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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Novorossia\Ukraine update 3\10\2015..What Ceasefire! We have wounded every day

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DPR militia fighters say that the military and political situation worsened sharply

Sources in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's republic speak about the recent worsening of the military and political situation in the region.

"The situation worsened sharply over the last few days. The number of firefights, which reduced from 107 down to 4–6 before, yesterday again increased to 22," — the speaker of the People's Council of the DPR Andrey Purgin told "Interfax". He said that Kiev didn't withdraw heavy weapons "properly" and that the economic blockade of the region only gets worse.

"The economic blockade increased sharply, the regime on the checkpoints became more stringent on the Ukrainian side. Detentions of absolutely uninvolved people by the Ukrainian military continue as before. For example, yesterday they detained two paperboys, who drove to a Ukrainian checkpoint in the area of Yelenovka by taking a wrong turn absolutely accidentally. They have nothing to do with military action," — said Purgin.

Meanwhile, he is skeptical about the possibility of implementing the new Minsk agreements, if any such agreements are to be achieved.

"It would seem that there is a clear way out here — conducting the next talks. But Kiev is not going to observe these agreements. Talks are talks, but they try to achieve their goals by any means, despite any agreements," — said Purgin.

PS. Actually, the very thing about which I wrote several times is happening. The junta blends into the woodwork and sabotages even the most obvious points of the Minsk agreements. No full POW exchange happened yet, the shelling couldn't be fully stopped, the junta is effectively not withdrawing forces. Moreover, there is accumulation of forces for the next stage of the war. Not speaking about the refusal to engage in the dialogue with the DPR and the LPR and the absence of the desire to lift the blockade. Overall, there is nothing surprising that the situation is sometimes sharply worsening and at other times it improves a bit, because this is exactly the scheme that was used for the previous "truce". Actually, the summary in the spirit of "captain obvious to the rescue" is that Kiev is not going to observe these agreements, which was in principle clear right after the start of the third "truce". Overall, if nothing changes significantly here, then after a month or two of low-intensity shelling and fighting we may expect the next outburst of military action on the background of convulsive attempts to rig the fourth "truce".

PS. Among the interesting facts: units of the 79th air-mobile brigade are being redeployed to Perekop, which along with the recent mining of bridges in Chongar suggests the renewal of some military preparations in the area of Crimea, in which the junta traditionally engages during periods of "truce". However, it is unlikely that the junta will be able to accumulate something significant there in the nearest month in order to try its luck in the area of Perekop and Chongar.


On Tuesday, March 10, President of Ukraine Poroshenko will gather the Military Cabinet, which will take important decisions. He said this in the air of "First National" TV channel. He noted that shelling does not happen on the 485-kilometer front line, except for a small area in Peski and Avdeyevka, but small arms, RPGs are used. The president also said that he ordered to build a line of defense and to ensure the effective operation of the front line.

According to Ukrainian media reports, clashes continued near the settlement Shirokino by 22:30 (MSK). Small arms and tanks are used.

From 5 am to 19 pm the positions of ATO forces were fired 16 times, ATC reports. Attacks were conducted with small arms, but mortars, tanks, even allegedly artillery were also used. "The largest number of cases of the silence violation were recorded at the Donetsk direction. Criminals attacked the positions of the AFU in the area of Peski, Avdeyevka, Vodyanoye, Opytnoye with 120-millimeter mortars and grenade launchers.

Also the positions of the AFU were fired on Artema direction, near the village of Troitskoye from 6:20 to 6:45 and from 6:50 to 7:40. It was also stated that infantry troops allegedly tried to attack the stronghold of ATO forces near the village of Mayorsk from 11:35 to 12:20.

The clashes in Shirokino lasted almost the whole day. This was reported by the press officer of the sector "M" Oleg Sushinskiy. According to him, mortar attack at Shirokino discontinued by 18:30. There is periodical gunfire. 4 people from the AFU receive qualified medical care, the sector "M" said.

The deputy commander of the DPR Ministry of Defense personal corps Eduard Basurin demonstrated a map of Ukrainian security services to LifeNews, where some sectors are marked they had to conduct artillery strikes at. The document also shows the location of the AFU firing batteries.

"This is a working map of AFU 128th Brigade artillery battalion commander, which militiamen seized during the retreat of the security forces from Debaltsevo pocket. There is firepower marked consisting of a self-propelled howitzers, the positions of firing squads, as well as areas which it was planned to start firing at",

- DPR Defense Ministry spokesman said.

In particular, residential areas to the east of Yunokomunarovsk and north of Yenakiyevo are marked on the map. Security officials managed to fulfill their plans: nine civilians were killed, six more were injured in shelling of these settlements.

- Map is an evidence of war crimes of Ukraine against humanity, against the people of Donbass. We call on the international community for an impartial investigation of all such facts

- Basurin summed.

Ukrainian media statements on the completion of withdrawal of heavy weapons by Ukrainian security forces are untrue, deputy corps commander of the DPR Defense Ministry Eduard Basurin said today at a briefing in the press center DAN.

"Statements of Ukrainian mass media on the completion of withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact by security forces on March 7 do not correspond to reality, since almost all of the equipment is located in 20-30 km from the actual line of contact and is able to return to their former positions in a couple of hours,"

- Basurin said.

In addition the DPR Ministry of Defense fixed concentration of Kiev troops and military equipment in the area of ​​ Artyomovsk.

"In the area of ​​the village, violating all agreements, there are now more than 200 armored vehicles, nine systems of MLRS "Uragan" and six pieces of artillery with caliber of 122 and 152 millimeters,"

- Basurin said.

Defense Ministry of Donetsk People's Republic recorded 34 violations of "Silent Mode" by the Ukrainian security services in the morning of March 8. This was announced by deputy commander of the DPR Ministry of Defense Corps Eduard Basurin at a briefing in the press center DAN today.

"During the day and last night 22 violations of "silent mode" by Ukrainian law enforcers were recorded, - Basurin said. - Including 11 attacks using heavy 120mm mortars, as well as one with tanks and artillery weapons. The largest number of attacks on our positions by the Ukrainian side - twelve – was recorded in the area of Donetsk airport. "

"Today another 12 violations were recorded - deputy corps commander added. - The fire was conducted with mortars, AGLs, ICVs. "

Ukrainian military reported that they are not going to withdraw heavy weapons completely.

Kiev security officials said that they have no confirmation of withdrawal of art by militias. RT writes this referring to the statement of security forces operation Spokesman Andrey Lysenko.

Ukrainian soldier violates ceasefire firing on militia positions.

Kiev security forces conducted strikes at the territory of the LPR with heavy mortars for the first time since the ceasefire under the Minsk Agreement started in Donbass. This was stated by Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic Sergey Ivanushkin.

"Today mine "Pervomaiskaya" was fired at about 9:30 am, which is located in the vicinity of the village Mikhailovka"

- he said.

"There were four rockets of a 120-mm mortar fired. They shot purposefully at the mine from the city Zolotoye, which is controlled by the Ukrainian side,"

- Ivanushkin said.

"According to preliminary data, there are no victims and wounded,"

- he said.


On March 9 situation remained stable in Novorossia, on the whole. There were violations of the ceasefire again in Donetsk People's Republic in the area of Donetsk airport, as well as in the south of the DPR, where, according to the Ukrainian side, there supposedly was tank battle during the day.

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