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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on February, 9

Author: Ayre от 10.02.2015, 12:41
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On February 9 units of Novorossia armed forces captured locality Logvinovo on the highway M-03, thereby closing the encirclement of Debaltsevo group of Ukrainian army. During the day, Ukrainian law enforcers tried to repel the locality, but to no avail. If the militias gain a foothold and keep position, Debaltsevo "pocket" will be created. 


Hostilities in DPR

Cannonade did not cease in Donetsk in the morning on February 9. AFU continued to use heavy MLRS artillery during the shelling of DPR capital. Strikes were conducted at the airport area and the residential quarters. On February 9 district Textilschik (in particular, the bridge on Petrovsky street) was fired from the direction of Krasnogorovka at about 13:00, there killed and wounded as a result of a direct hit of Ukrainian projectile at passenger car. In the afternoon, as a result of the shelling of Donetsk, multiple fire was recorded in Kirovsky district. Around 18:45 AFU were shelling the area of the new airport terminal in Donetsk and the shopping center "Metro" with MLRS. By 22:45 AFU continued firing at Petrovsky district of Donetsk from the direction of Kurakhovka and Krasnogorovka. During February 9 Ukrainian security forces were firing at the bridge between Petrovsky district and Textilschik.

In the evening of February 9 Novorossia artillery conducted counterbattery work towards Krasnogorovka, resulting in four units of howitzer artillery and ammunition destroyed.

On February 9 AFU shot brigade of Donetsk railway workers with mortar at around noon. Aimed mortar fire was opened at the repair team in Skotovataya station from AFU checkpoint, resulting in 3 deaths, two people were seriously injured.

About ten in the morning of February 9 AFU shelled Gorlovka with MRL and SPG from Dzerzhinsk and Artyomovsk. By 15:00 shelling of the city and suburbs by Ukrainian army continued. AFN artillery conducted counter-battery work, the AFU mortar battery was destroyed at Dzerzhinsk.

At about 15:00 there was fighting in the area of Mayorsk to the north of Gorlovka.

From 12:00 to 13:00 Ukrainian law enforcers with cannon artillery and MLRS "Grad" were firing in the direction of Dokuchayevsk from Volnovakha, at 14:40 security forces began shelling Dokuchayevsk with the use of MLRS "Uragan".

About 12:00 of February 9 Ukrainian army fired locality Michurino in Telmanovo district with MLRS "Uragan". The shelling damaged several infrastructure objects and militia tank. No injuries were reported.

Debaltsevo salient

During the night of February 9 militia units conducted hidden advance. An unexpected strike from Debaltsevo was conducted at law enforcement officers who were in the area of Logvinovo. AFU personnel in the village was destroyed in brief battle with small arms, grenades and RPGs. Militias captured Logvinovo so suddenly and quickly that security forces did not even have time to report that the city was captured.

After the capture of Logvinovo on February 9 AFU column trying to go from Debaltsevo to Mironovsky was fired by the militia at Logvinovo.

During the day Ukrainian side made desperate attempts to regain control over Logvinovo. However, apparently, these attempts were unsuccessful on February 9. A heavy fighting began at the settlement, the intensity of which declined slightly at 21:00, the work of artillery intensified. AFU used MLRS "Grad" and SPG "Gvozdika" from Svetlodarsk.

According to the Ukrainian side, militia launched attacks on positions of ATO forces to the south of Debaltsevo - near the settlement Olkhovatka. According to preliminary data, the security forces have wounded as a result of the fighting.

Early in the morning of February 9 the Ukrainian army attempted to break through in the north of Debaltsevo at Novogrigorovka. Infantry battle began with the use of heavy weapons. By 14:30 intense fighting continued in the area of Novogrigorovka.

 Around 14:30 fighting resumed in Chernukhino. According to the Ukrainian side, Ukrainian security forces were driven away by 4 km at Chernukhino in the evening of February 9.

At 4 am of February 9 AFN artillery started shelling of AFU positions in the area of Debaltsevo. AFN troops attacked the positions of security forces in the northwest of Debaltsevo, as well as in the east. In the afternoon of February 9 units of the AFU 92nd Brigade retreated from the station, and militia SRGs entered the central part of Debaltsevo (from the east side). In the evening of February 9 fierce fighting on the eastern outskirts of Debaltsevo continued.

At 23:00 of February 9 Ukrainian soldiers began shelling Uglegorsk with artillery from Debaltsevo.

Hostilities in LPR

City Bryanka in the night of February 8 to 9was shelled by the Kiev security forces, presumably with MLRS "Uragan". Ukrainian artillery struck mainly at the city center - at residential areas as well as administrative buildings.

Ukrainian military shelled hospital in the locality Zorinsk with MLRS "Smerch" where the wounded militias were brought from Chernukhino and Debaltsevo. There are wounded in the shelling, the dead were not specified of.

In the night of February 8 to 9 AFU positions suffered bombardment near settlements: Tryokhizbyonka, Novotoshkovskoye, Olkhovoye, Stanitsa Luganskaya. On Feb. 9 positions AFU in village Krimskoye were thrice fired with "Grad" and twice in the area of Novotoshkovskoye.

On February 9 there were active artillery duels between the AFU and AFN at 29 th checkpoint.

On February 9 AFU artillery struck the settlement Kirovsk at about 22:00. Details were not reported.

On February 9 AFU conducted an artillery strike on Slavyanoserbsk at about 20:00. Slavyanoserbsk neuropsychiatric boarding was shelled. As a result an employee and two patients were injured. Information about other destruction was not specified.

In the night of February 8 to 9 there was a diversion in Lugansk. Ukrainian group of saboteurs fired at a school with mortars. Around 22:10 Novorossia artillery fired on AFU positions, located to the east of Lugansk.


Britain sent a thousand of helmets and body armor to Ukrainian military as an aid. Spokesman for the Ministry of Defence of Great Britain Nick Herr said this after meeting with Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak in Kiev on February 9.

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


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