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The war in Novorossia Online 02.20.2015 Chronicle

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00:40 Message from "Novorossia First operational".


At 00:10 of February 21 Ukrainian security forces were firing from the direction of Avdeyevka towards Gvardeyka / Grigoryevka districts of Makeyevka.
 By 00:35 of February 21 shelling of Donetsk airport continued (near the old term), at 00:25 Putilovka neighborhood was shelled.



00:15 Record, dated February 20, was posted on the official YouTube account of regiment "Azov" and contains the video evidence of shelling of militia positions in the village Shirokino with "Uragans".


00:00 Overview in the evening of February 20 from military correspondent Samur.


In the afternoon of February 20 two attacks on Donetsk railway were recorded at a station Yasinovataya - Kostiantinovka.
First Ukrainian artillery, firing from Avdeyevka, released 24 projectiles at the site of the railway line in the range of 6th to 18th kilometers, if one starts counting the distance from the station Yasinovataya. About two and a half kilometers of railway track were damaged. This railway section is controlled by the militia.
The second artillery strike hit the distance Yasinovataya - Kostiantinovka in the area between 41th and 47th kilometers in the direction of Kostiantinovka. In this section of the railway 13 projectiles also exploded within 15 minutes.
Sleepers were damaged, rails, some rails broke down from the mount and moved in different directions. This part of the railway line is under the control of the Army of Ukraine.
There can be only one sense of shelling of railway track: the Ukrainian military seek to destroy infrastructure of Donbass as much as possible. Ukraine does not need Donets Basin as an industrial region, so they destroy communication even on "their" territory.



22:45 The authorities of the People's Republic of Donetsk invite representatives of the OSCE to the areas crossed by the line of contact between the conflicting parties in Donbass for specialists to check withdrawal of heavy weapons. This was said by DPR Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin at the briefing.


DPR Army, in accordance with Minsk agreements, continues to withdraw the heavy artillery in its area of ​​responsibility. We invite OSCE observers to arrive at the line of demarcation to record this fact,

- He said.


22:33 Roundup of Novorossia for February 19-20

  1. The main stage of hostilities at Debaltsevo completed.
  2. Debaltsevo and Uglegorsk are completely cleaned up from saboteurs.
  3. The shelling of Donetsk.
  4. Battalion "Azov" still ignores truce in Donbass.
  5. The militia captured another town -Novogrigorovka.
  6. A group of military experts from the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark completed its inspection in the Rostov region on the border with Ukraine.
  7. London published a false picture of the Russian anti-aircraft complex in Ukraine.
  8. The Russian gas began to be delivered to the Republics of Donbass.
  9. Moscow Red Cross will file a lawsuit in the International Criminal Court against the Ukrainian military for torture.
  10. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov advocates dissolution of Kiev Pechersky district court.
  11. Iosif Prigozhin interceded for Kobzon before Kiev "gang of morons."

22:25 Summary by the militia of Novorossia in the evening of 02/20/2015.


During the day, the situation in Donbass has not changed significantly.
Ukrainian law enforcers violated the ceasefire thirteen times.
At 11:00 mortar attack was conducted at the village Spartak from positions near Avdeyevka.
At 11:40 the shelling of the village Oktyabrsky was conducted from positions near the settlement Vodyanoye.
At 11:45 the LPR AF positions near the settlement Frunze were shelled from the positions of the AFU in the area of Tryokhizbyonka.


At 12:35 the northern outskirts of Gorlovka were fired with small arms and heavy machine guns from positions near the settlement Mayorsk.
The positions of the DPR AF near Donetsk airport were shelled nine times:
at 09:05 fire was conducted with small arms, and at 10:50 and at 12:45 with mortars from Avdeyevka; mortar attacks were conducted from positions in the area of ​​Opytnoye at 09:15 and at 09:50, and at 11:10 and at 12:30 artillery fire was opened; at 10:35, 11:05 mortar attacks were conducted from positions in the area of ​​Vodyanoye.


21:55 Map of hostilities and events in Novorossia with a designation of zones of guerrilla activity for February 20, 2015

 map for February 20

21:12 Column with humanitarian aid from Russia arrived in Debaltsevo. This was reported to DAN by the DPR Center of recovery management.


Humanitarian convoy arrived safely in Debaltsevo. Heavy trucks could not pass under a bridge at the entrance to the city. Now aid was reloaded to cars, taken to the warehouse. There is unpackaging now,

- According to the CRM.


They added that the issue of field rations to begin tomorrow morning, on February21.


Meanwhile, the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations opened two reference points with hot food for townspeople. Psychologists work with victims.


We also took from Debaltsevo two buses with a few dozen people who lost their homes,

- Said an official representative of the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations Yuliana Bedilo in an interview.


20:47 Reports from channel "Novorossia First operational".

By 20:00 shelling of Donetsk airport, shopping center "Metro" and Putilovka neighborhood by Ukrainian security officials was recorded.


20:05 The overview of map of hostilities in Novorossia for February 19.


19:19 Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman in tripartite contact group on Ukraine Heidi Tagliavini said on Thursday that the situation in the area of Debaltsevo can only be seen as a violation, but not failure of Minsk arrangements.


The situation in Ukraine may get completely out of control. However, we must move forward. Let's think that the violations in the area of Debaltsevo were only shortcomings in the implementation of Minsk agreements, although they cost many lives,

- Tagliavini said, speaking at a special session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, devoted to Ukraine.


19:16 In settlements Artyomovsk and Slavyansk SBU kidnaps inhabitants for a further exchange for Kiev security forces. This data is a result of DPR intelligence, the DPR Ministry of Defense Corps deputy commander Eduard Basurin said today at a briefing in the press center DAN.


DPR intelligence received information that SBU captures civilians in the settlements Slavyansk and Artyomovsk for further exchange as prisoners of war under the guise of militia

- He said.

According to our information, the Ukrainian side announces the exchange of prisoners of war for today. However, the Ukrainian side did not agree on the order and timing of military exchange with us and did not work out the transfer procedure.


We believe that this exchange, which was announced by the Ukrainian side, today is a provocation aimed at a charge of DPR of failing Minsk agreements

- Said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.


18:57 Photos from witnesses. Donetsk, settlement Oktyabrsky.




18:45 Debaltsevo area, in accordance with the agreed plan of withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of demarcation, shall be inland territory of LPR and DPR. This was said by the spokesman of the Russian Federation in the joint center to monitor and coordinate issues of ceasefire and stabilization (JCMC) Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov at a briefing in LuganskInformTsentr.


Representatives of the Center showed a map with marked lines of contact of the parties to reporters, "from which all the problems will be solved."


The document defining the procedure for removal of weapons, as well as accompanying map were signed today by the LPR head Igor Plotnitsky and a representative of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the contact group of JCMC Colonel Dmitry Lakhurov.


18:26 Poroshenko signed a law ratifying an agreement with Lithuania and Poland to establish a joint military unit.


The brigade is created in order to participate in international operations conducted under the mandate of the UN Security Council and decisions of the authorized bodies of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. Agreement shall be open for accession by other States on the joint invitation of the parties

- The report says.


The press service of the President noted that the structure, staffing, weapons, military equipment and other aspects of the team will be determined by a separate technical agreement between the bodies that States will implement.


17:37 The Russian representative to the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination of the ceasefire (JCMC) said that the head of LPR Igor Plotnitsky and representative of the Ukrainian security forces Major General Rozmaznin signed a plan to withdraw heavy weapons from the demarcation line in Donbass.


These activities are coordinated with the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. Today, there are already signed by the LPR head Igor Plotnitsky and a representative of the AFU in JCMC Major General Rozmaznin,

- RIA Novosti quoted the representative of the Russian Federation in JCMC, Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov.


Today this document is expected to be signed by DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko.


17:29 17 Ukrainian servicemen surrendered to DPR militia Forces during the inspection of area around Debaltsevo. DPR Defense Ministry deputy corps commander Eduard Basurin told about it in the press center Agency DAN.


Today another 17 Ukrainian soldiers voluntarily surrendered without weapons in the course of conduct of verification activities by the forces of the People's Militia in the vicinity of Debaltsevo. All of them have the opportunity to rest, receive medical assistance, hot meals,

- Said the defense department.


He recalled that the government of the Republic intends to continue to perform its obligations under the Minsk Agreement of February 12, 2015.

All Ukrainian military, who laid down their arms and surrendered near Debaltsevo, will soon be transferred to the Ukrainian human rights activist Victor Medvedchuk,

- Said the representative of the military office.


The Defense Ministry noted the positive role of Medvedchuk to establish a dialogue to resolve the conflict in Donbass peacefully.


16:20 Message from the Head of the LPR Center for Recovery Management Alexander Drobot.


LPR will send humanitarian aid from Russia to Chernukhino and Komissarovka. In the morning of February 20 15th humanitarian convoy arrived in Donbass, urgently collected in Russia for the residents of the LPR and the DPR, continuing to suffer from the operation of Kyiv even after the declared truce. The column was divided: 15 cars arrived in Donetsk, 15 - in Lugansk, bringing a total of more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid, especially food, including baby food. Help that came to the LPR, will be sent to the most affected communities in the area of Debaltsevo, especially villages Chernukhino and Komissarovka.



15:12 Message from militiaman with the call sign "Russky" at 14:35.

Ukrainian military continue to fire at the Donetsk airport with heavy artillery, they also use multiple rocket launchers "Grad", "Uragan" and heavy mortars. Fortunately, there are no serious consequences yet. But the fact is obvious: so is the truce. Also, security forces fire at Novorossia army positions with heavy machine guns and AGLs. Militia is not responding to provocations. Respond is only in case of a fire for suppression.


14:35 Ukrainian media reported: on February 20 clashes resumed in Shirokino in the morning. At 6:45 and 8:15 positions of ATO forces were fired with automatic weapons. And 4 reconnaissance aircraft of Russian Air Force were seen yesterday over Sakhanka, Novoazovsk and Zaichenko. This was reported by the press officer of the sector "M" Dmitry Chaly.


14:27 Photos from RT correspondent Anna Knishenko from Debaltsevo. Residents of ruined city go out of the cellars, where they were sheltering for weeks. Militia brought humanitarian aid.



 humanitarian aid

14:14 News Summary for February 19 in the morning of 02/20/2015.


During the night, the situation remained tense in Novorossia.
There is a sharp increase in the intensity of the shelling of positions of the Donetsk People's Republic national militia.
Last day Ukrainian side used weapons51 times at the Donetsk direction, including with the use of multiple launch rocket systems – 4, cannon artillery - 32.
In the vicinity of the airport of Donetsk DPR Army positions were fired 23 times during the day, including the shelling - 12.
at 08:35 there was bombardment and at 22:35 - shelling at positions of DPR AF near the settlement Vesyoloye from positions near the settlement Opytnoye;
at 09.45, 15.10, 15.50, 16.10, 16.57, 19.45, 20.35 there was shelling at the positions of the DPR AF near the settlement Vesyoloye from positions near the settlement Avdeyevka;
at 11.40 there was shelling at the positions of the DPR AF near the settlement Solntsevo from positions near the settlement Starognatovka;
at 13.30 there was shelling of microdistrict Textilschik in Donetsk from positions near the settlement Peski;
at 15.05 there was shelling of the positions of the DPR AF near the settlement Mikhailovka from positions near the settlement Olkhovatka;
at 15.20, 21.35 there were mortar attacks, at 15.50 - tank shelling and 21.30, 23.00, 0.10 – artillery shelling of the positions of the DPR AF near the settlement Spartak from positions near the settlement Avdeyevka;
at 15.40 there was shelling of the positions of the DPR AF in the area of ​​ Abakumov mine with MLRS from positions near the settlement Nevelskoye;
at 17.30 there was shelling of Putilovka bridge in Donetsk from positions near the settlement Avdeyevka;
at 21.50, 22.25 there was shelling of Kievsky district of Donetsk from positions near the settlement Avdeyevka;
at 22.35 there was shelling of the village Oktyabrsky from Avdeyevka;
at 23.10 there was shelling of positions of DPR AF near the settlement Spartak with MLRS from positions near the settlement Tonenkoye;
at 23.15 there was shelling of the positions of the DPR AF near the settlement Vesyoloye from positions near Vodyanoye the settlement;
at 23.31 there was shelling of the settlement Oktyabrsky with artillery and at 23.48 with MLRS from positions near the settlement Tonenkoye;
at 23.40 there was shelling of mine Oktyabrskaya with MLRS from positions near the settlement Tonenkoye;
including in the area of ​​ Donetsk airport:
the positions of the DPR AF were shelled 23 times during the day:
at 09.30, 12.10, 13.20, 14.50, 19.00, 19.05, 22.30, 22.45, 23.35 there was shelling and at 15.30, 17.50, 19.00, 19.25 mortar fire from positions near the settlement Avdeyevka;
at 15.50 there was shelling from positions near the settlement Peski;
at 16.30, 16.50, 19.07 there was mortar fire, at 20.00 - shelling with tank, and at 0.25 – artillery shelling from positions near the settlement Opytnoye;
at 17.10, 23.30 there were mortar attacks, at 17.57 - tank shelling and at 0.15 – artillery shelling from positions near the settlement Vodyanoye.



13:11 Video of RT. Ukrainian military bodies in the streets of Debaltsevo.


Caution, video 18+


10:49 Message from military correspondent with the call sign "Steppe" by the morning of February 20.


The night passed extremely restlessly in front-line areas. The fight with small arms, mortars, artillery continued in the area of Donetsk airport. Ukrainian army wanted to take revenge for the humiliating defeat in Debaltsevo pocket and unleashed vengeance impact on civilians of the city from three directions simultaneously. The houses were destroyed with MLRS "Grad". Krasnogvardeysk District of Makeyevka was again shelled from the occupied part of the Yasinovataya district in the evening. Search for Ukrainian saboteurs continues in Donetsk and Makeyevka. There are wounded.


10:02 Summary of hostilities in Novorossia for February 19, 2015


9:51 Message from "DPR-Operative report".

By 1:40 Ukrainian security forces continued to fire at the area of ​​the airport, the shopping center "Metro", Putilovka neighborhood in Donetsk with heavy long-range artillery.


9:30 Report from Euronews.

The foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine agreed to hold meeting of foreign ministers within the framework of "Norman Four" in the near future. During the telephone conversation, which took place on Thursday, Foreign Ministers also agreed to develop recommendations for the Contact Group on Ukraine. The redeployment of Ukrainian military forces from Debaltsevo to positions at Artyomovsk finished against the background of the ongoing diplomatic efforts.


9:00 Map of the front line in Novorossia for February 19, 2015 (by warindonbass).


map February 19

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