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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on March, 23

Author: Ayre от 24.03.2015, 10:50
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On March 23 the situation continues deteriorating on the territory of Donbass. Violating the truce, Ukrainian security forces intensified shelling of Gorlovka and Donetsk, and civilians were killed in Novorossia again. On March 23 gunfire killed 10-year-old girl in Petrovsky district of Donetsk, and a 14-year-old boy became a victim of firing in the area of Gorlovka. The number of war victims to date is, according to the UN, more than six thousand killed and more than 15,000 wounded.

map for March 22
Hostilities in DPR

At 00:00 of March 23 shelling of Oktyabrsky district of Donetsk began. By 00:15 of March 23 Ukrainian security forces were firing in the direction of Donetsk airport and St. Iveron monastery. By 7:30 it was quiet in Donetsk. During March 23 attacks intensified in Donetsk, northern and western suburbs suffered artillery attacks of Ukrainian military, as well as the Petrovsky district of the city. The shelling in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk killed a 10-year-old child, five militia soldiers were wounded.

In Peski there was fighting during March 23.

By 19:15 of March 23 there was fighting and mortar shelling in the area of ​​the airport in Donetsk and settlement Peski.

On March 23 there was fighting between the Ukrainian military and the militia in the area of Avdeyevka around 17:20. Details were not reported.

On March 23 cases of shelling by the AFU in Gorlovka became more frequent, a 14-year-old boy was the victim of firing.

On March 23 fighting continued at Shirokino. During the night of March 22 to 23 militia had several wounded fighters. Ukrainian security officials continue to reinforce infantry on the western outskirts of the city, trying to achieve control Shirokino by superiority in manpower and artillery. According to the headquarters of the so-called ATO, the positions of Ukrainian security forces near the village Shirokino were fired with small arms and mortars 5 times on March 23.

Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine, as a whole, records growing intensity of the fighting around and inside of Shirokino. SMM noted in its press release that the intensification of fighting leads to an increase in the number of victims and to the destruction of infrastructure.

In general, according to the Ukrainian side, militia in different sectors of the front allegedly used mortars and grenade launchers 15 times, small arms 7 times, tanks thrice and artillery once from 8:00 to 20:00 during the day.

According to the DPR Defense Ministry, Ukrainian law enforcers violated the ceasefire in Donbass44 times on March 23. They used tanks and mortars of 82 and 120 mm caliber. Targets were the same as usual. These are town Shirokino, positions near Donetsk airport, area of Gorlovka and Logvinovo.

Hostilities in LPR

According to the Ukrainian side, militia fired the positions of AFU in Orekhovo with MLRS "Grad" at 2:15 of March 23. However, militia refutes this message because LPR "Grads" are at Perevalsk for the current day, away from the front. At the same time Ukrainian MLRS are in Krimskoye, Tryokhizbyonka and at Novotoshkovskoye.

During the night of March 22 to 23 fire activity was also recorded in the settlement Krimskoye, where there was a clash between Ukrainian security forces and militia, on the road Bakhmutka single breaks were heard in the area of ​​ the 29th checkpoint, it was also reported that small arms were used in the area of Sokolniki at 4:00, shootout with automatic weapons periodically broke out in Stanitsa Luganskaya.

River Borovaya

By 00:25 of March 23 there was an explosion in the area of ​​the Kiev military office in Odessa. According to preliminary data, no one was hurt. The explosion happened on the first floor of the house, there was an office of Alevtina Korotkaya engaged in volunteer activities supporting the soldiers in the area of ​​the so-called ATO. The blast smashed windows in many apartments on the first and second floors.

The US Congress passed a resolution calling to send weapons to Ukraine. Resolution is advisory in nature and calls for the president to "use the authority granted by the Congress to provide lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine."

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


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