, approximately 60 tanks, approximately 530 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, 30 units of multiple-launch rocket systems, approximately 230 artillery guns and mortars, over 1 thousand units of anti-tank weaponry.

Besides this the Ukrainian has a reserve of two independent tank brigades, four air mobile brigades, one airborne brigade, three artillery brigades and a multiple-launch rocket system brigade, according to Basurin.

The reserve totals over 14200 men, approximately 70 tanks, approximately 450 infantry fighting vehicles and APCs, 50 units of multiple-launch rocket systems, approximately 175 artillery guns and mortars, over 350 units of anti-tank weaponry.

The attack group of the Ukrainian army totals:

  • 90 thousand people of military personnel,
  • approximately 450 tanks and 2,5 thousand infantry fighting vehicles and APCs,
  • 5 “Tochka-U” tactical ballistic missile systems,
  • 230 units of multiple-launch rocket systems,
  • over 1 thousand units of artillery guns and mortars,
  • over 3,5 thousand units of anti-tank weaponry.

 

Source: Donetsk News Agency

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