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The war in Novorossia Online 03.23.2015 Chronicle

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4:27 Video of active armed clashes near the settlement Peski. Recorded by the Ukrainian side. It is argued that video was shot on March 23.

2:24 Video from the Ukrainian side captured on March 22 in the village of Peski. The video depicted the wounded Ukrainian military and the OSCE observers who were present in the at that time village.

1:12 Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for March 22-23

Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for 22-23 March 2015

00:31 US State Department accused the militia of firing at Ukrainian positions near the settlement Peski. This was announced by the State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf at a press conference. According to the Americans, there were DPR fighters who attacked the Ukrainian positions near the village of Peski, where OSCE observers inspected the checkpoint. Most likely it is about the incident with 5 wounded soldiers of the battalion "OUN" and 2 Ukrainian border guards reported earlier.

23:12 Petro Poroshenko met with UN Deputy General Secretary and Head of the UN Development Programme Helen Clark, who arrived in Ukraine with an official visit. The parties, as noted, discussed a wide range of issues, among which the situation in the Donbass region was the main one, RIA Novosti reported.


"The President stressed the need to intensify efforts towards the introduction of peacekeepers under UN auspices to de-escalate the situation in Donbass, and expressed the hope that the UN Security Council and the General Assembly of the organization will adopt a mandate,"
- as said in a message posted on the official website of the Ukrainian president.

23:06 According to the National Deputy of Ukraine Denisenko, a war was declared against Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration. He also said that Poroshenko promised Putin in Minsk talks to withdraw Kolomoisky from the post of governor and to destroy the "right sector." As the MP told, the building of "Ukrnafta" is now guarded by fighters of the organization "Sich", Kolomoisky is its founder. Denisenko said that the fighters received weapons as service ones, as they have fought in the "Dnepr-1" battalion and "right sector."

According to him, the "Sich" soldiers previously involved in SBU special operations in the zone of the so-called ATO.

22:33 A 10-year-old girl was killed during the shelling of Donetsk, five militiamen were injured, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the deputy commander of the militia headquarters in the proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk Eduard Basurin.

"During the day attacks by Ukrainian law enforcers killed a ten-year-old girl in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, injured five militia soldiers "
- Basurin told.

22:14 Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine reports of the intensification of fighting in and around the village Shirokino (20 km from Mariupol), SMM said in a statement on Monday.

The press release notes that the activation of the fighting leads to an increase in the number of victims, the injuries and the destruction of infrastructure.

22:10 In the area of ​​the so-called ATO skirmishes between the Ukrainian and Novorossian military forces continued on March 23. Major clashes took place today near the settlement Avdeyevka. Ukrainian security services HQ reports about this on its Facebook page. According to them, DPR fighters fired with 120-millimeter mortars4 times, with tanks 3 times.

At 17:20 (MSK) there was fighting between the Ukrainian military and the militia near Avdeyevka. Ukrainian military also said that their positions were allegedly fired with 82-mm mortars near the settlement Peski 4 times during the day.
It was also stated that DPR troops attacked positions of the Ukrainian troops in the area of ​​mine "Dutovka" with 122-millimeter artillery at 18:20 (MSK).

On Mariupol direction positions of ATO forces were fired 5 times with small arms and mortars near the village Shirokino.

According to the Ukrainian side, militia allegedly used mortars and rocket-propelled grenades15 times, small arms 7 times, tanks thrice and artillery once from 8:00 to 20:00 (MSK) during the day.

21:11 Message from residents of Stanitsa Luganskaya:

"It is not very quiet here. AFU checkpoints are actually now in the city. Militia entrenched around on that and this banks. Constant mutual firing with machine guns and armored vehicles does not stop. Militias were in Stanitsa several times during winter and even autumn. Now the militia are not in town, but nearby. There is a jillion of Ukrainian law enforcers, "Smerches" and "Uragans" are ready to shoot in the direction of Lugansk. I and my friends overheard a talk between Colonel and another officer (could not see straps) outside, they are about 9000- 10000 here, but they are afraid, and that is why they blew up the bridge. They want to return control of the neighborhoods and settlements of Sizoye and Bolotennoye. There is a lot of deserters, drunkenness is thriving, they rape women and even schoolgirls. We look forward when the LPR troops come, and this terror to be finally ended. We know that it is not so smooth in the LPR, but our living there is dearer. "

20:47 Message from channel "First Operational":

By 19:15 there was fighting and mortar attacks at the airport of Donetsk and the settlement Peski.

20:07 Roundup of Novorossia for March 22-23
1. The DPR Defense Ministry reported of numerous cases of ceasefire violation by Ukrainian security forces.
2. DPR curriculum has a new discipline now - safety lessons.
3. The Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios confirmed that the two culprits of the accident in Konstantinovka were drunk at the moment of arrest.
4. Moscow urges to united impact on Kiev.
5. DW: Ukraine lacks 165 million euros for the Chernobyl sarcophagus.
6. Igor Kolomoisky: LPR and DPR have established themselves.
7. A powerful explosion thundered in one of the houses of Odessa in the night.
8. The chairman of "Ukrainian railways" threatened with using force to regain control of the South-Western Railway.
9. The Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Yury Stets suggested an 8 to 15-year imprisonment for employees of DPR and LPR channels.
10. A member of Parliament: Donbass is inhabited with "the descendants of Moscow drunken scum"


19:46 On March 23 it was reported by the "Varyag" unit commander Alexander Matyushin:

"Ukrainian army conducts shelling of militia forces across the front line. In recent days the cases of shelling by the AFU frequented near the village of Peski and Gorlovka. Also northern and western suburbs of Donetsk suffered artillery attacks by Ukrainian military, as well as the Petrovsky district of the city. In southbound fighting continues near Shirokino. The fighters of the "right sector" and "Azov" move up heavy artillery there and conduct strikes against the militia with it. Also, shooting was heard near the town of Makeyevka from Yasinovataya. Strikes or the enemy reconnaissance in force were recorded there. The DPR armed forces were put on full alert and are ready to repel any attack of the enemy. "

19:19 The overview of map of hostilities in Novorossia for March 21-22.

17:34 NATO wants to build up presence in the Black Sea "in order to maintain stability in the region." This is stated in a joint statement of defense ministers of Romania, Mircea Dusa, and the UK, Michael Fallon, Agerpres reports.

"During today's talks, we discussed a number of important issues, one of which concerns the security and military-political situation in the Black Sea region as a result of the crisis in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Our countries must take all measures to ensure the permanent presence of NATO forces in the Black Sea for the safety of the region",
- the statement reads.

16:31 The situation gets complicated again on the Ukraine-controlled territory of the LPR. It is reported by the press service of the so-called Lugansk Regional State Administration.
For the last day and last night (March 22 to 23) fire activity was recorded in the settlement Krimskoye (there was a clash between Ukrainian security forces and militias), on Bakhmutka track (single explosions were heard in the area of ​​29th checkpoint), in Stanitsa Luganskaya (shootout broke out periodically with automatic weapons), the report said. None of the civilians was injured. Information about the injured or killed military was not reported.

There is silence in other traditional hotspots.

14:55 Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman signed a resolution of Parliament on the recognition of individual territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions as temporarily occupied, according to the Rada website.

Parliament has adopted a resolution on March 17.

The document shall enter into force on the day following its publication.

12:25 Ukrainian security forces violated the ceasefire52 times over the past day, five militiamen were wounded as a result of shelling. The DPR ministry of defense reported of this to DAN correspondent on March 23.

"We recorded 52 violations last day. There were 24 mortar attacks, ten tank shells, two anti-tank guided missiles were released. The other 16 rounds were released with automatic grenade launchers, antiaircraft guns and small arms, "
- the Ministry of Defense said.

In general, most of violations were recorded near Shirokino. Ukrainian security officials used "D-30" when firing, also violations were observed in the area of Donetsk airport "
- Basurin said.

The most intense shelling was recorded in the settlements Shirokino and Spartak. 
"There is no information about the victims among the civilian population"
- DPR MD added to DAN correspondent.

11:48 ATC Press Service states that militia allegedly shelled Ukrainian positions near the settlement Orekhovo (AFU-controlled territory of LPR) with MLRS "Grad" at 2:15 (MSK) of March 23. It was also reported that firearms were used near the settlement Sokolniki at 4:00.

11:38 In the evening of March 22 and in the night of March 23, the fighting took place near the settlement Shirokino. It is reported by the press service of the ATC.

So Ukrainian side claims that the AFU positions in the vicinity of Shirokino were allegedly twice fired with 120-mm mortars and small arms.

In addition, it is stated that the positions of ATO forces were fired almost 20 times from 21:00 of March 22 to 6:00 (MSK) of March 23.

10:47 Summary of hostilities in Novorossia for 03.21-22.2015

10:15 Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for March 21, 2015

Map of hostilities and the humanitarian news of Novorossia with the guerrilla zones for March 21, 2015

9:17 The shelling near the village of Peski wounded 5 fighters of Battalion "OUN" and two border guards. According to the "OUN" battalion commander Nikolay Kokhanivsky in his Facebook profile, shelling of the positions of ATO forces began with mortars and RPGs at 17:00 of March 22. Battalion "OUN" also conducted fire.

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