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Summary of hostilities in Novorossia on March, 24

Author: Ayre от 25.03.2015, 12:34
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On March 24 there were active hostilities in the suburbs of Donetsk, on the road Bakhmutka, as well as in the area of ​​Shirokino where monitoring mission of the OSCE, under attack by the Ukrainian security officials were Representative of the Russian Armed Forces in JCMC Colonel General Alexander Lentsov, as well as a group of Russian journalists, at least one person was injured by gunfire.

map for March 22,
Hostilities in DPR

Night of March 23 to 24 was relatively calm in Donetsk. Reports of incidents have not been reported by residents.

Local residents reported that powerful explosion thundered in Donetsk about 21:40, it could be heard even in the neighboring Makeyevka. Residents of different areas of the city reported about the explosion, mainly in the Kievsky district, as well as the Kalininsky, Proletarsky, Oktyabrsky districts, residents of the Fifth site, Putilovka, and less clearly at Bosse and ‘fork’. it was quiet in the center of the city, according to residents. Residents of neighboring Makeyevka confirmed that the echoes of the explosion came to their town, too. Information about the cause of the explosion has not been reported.

In the night of March 23 to 24 Ukrainian army fired at the area of Donetsk airport with heavy machine guns and AGLs from Peski. AFU used mainly heavy machine guns and AGLs.

There was fighting at Peski with small arms on March 24. The same evening, the AFU continued shelling of militia positions in the area of ​​Peski with mortars and small arms. Ukrainian security forces control the western part of the village and several heights around. By 22:15 infantry fighting continued in Peski.

Near the village of Spartak there were shooting fights during March 24.

After midnight of March 24 Ukrainian army units began to advance from Avdeyevka to the area adjacent to Donetsk airport. They opened fire at positions of the militia. However, the militia were able to repel the attack of the AFU.

During the night of March 24 there was a fight in the area of Gorlovka. AFU were shelling with KPVT, AA-mounts, Utyos, RPG-7, AGLs, small arms and tanks from three directions: from the mine "Yuzhnaya", settlements Shumy and Mayorsk. The fight continued for about 5 hours.

During March 24 Ukrainian law enforcers fired militia positions in settlement Krasny Pakhar with mortars, tanks and small arms from Troitskoye.

As stated in the headquarters of the so-called ATO, the settlements Peski, Avdeyevka, villages Leninskoye and Shirokino were attacked in the night of March 23 to 24. During the day, according to the Ukrainian side, there were 16 attacks on Ukrainian positions. Allegedly the positions of the AFU in Shirokino and Staromaryevka were fired with 120-millimeter mortars. Also Ukrainian strongholds allegedly suffered fire with mortars, grenade launchers and anti-tank weapons near the villages Novosyolovka and Nikolayevka.

Shelling of militia positions with tanks, 120-mm mortars and "Vasilyok" mortars lasted all the night of March 24 in the area of Shirokino, relative calm has come about three o'clock in the morning. In the afternoon fighting resumed in Shirokino.

On March 24 in the area of ​​Shirokino representatives of the monitoring mission of the OSCE and Russian journalists suffered fire by the Ukrainian security officials. On the movement of joint monitoring mission of the OSCE to the locality for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the ceasefire, the convoy was fired from the positions of the AFU. Except the staff of the mission, there was an attack on the representative of the Russian Armed Forces in the Joint Center for Monitoring and Control (JCMC) Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov, as well as journalists of Ren-TV channel. The car was fired, which was driving crew trying to leave the city. The bombardment injured the car driver. Journalists were forced to hide from shelling in nearby houses, they were able to escape to a safe place in Bezimyannoye village on the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov only in the evening.

Hostilities in LPR

On March 24 a battle took place between the militia and the Ukrainian security forces with the use of armored vehicles near Sokolniki. About a company of Ukrainian soldiers, supported by mortar fire, attacked militia positions in the area of ​​the settlement. As a result of a failed maneuver of the militia platoon, the defenders of Donbass found themselves in the crossfire of three Ukrainian ICVs and mortars. However, two militia tanks having come up in time destroyed one AFU ICV, the other two retreated under tank shells fire. Militia platoon was able to return to their original positions. Ukrainian company also left under militia fire.

During March 24 20 attacks were recorded on the highway Bakhmutka near the contact line, mainly with BRDMs and ICVs.


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

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