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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on March, 5

Author: Ayre от 6.03.2015, 12:30
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On March 5 almost complete cease-fire could be observed in Donbass. However, local fights continued in some areas. So, sounds of gunfire at Donetsk airport are still not subsiding. On March 5 fighting intensified in the north of Gorlovka. Day generally passed quietly in the area of ​​the track Bakhmutka.

map for February 23
Hostilities in DPR

Night of March 4 of 5 passed quietly in Donetsk, full-scale hostilities were not conducted. Ukrainian law enforcers conducted shelling of the village Spartak twice and of Donetsk airport once with 120mm mortars and automatic grenade launcher in the night.

In the morning of March 5, periodic infantry battles were recorded at Donetsk airport. By 20:34 there was intense gunfire aside Peski and near Donetsk airport. By 23:10 Donetsk airport, Panfilovskaya mine terricone and the first site were shelled from Opytnoye several times.

Peski Airport
Handling of 23 bodies of killed Armed Forces of Ukraine fighters took place in Donetsk on March 5, the procedure engaged employees of the international mission of the Red Cross and representatives of the People's Republic of Donetsk. Official representatives of Kiev were not present at the procedure on Thursday, the bodies were taken away by volunteers. Deputy Head of the DPR Committee on POWs Lilia Radionova announced that Ukrainian security forces took back 200 bodies of dead soldiers in the period of February 15 to March 3.

Authorities of Donetsk People's Republic announced March 5 as a day of mourning over the death of people in "A.F. Zasyadko Mine ".

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry to study the issue of targeted assistance to the families of the miners killed in the mine in Donetsk.

Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross delivered more than 80 tons of humanitarian aid to Debaltsevo, including 50 tons of food, the rest - building materials, including house wrap and tarpaulin, as well as personal care products, candles and so on.

Hostilities in LPR

According to the Ukrainian side, militia forces allegedly fired on positions of so-called ATO at Krimskoye with small arms and grenade launchers in the morning of March 5.

Militia report of two AFU sabotage and reconnaissance groups caught at night of March 5 at the settlement Zhelobok.

In the morning of March 5 there were local skirmishes in the area of city Schastye - village Vesyolaya Gora.


US troops were already deployed to Lviv region to train Ukrainian soldiers, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said. Earlier it was reported that the United States plan to send at least 300 soldiers to Ukraine in March and October under cooperation with the Ukrainian army. Ukrainian authorities, for their part, did not confirm this information.

"Norman Four" is not satisfied by the way Minsk arrangements are fulfilled, they are implemented slowly even with all the positive advances. This was announced on Thursday by the State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin on the eve of a meeting of "Four’s" representatives of Foreign Ministries in Berlin. According to Karasin, there are some positive developments, but the main thing now is to pay attention to the completion of the withdrawal of heavy weapons in the parameters agreed and clearly defined by list of measures to implement Minsk agreements. It is also important, Karasin said, to start a political process, because the political process is actually not budged since the beginning of the ceasefire.

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


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