"In the context of a large-scale command and staff exercise of the terrorists' "army corps", the detachments of the "DPR" not involved in the exercise, as well as the bulk of the "LPR" troops have been placed on high alert. At the same time, the leader of the "Donetsk People's Republic" has signed the "order No.16" on intensification of assaults on the Ukrainian forces' positions at several sections of the front, where the militants' detachments of the "DPR" 1st Army Corps" operate. The main purpose of attacks is inviting the ATO forces' return fire with heavy weapons with subsequent charges of gross violations of the Minsk agreements lodged against Kyiv. According to the Information Resistance, the "order" stipulates such armed provocations near Horlivka, Marinka, Kominternove - Hnutove, Kominternove - Talakivka," he wrote.
Tymchuk also noted that the delegation of the "Security and Defense Committee of the People's Council of the "Donetsk People's Republic", headed by "Committee Chairman" Anatoly Koval, had scheduled its visit to Moscow soon to hold "consultations" with the representatives of the Russian Presidential Administration and the State Duma Committee on Defense.
"The primary goal of "consultations" is to discuss "the development of further mechanisms of cooperation" between the Russian "overseers" and the "DPR authorities". In particular, the "DPR" leaders are dissatisfied by the decreased volumes and gaps in the logistical and financial aid from the Russian Federation, observed after the substitution of the "overseers" and changes in the supply chain," Information Resistance group coordinator wrote.