In Slovyansk there was a deadly attack on the Ukrainian checkpoint near the fish farm. One tank has been captured and one destroyed. Here is a photo of the captured one:
.@DefenceUA says this Soviet-era tank used by rebels in #Artemovsk attack came from #Russia http://t.co/vH8is30NKc pic.twitter.com/HNxwEM6qkeThis tank looks the same as one of the first three tanks that entered Ukraine on June 12th:
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) June 27, 2014
It means the other two might have gone into that direction too.
By the way, it is confirmed that it came from Russia:
Once gain: The Ukr army identified a seized T-64BV,used by "rebels", and found it,it was exported to #Russia in 1987. http://t.co/rxvO8CyBgJ
— ConflictReporter (@MiddleEast_BRK) June 27, 2014
In Artemovsk the tank base has been attacked again and 1 tank was involved in the attack:
In Siversk two tanks attacked across the river:
Attack across Siversky Donets river towards #Yampil (North of #Slovyansk) with two #Rus tanks. http://t.co/k2RyBSJGXe pic.twitter.com/K2ZTj8XdfH
— djp3tros (@djp3tros) June 27, 2014
In Donetsk tank gun fire has been heard:
#BreakingVideo Pro-Russian militants use heavy weapons in #Donetsk city. Sounds like tank rounds and impacts to me. https://t.co/NxKnTofmIi
— ConflictReporter (@MiddleEast_BRK) June 26, 2014
In Donetsk also a BRDM-2 an amphibious reconnaissance and patrol vehicle has been spotted in this movie:
It is openly flying the Russian flag! The location is here:
@djp3tros here's the loc http://t.co/Ye8QdiGj3Y 500m from the military base (48°1'52"N 37°46'42"E) sorry have no time 2prep map:) @5urpher
— Joy Petersen (@bucketofsoda) June 27, 2014
After some research we found out that it had already been seen in Siversk on June 19th:
Сепаратисты несут потери в боях на востоке Украины http://t.co/zB21sI2N3Y pic.twitter.com/YBAxoUSZNR
— Агентство Рейтер (@reuters_russia) June 20, 2014
@djp3tros Pictures of the building in Siversk for ID. pic.twitter.com/jF60Z3nBzUThe location of that rebel hideout is here.
— surpher (@5urpher) June 27, 2014
Today 5 tanks have been spotted in Siversk:
Locals fr #Siversk report today fresh batch of tanks arrived. Now in total 5 tanks there. #Ukraine #ATO #CeasefireAssuming that they did not travel all the way from the Russian border in one day, all available tanks in the region might have been send there for an all out attack on Yampil very soon.
— lennutrajektoor (@lennutrajektoor) June 27, 2014
Information from locals tell us that 2 tanks and 1 APC where spotted in Suhodolsk and in Krasnodon 3 tanks and 1 APC. These could be independent sightings. It could be the same convoy.
There is no confirmation yet, but these might be replacements for the two lost in Slovyansk.
This makes the situation by the end of June 27th like this:
Also see: Overview of where all these tanks came from.
(If you see any errors or have additional info, please let me know.)