According to the operational data of Information Resistance, Russia continues to amass troops in the border areas near the Ukrainian border.
On the territory of the Russian Federation and Transnistria on the morning of August 25th near the border with Ukraine there are about 22.5 thousand Russian troops. Overall, including the occupying forces in Crimea, the number of Russian groups is up to 47 thousand. Persons.
Moreover, [there has been a] transfer of Russian units in the past few days from the north-eastern border areas (across from the Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv oblasts [regions]) in the Rostov Oblast of the RF [Russian Federation], toward the operational direction of Donetsk.
Over the past three days, 5 Russian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were transferred from the territory of Russia into Ukrainian territory. Also, the arrival in the border areas of Russia, across from Amvrosiivka (Donetsk region), no less than 8 DRG’s [sabotage and intelligence groups] have been recorded. In addition to small arms, the subversive groups are armed with MANPADS.
In Crimea, the training of fighters in local landfills for further transfer to the Donbas continues. Some of these groups are being trained under training programs with a specific focus on mine-disruptive matters and the use of MANPADS.