July 28 dispatchConflict Intelligence Team
Beginning on July 28, a number of related videos have been circulating on the internet which depict the especially cruel murder of a Ukrainian prisoner of war.
In the first video an individual wearing a hat cuts off the genitalia of the POW with a utility knife. The individual’s face is not shown. However, the same individual is visible in a second video which depicts the victim being killed by a shot to the head. The camera angle does not clearly show the appearance of the “individual wearing a hat”. However, taking into consideration all of the distinguishing characteristics of the individual’s clothing (hat, bracelet, yellow and black armband on his sleeve) we can assume with certainty that this is the same person who appeared in a RIA Novosti dispatch from the “Azot” factory in Sievierodonetsk. In that report the “individual in a hat” can be seen in the background at the 40th second of the video. The report deals with the actions of the Chechen “Akhmat” special forces unit, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that the “individual wearing a hat” is a member of that unit. Also, the “individual wearing a hat” can also be seen in other video sequences from “Voennaya Khronika” media outlet.
An Iran Khodro Samand car with "Z" sign on the hood, presumably Toyota Corolla with "Z" sign on the right back door - more unique details from the execution video.
Situation in the Izium-Sloviansk axis
We previously predicted a Russian offensive in the Sloviansk axis this week, but it seems like our information was at the very least inaccurate. At the moment, according to open sources, we do not see a sufficient concentration of forces for an offensive on the Sloviansk axis, at least this week. This is confirmed by our sources as well. Perhaps this is caused by successful actions of Ukrainian troops in this axis.
According to foreign analysts, Ukrainian forces managed to take back Bohorodychne village in the Sloviansk district. Russian forces are trying to attack in Pasika-Dolyna and Dovhenke-Mazanivka directions.
M270 MLRS on the front line in Ukraine
The first video of an M270 system in use by the Ukrainian military was published.