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Published in Stream:
Day 743: March 1, 2016
Press by
The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Military And Civilian Casualties After Another Day Of Fighting Near Donetsk And Mariupol
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The Ukrainian military claimed this morning that Russian-backed fighters had conducted 54 attacks over the last 24 hours.

According to the ATO Press Centre report, 35 attacks were recorded in the Donetsk area and 19 near Mariupol.

The Donetsk Regional Military-Civil Administration announced that three civilians had been wounded over that time period.

Two were wounded west of Donetsk, one receiving blast trauma injuries and another a gunshot wound.

Another civilian with gunshot wounds was admitted to hospital in Mariupol.

Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, a military spokesman for the Presidential Administration, told reporters at noon today that three Ukrainian soldiers had been wounded over the last 24 hours.

The casualties were incurred by enemy fire in Krasnogorovka and Marinka, as well as a tripwire mine near Kamenka.

The military reports that at 19:00 120 mm mortars were used to shell Ukrainian positions close to the village of Nevelskoye, northwest of Donetsk city, while Krasnogorovka was shelled an hour earlier with 82 mm mortars.

North of Donetsk, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms were used in attacks near Marinka, Krasnogorovka, Peski, Vodyanoye, Novoselovka Vtoraya and Troitskoye, as well as Novgorodskoye, towards Gorlovka.

Military spokesman Sergei Zhmurko told the 112 television channel that the last small-arms attack near Krasnogorovka took place after midnight.

Meanwhile the pro-separatist Donetsk News Agency reports, citing a source in the security forces of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), that Ukrainian troops shelled the Donetsk Airport area with 82 mm mortars.

The separatist-backed head of the Petrovsky district administration, Maksim Zhukovsky, told the news site that a civilian woman as well as two Russian-backed fighters had been wounded by Ukrainian fire in the west of the Donetsk.


Ukrainian military spokesman Aleksandr Kindsfater told that in the south of the Donetsk region, Russian-backed fighters had shelled positions near Gnutovo with 82 mm mortars at around 18:00.

According to Sergei Zhmurko, Ukrainian positions near Shirokino last came under fire at 4:30 this morning.

-- Pierre Vaux