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Published in Stream:
Day 1121: March 14, 2017
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The Interpreter
@Interpreter_Mag
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Interpreter_Mag
1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 10 Injured, 1 Concussed in Past 24 Hours; Avdeyevka Without Power Again
2 years
45 Ukrainian Blockaders of Russia-Backed Separatist Regions Detained After Clash with Police; 7 Officers Injured

Russia-backed forces fired 54 times on Ukrainian positions; 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and one sustained a concussion today, March 14, Liga.net reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] dispatch.

Military spokesmen confirmed that yesterday, March 13, 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and 8 wounded.

On the Mariupol line, a tank fired near Pavlopol and Chmalyk and 120-mm mortars were also fired. In Vodyanoye, 82-mm mortars and a BMP was twice used in attacks. A sniper fired on Gnutovo.

On the Donetsk line, militants fired on Avdeyevka with machine guns, grenade-launchers, and 82-mm and 120-mm mortars. Small arms, grenade-launchers and a BTR were used on Zaytsevo; grenade-launchers and machine guns were used in Opytnoye, Peski and Luganskoye.

On the Lugansk line, 120-mm mortars were fired near Krymskoye as were grenade-launchers and machine guns. Snipers were active near Novoaleksandrovka, Zhyoltoye and Novozvanovka.


Avdeyevka is once again without power after shelling by Russia-backed forces damaged the Makeyevskaya 1-AKKhZ No. 2 high-voltage line, Liga.net reported.

Eleven other towns in Yasinovatskiy District are also without electrcity, the Emergencies Service reported.

Water supply has been working again from the Avdeyevka Coke Plant. Generators are being delivered.

Workers also had been repairing a line damaged by previous shelling March 11 and found additional damage, then had managed to restore power before new shelling occurred to knock out electricity again.

-- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick