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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on March, 19

Author: Ayre от 20.03.2015, 10:44
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On Thursday, March 19, Ukrainian security forces artillery destroyed road bridge over the river Seversky Donets near Stanitsa Luganskaya connecting the LPR and Ukraine. To date, the LPR Ministry of Extraordinary Situations has not yet assessed the extent of damage, and whether the bridge can be reconstructed. There is no reaction of international observers to the fact of open violation of the Minsk Agreement as well.

map for February 23
 Hostilities in DPR

In Dzerzhinsk (north of Gorlovka, under the control of Ukrainian security services) artillery work was heard around 1:30 am of March 19. No other details were reported.

According to Ukrainian Staff, allegedly mortars and grenade launchers were used against the forces of the so-called ATO 20 times on March 19, tanks - 4 times, small arms - 15 times. AFU positions came under fire near the settlements Krasnogorovka, Opytnoye, Peski. At 10:45, 17:20 and 18:05 AFU positions were allegedly fired with tank near Avdeyevka. At 13:15, 16:00 and 18:00 positions on the AFU near Peski were fired with 120-millimeter mortars.

On Artema direction AFU were allegedly fired in the area of ​​settlements Luganskoye and Mayorsk.

According to information from the headquarters of the so-called ATO in Mariupol, the Ukrainian positions were twice fired near the settlement Shirokino in the morning of March 19. It was alleged that 82-mm mortar was used from 8:20 to 8:30, and firearms - from 9:15 to 9:25.

According to the DPR Defense Ministry, Ukrainian law enforcers fired DPR territory nine times during March 19. In particular, Donetsk airport, Spartak village, the village Shirokino were bombarded. Grenade launchers and mortars were used, Spartak was fired with anti-aircraft guns, mortars, grenade launchers and anti-tank guided missiles, Shirokino – with small arms, anti-tank guns, tank shells and mortars.

 Hostilities in LPR

During the day there were skirmishes with the use of small arms near settlements Tryokhizbyonka and Sokolniki on the track Bakhmutka.

According to residents of Severodonetsk, AFU conduct several volleys (up to ten) daily with MRL in the direction of Pervomaisk and Stakhanov from a point between the villages Kapitanovo and Muratovo about 20:13.

The LPR Defense Ministry reported that AFU fired at the checkpoint near the bridge across the river Seversky Donets and the bridge itself near Stanitsa Luganskaya on March 19 around 19:00. The bombardment destroyed the bridge. The shelling was conducted from Bolotennoye (partly under the control of AFN, there are AFU positions in the fields), probably with SPGs.

AFN positions in Bolotennoye and Sizoye also were fired. All troops were alerted for the implementation of countermeasures to such provocation. MD believes that artillery withdrawn under the Minsk Agreement will be returned to the battlefield in the near future if Ukraine continues such policy.


US President Barack Obama ordered to train 780 Ukrainian soldiers of the National Guard, which is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and to send military vehicles to Ukraine, the first batch of which to be expected in late March.

35 British military instructors started training soldiers of the Ukrainian army in Nikolayev. The British train Ukrainians in defensive tactics and first aid treatment.

Mission of Ukraine to the European Union officially requested the EU Council to consider the issue of the start of peacekeeping operations in Donbass. The statement has a request to the European Council to cosider this matter and to begin consultations on the EU operation in the overall security and defense policy.

Ukrainian military have not yet taken heavy weapons from the line of contact in Donbass, Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin said.

Russian Emergencies Ministry convoy carrying humanitarian aid, which included the cars of the Red Cross, moved to Donbass at 04:00 of March 19. It had more than 170 cars, which brought more than 1,900 tons of humanitarian aid. Among them were materials for sowing, food, medicines, daily necessities, building materials for the reconstruction of destroyed facilities, educational literature and sports equipment for schools and educational institutions of Lugansk and Donetsk.

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

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