The Ukrainian Dnipro-1 drone team managed to make an excellent video of a newly created shooting range aqa defensive positions near Sontseve between Komsomolske and Telmanove and close to the contact line:
Screen shots from the video:
Arial view of the impact zone for artillery and tank shells:
Location of the camp:
It was built in two weeks:
Petrol trucks in protected positions:
Tents for staff:
Some more tanks and stuff:
A lot of trenches:
Before and after:
This is the layout of the area:
Red = area with tents and vehicles.
Orange = shooting range and trenches.
Violet = impact zone
The area is positioned here between Komsomolske and Telmanove:
In Komsomolske there is a much larger real base and also a shooting range in a quarry.
This VK-album shows 156 photos that were taken here. Some of them:
What's worrying is this:
It means (Russian) aircrafts are planned to get involved?5/ Russian Forces FOB Sontseve: Tanks & trucks have IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) markings for Russian aircraft. pic.twitter.com/cUrur8hKXw— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) June 30, 2015
@finrisowlf provides some extra recent satellite images of the area, that can not be found in Google Earth/Maps:
Batch 1.1 extra : #Russia base in #Ukraine imagery from several weeks ago. Closer view of vehicle assembly pic.twitter.com/dicuTO0fJc— Not a spy (@finriswolf) June 30, 2015
The white 'ID' spots on tanks @ 5:28 are easily spotted in sat imagery https://t.co/073VDvBUFz #Ukraine #Russia pic.twitter.com/gyDHRf2sgA— Not a spy (@finriswolf) June 30, 2015
#Russia bases in #Ukraine : @ 6:37 on drone vid https://t.co/BfU0WAcka7 pic.twitter.com/nSl72tA8JT— Not a spy (@finriswolf) June 30, 2015
#Ukraine #Russia bases : Area seen @ 6:35 in drone video https://t.co/MtRZPq3M9y http://t.co/tBWQjP9DEV pic.twitter.com/a3N2IOOgY8— Not a spy (@finriswolf) June 30, 2015
#Ukraine : Some #Russia base entrenchments shown @ 6:16 in video https://t.co/aPLsUPcgUq pic.twitter.com/Da5mP8l3QP— Not a spy (@finriswolf) June 30, 2015
This is a (Russian built) shooting range with support. It is not an army base. The armor seen there is what is present for training.
But of course, the trenches and the armor can be used for defenses or to launch an offensive across the contact line 10kms further.
Also see: Another nearby hide-out for heavy artillery shooting on Shyrokyne.
Also see: Russian military base and training camp at Komsomolske.
Also see: Russian base/shooting range at Rozdolne by InterpreterMag.
It is nice to see that some Main Stream Media are taking up the news:
An apparent Russian base has been found in Ukraine http://t.co/sNf2HItz3A pic.twitter.com/MenC20KFF6— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 30, 2015
Also take note of this photo taken at the same location:
Some of these guys are wearing neo-nazi insignia on their cloths.
You can read about that here: Nazi's are the core of Russia's Hybrid Army in Ukraine.