DNR/LNR are not the only ones going to heightened alert. Remember, we can hear Belbek very well from our digs, we are not blind to what is happening on the local roads and we can see the harbor day and night.
It's going to be a very long night.
On that, we went outside for a walk on the seaside at Primorski, Feodosiya, and everybody was startled by the noise of jet engines. Everybody looked up and saw a pair of Sukhoi 27 flying at a few hundred meters altitude below the cloud ceiling. Heading north. I asked my wife's and her mom said that they haven't ever heard a jet around these parts and that's why everybody was looking, Mi 8 helicopters yes, on occasion. But jets never before.
If in this God forsaken sleepy village we see activity, I imagine Sevastopol must be like a beehive.
For those of you that know Russian, more signs of the offensive preparations
rough google translationin english of key points:
Kharkov train station. Observed hundreds of military backpacks.
In the industrial zone of Novoaydar, locals noticed concealed military vehicles. From there towards Schastye observed about 30 tanks and 2 BM-21 rocket launchers. Also observed arrival of replacement recruits and an increase of new equipmente.
Gnutova village, near Donetsk, 14 cannon D-30 and AT guns Rapira. Passing through the village trucks loaded with infantry , vans and ambulances. Locals prepare cellars as refuge against bombardment.
Through Druzhovku 12 August 05:00 drove a column of tanks, 2 columns of light armor, howitzers, and many fuel trucks. One hour later a column of tanks crossed in the same way.
In Alekseevka there was a sighting of the dreaded Baltic women snipers.
WAR REPORT, manpads, strelas at ready for ukie aviation