The Russian military is strengthening its positions in areas near Donetsk in the direction of Sloviansk, as well as rotating intelligence units, the Main Directorate of Intelligence (MDI) for Ukraine's army has said.
According to a post on MDI's website on Thursday morning, a motorized infantry battalion of the 3rd Independent Motorized Infantry Brigade (based in Horlivka), 1st Army Corps of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, was spotted in the Sloviansk direction near Zaitseve; near Holmovsky, a tank company from the 3rd Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade, a firing platoon (2 self-propelled tracked artillery vehicles) of the self-propelled artillery division of the Independent Artillery Brigade (Donetsk), 1st Army Corps of armed forces of the Russian Federation.
Frontline troops have received ammunition and fuel supplies, the brief said.
In the Donetsk direction in the area of Yasinuvata mortar crews of the the 2nd Motorized Rifle Battalion and a unit of the reconnaissance company of the 11th Independent Motorized Infantry region (Makiyivka) of the 1st Army Corp of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, and near the Donetsk airport two tank platoons of the 11th Motorized Regiment.
Rotation of intelligence units from the tactical battalion group (Donetsk), including the 331 Airborne regiment (Kostroma), the 98th Air Assault Division (Ivanovo) of the airborne troops of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. Personnel are performing their duties in the direction of Avdiyivka, Maryinka and Krasnohorivka, as well as in the regions of Luhansk, Mayorsk, Opytne and Novotroitske.
The MDI also said that according to checked information losses in the units and formations of the 1st Army Corp of the armed forces of the Russian Federation from August 8 to August 9 totaled five casualties and 16 wounded soldiers from the 1st Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade (Komsomolske) , the100th Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade (Donetsk), the 9th Independent Motorized Marine Rifle Assault Brigade (Novoazovsk) and the 11th Independent Motorized Rifle Regiment (Makiyivka).