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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on February, 23

Author: Ayre от 24.02.2015, 11:45
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On February 23 tense but stable situation remained in Novorossia. Full-scale hostilities did not take place, but Donetsk, which was fired with Ukrainian artillery, and south of DPR, where fighting of different intensity continued at Shirokino, still remained hot spots.

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Hostilities in DPR

Night of February 22 to 23 passed in tense in Donetsk. Ukrainian law enforcers did not stop shelling the city, Kuibyshevsky, Kievsky, Petrovsky districts were under fire. By 10:00 shelling of Donetsk did not stop. In the morning AFU conducted fire at the village of DCC in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk. By 13:00 there was relative calm in Donetsk. At 21:45 work of Ukrainian UAV was recorded on the site Kirovsky district of Donetsk - Airport, aircraft was shot down.

In response to the attacks on Donetsk AFU positions near settlements Peski, Vodyanoye, Krasnogorovka, Avdeyevka, mine "Dutovka" were fired.

Sounds of small arms were heard in the area of Donetsk airport and the village Peski in the evening of February 23, there might be local counter fights.

Around 8:10 gunfire was heard in Avdeyevka, there was shelling. A number of residential buildings and objects was destroyed by shelling in the city.

Around 19:30 gunfire was heard near the settlement Yasinovataya. Details were not reported.

In the morning of February 23, the firing of rifles and machine guns was heard in Gorlovka. During the day, Ukrainian security forces fired on positions of militia to the north of the city at settlements Shumy, Dolomitnoye, Mayorsk.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) brought food, medical supplies and other necessities to Debaltsevo. According to the organization, five cars with humanitarian aid arrived in town, which should be enough for about five thousand inhabitants of Debaltsevo.

According to the Ukrainian side, there was a fight in the area of Shirokino for about half an hour in the night of February 22 to 23. In the morning mortars worked near Shirokino until 10:40. Militia allegedly attacked positions of the AFU from locality Sakhanka. In response, the Ukrainian military opened fire with tanks. Residents of Mariupol reported that the sounds of artillery fire were heard from Shirokino.

South DPR
On February 23 at 10:00 am the militia positions in Novoazovsk were fired with tanks and 120 mm mortars.

As reported by the Ukrainian side, in total positions of the so-called ATO forces were shelled 14 times on February 23: Nikolayevka - 2 attacks (mortars, grenade launcher, small arms); Lebedinskoye - 2 attacks (artillery, self-propelled guns); Shirokino - 10 attacks (artillery, tanks, mortars, grenade launchers, small arms). At 17:25 sniper conducted aimed fire on the positions AFU in Shirokino.

Hostilities in LPR

According to the Ukrainian side, positions near the AFU at Popasnaya were fired with mortars in the morning of February 23 at 4:00 and 6:00. During the day, counter fights periodically took place at the city. Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups persist in their attempts to break through the militia positions on the outskirts of the city, the militias do not allow a breakthrough. From 18:30 to 21:00 exploding shells were heard in Popasnaya, also from the AFU checkpoint. Ukrainian side stated that the shelling of the AFU positions in the area of ​​ Popasnaya was conducted from the outskirts of Irmino and Pervomaisk.


The death toll in an explosion in Kharkov, which happened on February 22, grew up to 3: a 15-year-old boy died in hospital. According to preliminary data of the investigation, fragmentation antipersonnel mine detonated during the march in Kharkov. Mine was placed in a snow embankment on the side of the roadway on the Prospect of Marshal Zhukov.

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

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