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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on February, 7

Author: Ayre от 9.02.2015, 05:40
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On February 7, fighting continued on Debaltsevo direction where the Ukrainian security forces took advantage of the operational pause, connected with the need to evacuate the civilian population, to prepare for the counterattack across the front line.

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Hostilities in DPR

Active artillery fire was conducted in Donetsk on February 7. For the first time in a long time Ukrainian security forces attacked on Budyonnovsky district with cluster munitions from Ocheretino. The bombardment of the district wounded no one. Also Kuibyshevsky, Kievsky and Petrovsky districts were fired from Krasnogorovka, Avdeyevka, Vodyanoye, Opytnoye on February 7, as well as the northern and north-western suburbs of the DPR capital. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian military fired on Donetsk with MLRS "Smerch" from Volnovakha. At about 23:45 AFU were shelling Panfilovskaya mine terricone from the settlement Peski.

Ukrainian SRGs remain active in Donetsk. So, on February 7, Ukrainian saboteurs opened fire (presumably with mortars) in the direction of the 9th hospital at Alekseyevka ponds in district Budyonnovsky at about 16:00.

In the night of February 7, Ukrainian security forces continued to fire at the Donetsk airport and the nearby shopping center "Metro" from Avdeyevka, Tonenkoye, Lastochkino, Vodyanoye and Opytnoye.

On February 7 Ukrainian security forces shelled the village Spartak from Avdeyevka, Vodyanoye, Lastochkino, Tonenkoye, Opytnoye eight times during the period from 9:20 to 13:55.

Oktyabrsky settlement was shelled by the Ukrainian security forces with cannon artillery from Tonenkoye, Lastochkino and Opytnoye three times from 11:25 to 15:35 during February 7.

At 16:10 Ukrainian military conducted artillery fire on positions of DPR AF in the area of Vesyoloye from Avdeyevka.

At 15:45 there was tank battle near the settlement Alexandrovka (in the direction of Petrovsky district of Donetsk). The result of the battle was not reported.

By 17:15 there was fight in the area of traffic police post in Yasinovataya. Details were not reported.

In the morning of February 7 Ukrainian army conducted bombardment of Makeyevka. One of the shells hit the area of Makeyevka colony, its employee suffered. Also, one of the shells hit the auto service station. The village of Severny Batman was heavily shelled, the houses of the private sector were hit, as well as two cars.

Gorlovka is still seriously under fire of Ukrainian artillery from Dzerzhinsk direction and from Artyomovsk. In the morning neighborhoods Komsomolets, Rumyantsevo, Machinery plant, Bessarabka and others were shelled. Also, AFU subversive group worked in the city with portable mortar. Around 13:00 Ukrainian saboteurs fired in the vicinity of Kalinino recruiting office from Semidorozhki to Rumyantsevo and md Solnechny. Eliminating of Ukrainian SRG failed. On February 7, according to official data, two people were killed and four more wounded as a result of the shelling.

At 9:30 Nikitovka station in the north of Gorlovka was fired from Kodema.

Dokuchayevsk was again under fire on February 7. In the city one of the shells hit the central hospital, the maternity ward was partially destroyed. Later in the afternoon of February 7 AFU struck the city with MLRS "Grad" and "Uragan" from Volnovakha.

Debaltsevo salient

By February 7, the M-03 road is still not completely blocked, hence the encirclement of Debaltsevo group of AFU is not fully closed. Fighting continued. During the day the Ukrainian security forces repeatedly attempted to break across the front line, but the DPR units deterred AFU attacks. In the near future the Ukrainian army attacks are expected to intensify. According to the AFU, tank units have already been prepared for a breakthrough on Debaltsevo direction.

In the evening of February 7 there was active fighting in localities Chernukhino, Maloorlovka, Kumshatskoye, Novogrigorovka, Kalinovo and Redkodub, AFU were driven away from Nizhneye Lozovoye. Uglegorsk, Kalinovka, Lozovoye remain under the full control of AFN.

People's Militia of Donbass managed to drive Ukrainian security forces away from Uglegorskaya mine and successfully occupy this position.

Uglegorskaya mine
In Debaltsevo there was an artillery duel between AFU and AFN in the morning of February 7.

Hostilities in LPR

On February 7 Pervomaisk was under fire of MLRS "Grad" by the AFU, whose positions are in Popasnaya. The shelling damaged staircase 5-storey building, in another apartment building, two young men were crushed by a collapsed concrete slab. Six more shells hit residential buildings: a few local residents were injured.

From 3:10 to 04:00 am AFU fired at Khorosheye, Georgiyevka and Smeloye with cannon artillery and MLRS from Krimskoye, Kryakovka, Orekhovka Raygorodka. At 10:50 AFU mortars fired at Sokolniki from Kryakovka. At 15:05, 15:30 mortar attacks were conducted at the outskirts of Slavyanoserbsk from Tryokhizbyonka, and at 15:05 at LPR AF positions near the settlement Sokolniki.

After a lull shelling of the 31 th and 29 th checkpoints by LPR artillery intensified again.

At 01:20 of February 7 Ukrainian military conducted mortar fire at season houses of Lenin plant in the village Vesyolaya Gora from TPP in Schastye.

At 10:10 and 10:25 positions in the LPR army at Pankivka were fired by Ukrainian security forces with mortars from Malinovo and Schastye. At 10:15 the positions of LPR AF in the area of Rayevka were fired with Ukrainian artillery.

At 01:05 of February 7 AFU conducted fire at the area of the monument "Prince Igor" with AGL (5-6 rounds) from the direction of Stanitsa Luganskaya. At 12:10 militia came under AFU mortar fire in the area of the district center. On February 7 counter fighting between the LPR army and AFU intensified at Stanitsa Luganskaya with tanks and artillery on both sides at 15:00.


President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared his readiness to order a cease-fire any moment, and conceded a referendum on the federalization of the country. The Head of State said this on Saturday, February 7, at a press conference in Munich.

French President Francois Hollande, who visited Moscow with Angela Merkel yesterday, said that the French-German efforts to resolve the conflict in Ukraine are the last chance for peace. According to the French leader, if they fail to reach a long-term agreement, there will be war.

Summary prepared by the staff of the Information Analytical Center "Cassad"

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