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Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 7 Wounded, 2 Concussed in Last 24 Hrs; Ukraine Provides Evidence to World Court
3 years
Stream: Day 1114
Publication: Ukraine Liveblogs
Is Col. Kiselyev of the Russia-Backed Army of the South East Still Alive?

A Russian soldier from the 46th Separate Brigade in the spring of 2015 stands amid the ruins of a Ukrainian town he attacked fighting with Russia-backed separatists. Photo via InformNapalm. 

One Ukrainian soldier was killed, seven Ukrainian soldiers were wounded (three today) and two were concussed (one today), the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] reported in its dispatches this morning about the previous 12 hours and this evening about today. 

Note: the Ukrainian military reports as a separate category soldiers who are "traumatized" (travmovaniy), i.e. not suffering injuries such as fractures, lacerations, bullet or shrapnel wounds, but concussions or "shell shock". (The Ukrainian term travmovaniy is not translated into English as "trauma" as in "wound" but refers to  "shell shock"). Since the circumstances or severity of these conditions is not always indicated, i.e. whether they involve actual traumatic brain injury, PTSD, or merely temporary confusion, and the Ukrainian army itself reports these cases separately we report them separately as well. 

Note that the US army considers concussion, a mild form of traumatic brain injury, as an injury that can have later consequences, which may enable medical compensation to be received.

Russia-backed forces attacked Ukrainian positions 122 times in the previous day and throughout today, there were 53 attacks.

On the Mariupol line, in the past day there were attacks on Vodyanoye and Lebedinskoye with tanks; mortars, grenade-launchers, anti-tank systems and small arms were used to fire on Gnutovo, Novotroitskoye, Krasnogorovka, Pavlopol, Vodyanoye, Novogrigoryevka and Shirokino. Mortar-launchers fired on Gnutovo, Chermalik, Talakovka, Pavlopol, and Vodyanoye. BMPs and snipers fired on Beryozovoye, Vodynoye and Shirokino.

Today there were attacks on Talakovka and Taramchuk; a tank fired on Shirokino and mortars were used on Vodyanoye, Maryinka and Talakovka. Grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns as well as small arms were fired on Vodyanoye, Gnutovo, Pavlopol, Maryinka and Shirokino.

On the Donetsk line, in the past day mortars of various calibers were fired on Avdeyevka, Mayorsk, Troitskoye, Verkhnyetoretskoye, Novgorodskoye and Peski, and grenade-launchers and small arms were used on Severnoye, Peski, Zaytsevo, Verkhnyetoretskoye, Kamenka and Nevelsk. A sniper was active near Kamenets and a BMP fired on Luganskoye.

Today, there were attacks with mortar-launchers on Severnoye, Avdeyevka, Zaytsevo, Verkhnyetoretskoye and grenade-launchers were used on Troitskoye, Peski and Zaytsevo. A BMP fired on Peski.

On the Lugansk line, in the past day 152-mm artillery repeatedly shelled Krymskoye and various mortars were used on Novoalekandrovka, Popasnyaya, Novtoshkivskoye, Novozvanovka, and Krymskoye. During today, militants fired 122-mm artillery on Krymskoye and mortars on Krymskoye and Novotshkovskoye; a PTRK was repeatedly fired on Novotoshkovskoye as well. Small arms were used on Novoaleksandrovka and Novozvanovka.

Not surprisingly, given the escalation of conflict in recent weeks, more Russian armor has been spotted. 

Once again, yet another effort to separate the warring sides in Stanitsa Luganskaya ended in failure, Ukrainska Pravda reported.  A Ukrainian military spokesman said Russia-backed forces had fired 7 times on Stanitsa Luganskaya, a town in Lugansk Region on the front line, from the period of March 1-7.

o With 3rd Anniversary of 'Little Green Men," Publications on Russian Military in Ukraine; Ukraine Counters Russian Denials at ICJ

In February 2014, Russian forces invaded Crimea, and together with the existing Russian military presence on the peninsula, took over Ukrainian air bases and forced the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation.

Then Russian forces and local separatist forces backed by Russia fanned out and took over some 100 administrative buildings in dozens of towns in the southeast of Ukraine.

InformNapalm has reported on one such Russian brigade's actions at that time.

The Ukrainian military has reported on the Russian military presence in its suit against Russia filed at the International Court of Justice in January.

Today, Russia said the court "had no jurisdiction," based on the outcome of the attempt by Georgia to sue Russia for military actions in the 2008 war.  It also denied the charges, which prompted a presentation of the evidence by Ukraine.

-- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick