According to him, a "joint brigade" of Russian and terrorist soldiers deployed near city of Donetsk (north and northwest parts of the city). The "brigade" is formed from fully equipped "Oplot" batallion and several small terrorist groups. The "brigade" is equipped with several dozens of armored vehicles and up to 30 units of artillery systems. There have been cases of infiltration by terrorists' groups into areas controlled by the Ukrainian army, just beyond the Donetsk circle road.
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Tymchuk also said that mobile groups of Russian soldiers have been noticed in Donetsk. The groups act separately, without coordination with terrorist groups: "Coordination center olf Russian sabotage-reconnaissance groups is located to the west of Donetsk. There has been a deployment of command vehicles of Russian army to this area from Torez city."