20.08.2015 11:08, DPR
The punitive forces continue to gather forces near the contact line for an attack, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.
Military intelligence has uncovered the carefully camouflaged positions of the punitive forces. 6 self-propelled guns were spotted near Zaytsevo (northern Gorlovka outskirt – ed.), another 6 self-propelled guns were spotted east of Aleksandropol township (20 km west of Donetsk – ed.). Artillery positions were uncovered west of Zhelannoye Pervoye village (18 km west of Donetsk – ed).
Deputy Defense Minister added that up to 40 tanks were uncovered in southern Novomikhaylovka (12 km south-west of Donetsk), howitzer artillery positions were spotted in Opytnoye township (Artemovsk suburb – ed.), up to a battalion (up to 500 people) of Ukrainian border guard personnel.