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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on March, 6

Author: Ayre от 7.03.2015, 10:36
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Friday, March 6, was quiet in general. Calm remained in many parts of the front. Attacks were traditionally recorded on Mariupol direction and in Donetsk airport.

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Hostilities in DPR

Night of March 5 to 6 was relatively calm in Donetsk, shelling was not recorded. The situation remained calm in general in the morning and during the day.

 On March 6 it was reported that militias and security forces agreed last night to keep silence in the building of the Donetsk airport for a week. Representatives of the Ukrainian security officials assured the DPR army that they will stop shelling of the airport, to allow rescuers to continue work on clearing the debris and search for the bodies of the Ukrainian military. However, the commission of the OSCE who worked in the new terminal of Donetsk airport suffered tank and mortar fire by the Ukrainian army from Peski. Militias evacuated all employees of the international mission from the building of the new terminal. As a result of tank shelling of new airport terminal in Donetsk by AFU one militiaman was wounded.

At 18:30 there was intense shooting battle at the site Spartak village-airport-Avdeyevka with grenade launchers for a few hours.

In the night of March 6 Kiev security forces opened fire on militia positions with mortars and hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns from Peski. Information on casualties among civilians and militia is unknown.

At half past five in the morning of March 6 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group fired with mortar in the area of ​​Makeyevka-Cheryomushki. No one was injured.

In the afternoon, around 15:45, there was intense battle at Mayorsk in the area of channel Seversky Donets-Donbass: the security forces opened fire at militia positions with small arms, heavy machine guns and tank shells from the direction of Dzerzhinsk.

By 2:40 of March 6 Ukrainian security forces were shelling the district Samsonovo-Novoazovsk from Mariupol direction. From 03:00 to 05:00 AFU conducted massive bombardment of Shirokino village with mortars and grenade launchers, there are no DPR army units in the village.

Hostilities in LPR

Representatives of the People's Militia of Lugansk People's Republic gave the Ukrainian side the bodies of five killed AFU soldiers on Friday, March 6, which were discovered in Chernukhino. All five victims were identified.

At 08:00 of March 6 a powerful explosion thundered in the center of Antratsit at supermarket on the square. There are no casualties. The causes of the explosion were not reported.


On March 6, according to the Ukrainian side, multiple rocket launchers "Uragan" were relocated to the encampment sites from combat positions along the line of contact. The artillery is ready to be loaded on flatcars for transportation to certain positions.

UK Ministry of Defense will give Ukraine non-lethal military equipment for 850 thousand pounds ($ 1.3 million at the rate of March 6), equipment includes: 2 thousand helmets of mark 6, 150 helmets with built-in night vision devices, 200 GPS-navigators, 220 rugged notebooks, 1000 first-aid packages.

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

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