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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on March, 7-8

Author: Ayre от 9.03.2015, 11:59
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Last weekend, on March 7 and 8, the ceasefire was observed as a whole. Local fighting continued in the area of Donetsk airport in the south of DPR near the village Shirokino. In other parts of the front it remained calm.

map for February 23
Hostilities in DPR

The night of March 6 to 7 passed quietly In Donetsk, fighting was not conducted. By the morning on March 7 the situation remained calm in the city.

In the night of March 6 to 7 Ukrainian military violated the ceasefire in the area of Donetsk airport ten times: villages Spartak and Oktyabrsky, a Vesyoloye and 15th quarter suffered fire. The militia conducted small arms fire in response on AFU positions in the area of Opytnoye and Peski at night March of 6 to 7. Also Ukrainian positions in Avdeyevka were fired with grenade launchers and mortars. From 4:00 to 4:20 of March 7 Avdeyevka was under artillery fire.

The mission of the OSCE heard at least 50 explosions in the territory of Donetsk Airport controlled by the forces of the DPR between 10:14 and 11:40 am of March 7, mostly with automatic grenade launchers. Machine-gun fire was also heard in less than one kilometer to the north-west of the new terminal of Donetsk airport. Also, there were some mortar breaks in 300-500 meters away from the observer.

Around 22:10 of March 7 Ukrainian military fired at the area of Peski with heavy artillery from Krasnogorovka. By 22:30 of March 7 there was shooting battle in the area of ​​Peski, and AFU were conducting harassing artillery fire at the airport in Donetsk. At 23:27 there was unrest in the area of ​​Peski - shooting continued. Also Ukrainian military shelled the area of airport, village Spartak, "Volvo-center" and mine Oktyabrskaya in the night of March 8. On March 8 DPR militia positions near the village of Spartak suffered gunfire from Avdeyevka.

By 22:50 of March 7 there was shelling of Gorlovka from Mayorsk. Hits were recorded in the area of Kurdyumovka. At 02:30 of March 8 militia returned fire with mortars on positions of forces in the so-called ATO in the area of Mayorsk.

According to the headquarters of the so-called ATO, Ukrainian positions in the area of ​​settlements Luganskoye and Lozovoye were fired with mortars on March 7.

In the area of ​​ Mariupol the so-called forces of ATO withdrew self-propelled guns2S5 "Giatsint-S" on March 7 to safe boundaries. It was reported that the process of removing was fixed by OSCE observers according to Minsk arrangements.

During the night of March 7 militia positions at Novoazovsk and Shirokino were fired by the Ukrainian security services. The positions of the Ukrainian Army were fired by militia with small arms at Granitnoye. On March 7, according to the Ukrainian side, the Ukrainian military positions in the area of ​​Mariupol and Shirokino were allegedly fired with small arms and tank guns. From 22:30 to 22:50 of March 7 fire with mortars was allegedly conducted at positions of the so-called ATO at Shirokino. In the morning of March 8, the Ukrainian military fired at the people's militia in the village Shirokino with mortars and tank from Kominternovo.

Hostilities in LPR

On March 7 skirmishes with small arms were reported in the area of the so-called ATO forces positions near Stary Aidar.


Ukraine, performing Minsk agreement, allegedly completed the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact in Donbass on Saturday, March 7.

On March 7 motorcade of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry consisting of more than 20 vehicles brought more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid to Donetsk. Food and medical supplies were intended for families of miners who were killed or injured in an accident at the mine Zasyadko as a result of explosion on March 4.

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

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