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The war in Novorossia Online 03.20.2015 Chronicle

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3:00 The newspaper "Voice of Ukraine" published the Law "On Amendments to Article 10 of the Law of Ukraine" On special order of the local government in some areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. "Excerpts from the document on Friday, March 20, are brought by news agency "112 Ukraine" . Amendments shall enter into force on the day following its publication.

According to the document, two points to be added to the law on the status of Donbass that determine the terms of entry into force of certain of its provisions.

Thus, paragraph 4 states that Articles 2-9 will come into force on the date of acquisition of powers by local authorities in some areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which to be elected by special election. It is emphasized that the will of citizens should be implemented according to the Constitution of Ukraine, this one and other laws of Ukraine.

Separately, the need for removal of all illegal armed groups and their military equipment, fighters and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine is noted, to prevent their unlawful interference in the election process.

According to the document, the elections should take place in compliance with the principles of equality of rights and opportunities to participate in the electoral process. The participants should be provided with freedom of pre-election campaign, equal access to the media.

For this purpose Ukrainian television and radio must be restored, the Ukrainian printed media returned throughout the whole territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions,

 - The law states.

23:35 The DPR will form Interior Ministry troops, deputy chairman of the Security and Defense Committee in DPR parliament Dmitry Perepyolkin reported.

DPR Interior Ministry troops will be empowered to assist in the protection of state borders of the republic, they will also oppose terrorism and extremism, will be able to create their own special intelligence units, as well as convoy special cargos and protect of mission-type objectives,

 - Perepyolkin said, quoted by Donetsk news agency.

22:13 In case of escalation of the situation in Donbass US can provide weapons to Ukraine, US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said, speaking on Friday at a Brussels Forum.

This decision is up to the president. Of course, we are observing what is happening. We are hoping and working to achieve the best results over the full implementation of Minsk agreements. But if this does not happen and we really see the breakout of aggression and violence, we would act otherwise,

- Nuland said, whose words are cited by "Ukrinform".

22:01 Turkey allocated $ 50 million loan and $ 10 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

We are also grateful for the provision of $ 10 million of humanitarian aid to our country ... I also thank President Erdogan for the decision to give Ukraine a loan of 50 million dollars to cover the budget deficit,

 - Poroshenko said, quoted by UNIAN.

21:51 Ukrainian security officials said that the militia violated the ceasefire27 times last day. According to the press center of the ATO, militias used mortars and rocket-propelled grenades16 times, small arms 10 times and the tank 1 time from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm of Friday.
The greatest number of attacks, according to ATO headquarters, was observed in the direction of Donetsk, UNN reports.

21:37 On March 19 officers of the Security Service of Ukraine detained OSCE observer. They wore a bag on his head and handcuffed his hands. This is stated in the report of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the organization.

Three men in civilian clothes came to the OSCE observer, who had just came out of the train in the government-controlled Kramatorsk (78 kilometers north of Donetsk). Two of them were wearing masks and guns. They handcuffed the observer and put a bag on his head before asking to introduce himself. Once he did this, he was released with an apology,

 - RIA Novosti quotes the report of the SMM.
The men introduced themselves as SBU, according to the material.

21:12 OSCE observers recorded 90 volleys of three Ukrainian army tanks at DPR positions in the village Shirokino (about 10 km east of Mariupol) for three hours on Thursday, according to the report of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine published on Friday.

At the same time, they recorded about 30 shots of the tanks and 82-mm mortar near the positions of the AFU.

On the same day observers noticed only small arms fire in Donetsk airport, where there previously were also skirmishes with heavy weapons.

21:03 Roundup of Novorossia for March 19-20, 2015
1. The DPR Ministry of Defense recorded violations by the security forces.
2. Pensions and salaries to be paid to public sector employees of Lugansk People's Republic in rubles.
3. On March 23 official postal service will start operating between Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
4. Fights and swearing: how Kolomoisky protected his interests in "Ukrtransnafta" office
5. Ukraine to legalize the invitation of foreign mercenaries.
6.. Kiev continues to make statements and to take legislative measures related to the armed conflict.
7. Russia submitted a new draft resolution to the UN Security Council on the implementation of the Minsk Agreement on the settlement of the conflict in Donbass.
8. Ukrainian and Western media say investigators from the Netherlands found the elements of the missile "Buk" in the wreckage of a Malaysian "Boeing" crashed over Donbass.
9. The President yelled at workers of Kiev airport "Borispol" who got laid off.

20:34 From message of militiaman with the call sign "Sych".

After yesterday's undermining of the bridge near Stanitsa Luganskaya militia on the track Bakhmutka was reinforced, everyone is ready for battle. The situation is tense, Ukrainian security forces deploy in battle and offensive dispositions - near Stanitsa and Bakhmutka, it is quieter at rest of the front. Destruction of Schastye bridge is predicted in the near future.

The destruction of the bridges is meaningless at the moment and is backed by such an order "let no one get them." In short, this is a stupid destruction of infrastructure - no more. After all, we have a pontoon ferry and amphibians, the boats finally. They cannot just block our way. In the meantime, the sounds of gunfire and explosions are more frequent at the front.

In the area of ​​Zhelobok militia positions were shot 9 times for the last day: 5 times with small (including APCs), 2 - with mortars and 2 – with a tank. Militias in turn drove up the finally renovated trophy from Southern pocket - flamethrower ICV.


the front line on the map is relative

19:25 Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for March 19-20, 2015

Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for March 19-20, 2015

17:52 Photos by RIA Novosti news agency. Author - Gennady Dubovoy. The situation in Donetsk.

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17:17 Donetsk People's Republic and Kiev exchanged lists of prisoners of war, the DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova told RIA Novosti on Friday.

We passed Kiev the list with 200 names. It has only military. Kiev also gave us a list we are working on now. I cannot tell the format of the upcoming exchange and its date yet,

- Representative said.

16:27 Ukrainian security officials report of the implementation of the Minsk agreement on withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact in Donbass, according to them, it was confirmed by the OSCE observers.
On the eve the deputy head of the special monitoring mission (SMM) Alexander Hug said that the OSCE observers cannot yet confirm the complete withdrawal of heavy weapons by parties of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. According to Hug, observers would not confirm the removal of heavy equipment "for show".

Ukrainian army implements Minsk agreement on withdrawal of heavy weapons exemplarily, international observers from the OSCE monitoring mission visited the storage of weapons and confirmed that heavy equipment was withdrawn by the Ukrainian side,

 - Ukrainian security forces representative Andrey Lysenko said on Friday.

At the same time, he said, the militia did not provide any information about their weapons placement.

15:31 Report and photos by an eyewitness, a resident of Donetsk.

Today (March 20) I was in Putilovka (Putilovka bridge - Ed.) And saw that there is some strange thing in the grass. Ukrainian saboteurs continue to put such things in the cities of Novorossia. Be careful and call the militia, if you notice something like that.

Finding in Donetsk

14:01 Netherlands plan to resume exploration work at the Boeing crash site in Ukraine in April.

This was reported by the Dutch government.

According to it, a group of 12 soldiers and police officers was sent to Ukraine to estimate the situation on the ground and pave the way for the resumption of the mission. The group is accompanied by the representative of the Security Council of the Netherlands - the organization that investigates the causes of the tragedy.

Specialists will work on site until March 28

 - the government said.
- The information received will be used for the final decision and development of a plan to resume the search at the site of the crash.

Military officers and police plan to explore the area to the north-west of the settlement Petropavlovka, where the Dutch experts were unable to get last year because of the security situation.

13:34 Ukrainian military claim that their positions in the area of ​​special operation in Donbass were fired 15 times last night (March 19 to 20).

In general, during the night, gangs used their weapons ten times from 8 pm to midnight, five more cases of violations of the silence were recorded from midnight to 7 am of March 20

 - the press-center of security forces said on a page in Facebook.

According to the military, the enemy struck at the positions of Ukrainian troops with weapons that had to be withdrawn from the boundary line back in early March for a distance of not less than 25 kilometers. In particular, it is reported that the shelling was recorded at Donetsk, Lugansk and Mariupol directions.


13:30 European Council will consider the question in June of whether to extend sanctions against Russia. French President Francois Hollande told this according to the results of the EU summit.

The European Council will consider the question in June of whether to extend sanctions against Russia. Today’s summit identified the need to connect the implementation of the provisions of Minsk agreements with the process of sanctions. This is an important step. That is, if there is a violation of Minsk agreements, the sanctions will not only be left, but their tightening will be carried out,

- Hollande said.
This proposal of France and Germany was approved by the participants of the summit,

 - He said.

13:13 Video report from PolitRussia. Donetsk: disturbing silence. Minsk Agreement 2015.

This story contains no facts, no matters, no appeal. And there is no plot itself in this story. Just a set of pictures, sounds and human destinies. Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk, Turchynov, Paruby and other Ukrainian leaders do not fulfill their obligations under Minsk Agreement.

13:06 Lugansk People's Republic is ready to continue the work in the contact group in Ukraine, or to seek other forms of dialogue, LPR spokesman in contact group Vladislav Deynego told RIA Novosti in Lugansk on Friday.

If it (contact group - Ed.) remains as a body, we, of course, will take part,

 - Deynego said.

If, for example, the "Norman Four" decides that it has exhausted itself, then we will look for other forms

 - He added.

Deynego said that since the last online video conference last Friday, "there were no moves " regarding the continuation of the contact group.

11:35 Video from eyewitnesses from the bridge blown up on the eve near Stanitsa Luganskaya.

10:53 Press Service of the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations reports that there was a fire in the summer kitchen in the courtyard of an apartment house due to the falling of the Ukrainian security forces projectile in Gorlovka on the eve. The fire destroyed the roof, ceiling, window and door frames.

10:27 Defense Ministry of Donetsk People's Republic reported on March 20:

During the day, 33 cases of shelling of settlements were recorded, 20 violations were there in the night...... villages Spartak, Zhabichevo, Shirokino and Avdeyevka, Donetsk airport area and Peski, mine Oktyabrskaya in the Kievsky district of the city were shelled.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the firing of settlements was conducted with artillery, tanks, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft systems.

The shelling of militia positions at the village Shirokino killed three and wounded six soldiers. There is no information on casualties among the civilian population,

- the Ministry of Defense stressed.

10:16 Summary of hostilities in Novorossia for March 19, 2015.

9:45 Representatives of the international monitoring mission of the OSCE inspected today the place of temporary deployment of heavy weapons of the DPR army in Amvrosiyevka district withdrawn from the line of contact according to Minsk agreement of February 12, 2015.

Let us call it the "common place" of temporary placement of weapons,

- DPR Ministry of Defense DCC Eduard Basurin told DAN.
- According to the Minsk Agreement, guns with a caliber of more than 100 mm were withdrawn from the line of contact to the distance claimed in Minsk Agreement.

During the inspection staff of the OSCE mission inspected all kinds of heavy weapons of DPR militia on several sites of temporary placement.

OSCE Mission rewrote guns’ numbers. In the future they can come here at any moment and check their presence in their original places,

 - Basurin said.
- Having a number of guns, they can always verify them.

9:00 Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for March 17-18, 2015

Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for March 17 – 18, 2015

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