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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on February, 24

Author: Ayre от 25.02.2015, 11:40
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On February 24, Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics began a full-scale withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line set by Minsk Agreement. The Ukrainian side, in turn, has not started the withdrawal of equipment cynically referring to the ongoing bombardment of the cities of Novorossia which it conducts itself.

map for February 23
Hostilities in DPR

Night of February 23 to 24 passed tensely in Donetsk, Ukrainian security forces were shelling the Kirovsky, Leninsky, Petrovsky, Kuibyshevsky district of the city. It was not reported about destruction and damage by shelling. At 8:00 it was quiet in the Kirovsky and the Leninsky districts.

On February 24 the AFU shelled Kievsky district of Donetsk and Gorlovka at about 10:30.There were no victims, fortunately.

On February 24, severe explosion thundered in Donetsk in the afternoon. This was reported by the local people in social networks. Townspeople reported that the shock wave was felt in a radius of several kilometers. Other details of the explosion were not reported.

Militia holding ground in the area of ​​the Donetsk airport were fired using cannon artillery and tank weapons simultaneously from two directions from firing positions within the area of ​​settlements Opytnoye and Avdeyevka. Following the acting ceasefire, the defenders of Donbass did not respond to provocations and did not open fire.

AFU did not provide security guarantees to emergency services of DPR, the OSCE and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), so the evacuation of the bodies of Kiev security officials from Donetsk airport was canceled. Previously, the ICRC sent a request to the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine to provide them with security guarantees in writing. They did not receive the answer.

At 16:40 gunfire was heard near the settlement Shirokino. No other details were reported. Meanwhile, the DPR army headquarters again refuted Kiev’s accusations of preparation for the offensive on Mariupol. Around 22:20 mortar fire on settlement Shirokino was recorded from Mariupol direction.

DPR conducted withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact starting at 9:00 of February 24. Armament was removed at such sites as Debaltsevo, Gorlovka, Donetsk and south.

The DPR Defense Ministry promised to return heavy weapons withdrawn on February 24 back to the positions if Kiev continues to violate the terms of the armistice.

Hostilities in LPR

On February 24 counter fighting continued on the track Bakhmutka near Novotoshkovskoye and 29th roadblock.

Local clashes were also reported at Popasnaya on February 24.

At about 21:00 sounds of small battle were heard in the village Tryokhizbyonka.

LPR
A counter fight took place between sabotage and reconnaissance groups of AFN and AFU in the area of ​​Valuiskoye and Bolotennoye.

Lugansk People's Republic militia started the withdrawal of rocket artillery from Debaltsevo 24 at 12:00 of February.

Others

President of Ukraine Poroshenko reached an agreement with the United Arab Emirates on the supply of arms and military equipment to Kiev. Types and volumes of supplies will not be disclosed.

The 16th column of the Russian Emergencies Ministry went to Rostov region with humanitarian aid for Donbass. Column left Noginsk Rescue Emergency Center in the morning of February 24. The cars will arrive in Kovalyovka where another column with humanitarian aid for the people of Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics will be formed on the territory of the Don Rescue Emergency Center. In the Rostov region cars from Noginsk will be joined by cars from other Russian regions. Most of the cargo is food, medicine, daily necessities and other facilities for the survival of the population of Donbass.

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

 


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