Ispan wrote:Today's briefing, not much happening but there's a little progress, we are in a lull, so this, and the cleanup of Mariupol is all that we got
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Summary of Strelkov
Mariupol - Fierce street fighting continues. Gradual slow advance of the DPR troops.
The Chechen units of the Rosgvardiya continue to diligently fulfill Vladimir Putin's desire to "take care of himself" and skillfully avoid any participation in real combat operations.
NOTE: Strelkov is a veteran of the Chechen wars and feels a grudge and distrust towards the Chechens. I understand your attitude, but in fairness the Chechens are fighting in Mairupol. That they could do more, I don't go in there anymore, but as Commander Khodakovsky said, the problem is that they are light infantry to clean up, not assault troops.
West of Volnovakha, the DPR Armed Forces took full control of the village of Stepnoye.
There is a slow advance towards the largest defense and communications center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area southwest of Donetsk-Kurakhovo.
In the vicinity of Marinka and Avdiivka, heavy fighting continues without any significant successes.
In the area of Popasnaya, Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, the Armed Forces of the PRL continue to slowly "squeeze" the enemy.
Fighting continues near Kamenka, south of Izyum. The outcome of the struggle is not yet completely clear, but in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, the enemy is urgently preparing to "repeat Volnovakha". Apparently, the enemy trusts our generals (in their ability to beat their heads against the enemy's fortifications to the last surviving soldier of themselves), as in themselves.
Summary at midnight - Donetsk sources
- The shelling of Donetsk by the Ukros continues
- Heavy shelling by Donbass forces
In Yelenovka, (south-west of Donetsk) tank cannon fire, Grad rockets and mortars
In Lugansk the houses are shaking from the artillery fire of 1520.
¡And these are not isolated shots!!.¡Like this all day long!!!
Vasilyevka (Donetsk suburb) - Were hit by GRad rockets.
And closer to midnight (and long after midnight) in Donetsk (Kiev region) arrivals of 152 artillery shells from the Ukros. Many and often.
For our part, the era of "we do not respond to Ukrov's provocations" is over!!!! Now response fire and with everything!
Our people continued to hammer the defense of the enemies today!!
It is difficult the Ukros have had 8 years to reinforce their positions with e poured concrete, slabs, pillars / sleepers / railway the Mannerheim line was probably built…
The radio said Ugledar is ours!!! We are waiting for tomorrow's confirmations.
Marinka- the struggle continues.
Mariupol - our progress is observed. However, a big city is not an even field, it is difficult to eliminate the enemy when the guys have a constant thought in their head that civilians need to be protected. By the way, the Ukropos do not care about civilians in the least. Several people (about a dozen) injured from there were taken to Donetsk only today.
Some Donetsk channels write about the advance of our units in the defense of Avdyevka. I don't know, I need to check, and that's only in the morning. (Sladkov, a war correspondent wrote that Uragan heavy rocket launchers were being fired at Ukrainian positions...)
Sladkov: A single cannon sometimes fires at least 100 shots at Ukrainian troops in the Avdeyevka area in a day.
And here are hundreds of these weapons.
For seven years, the DPR gunners were forbidden to shoot, only with the highest permission. And the Ukrainian army and National battalions beat the local population, killed civilians.
Now comes the most brutal answer. I promised subscribers that I would show pictures of Ukrainian fortifications in this sector. I'm afraid that both the infantry and we will see only pieces of concrete.
No one knows the exact statistics of artillery fire, they will calculate it later, according to consumption. I can only say that our units fire dozens of shells a day, sometimes they exceed a hundred.
The Importance of Mariupol
Kiev is in a panic: "Belarusian troops are preparing to attack" and the Russian army is massing near the border of Belarus to invade western Ukraine
Possible entry of Belarus into the war
This is stated by a number of Ukrainians, including the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Vadim Denisenko. He also called the fact that Belarusian diplomats have left Ukraine a "wake-up call."
"Now I am saying my personal point of view, but I would estimate that the situation of the possibility of introducing Belarus into a military conflict is 60 to 40. A week ago it was 40 to 60.»
"Their army is relatively small, about 40 thousand people, including the rear, hospitals, etc. In principle, in the West, we are ready for their invasion, we are ready for the fact that Belarusians will be able to cross our border. But we definitely don't need it," he said.
Belarusian troops are said to be putting on red ribbon armbands as an identification mark and painting red rectangles on armored vehicles.
TODAY - chronicle of the day, various sources, Telegram channels, local residents, compiled and edited
07:23 Dzerzhinsk. Residents film artillery firing in the direction of Novgorodsky, renamed by Ukraine as New York.
07:35 West of Donetsk. A group of DPR troops continues to attack Marinka, and house-to-house battles are going for the fifth day already. Neo-Nazi units and the Ukrainian army have built important fortified areas there, which Russian aviation are helping to destroy.
07:40 Mariupol. The hero city is being liberated. Fighting continues. Mainly in the industrial zone…
In the liberated neighborhoods, a new life begins to awaken…
People come out of the bomb shelters.
A large-scale evacuation has begun.
But in the battle zone, the Nazis are still fighting and using people as human shields…
Residents of the 20th district of Mariupol, employees of Azovstal, told me about this…
On February 24 and 25, the Nazis of the Azov regiment, under the pretext of maintaining the efficiency of the plant, called many employees of the plant and took them hostage…
08:30 Official statement Donetsk Republic (fragments)
The enemy fired on residential areas in fifteen villages 200 shells, bombs and rockets from 120mm to 152mm caliber.
During 30 days of shelling by Ukrainian troops, 55 civilians were killed and 301 people were injured
Losses inflicted on the enemy:
Destroyed: 70 nationalists killed, 3 tanks, 5 armored BTR, 4 armored BMP, a field artillery depot and more than 50 enemy firing points.
Captured: 2 tanks, 3 armored BTR, "BMP, as well as samples of foreign weapons, AN/TPQ-36 radar and NLAW grenade launchers.
In the course of the cleansing of the Marinka settlement from Ukrainian nationalists, 15 soldiers of the 54th Mechanized Brigade voluntarily left their weapons and went over to the side of the Donetsk People's Republic in TWO BMP infantry fighting vehicles.
NOTE: As observed by the parties and the reports, this is a war of small units, platoons and companies, there are tens of thousands fighting, but the fronts are so large and the troops are so scattered that except in the encircled cities it is rare to see major company-scale fighting. In total, the Ukrainians lost 70 dead and probably the same number of wounded. Attention is drawn to the soldiers who have gone over. More or less by this week symptoms of the enemy's crumbling were expected, and surrenders of small groups surrendering with weapons are already beginning to appear. In Kiev two dozen men surrendered, in Izyum a major surrendered.
08:30 OFFICIAL STATEMENT RUSSIAN ARMY (excerpts, abbreviated)
Donetsk militia seized Stepnoye and pursues retreating units of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade
Destroyed: 25 men, 2 tanks, 2 BMO infantry fighting vehicles and 5 off-road vehicles.
In the direction of NOVOSELOVKA TWO, the units of the Donetsk Republic advanced to a depth of up to three kilometers, crossed the Kamenka-VERKHNETORETSKOYE highway and are in combat with the first parachute battalion of the 25th Airborne Brigade.
VERKHNETORETSKOYE During the night, most of the settlement was taken under control, where battles are fought with the second battalion of the same brigade (the 25th)
Destroyed: 40 men, 5 BTR armored personnel carriers and 4 off-road vehicles overnight. The offensive actions continue.
They apparently killed the commander of the 25th Brigade
Since the beginning of the special military operation, 207 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,467 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 148 multiple launch rocket systems, 573 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 1,262 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed.
According to the count up to 12.00 on March 20, 2022, Ukraine's losses today amount to 828 dead, wounded and prisoners.
Transporter trucks with T-72B3 tanks on the streets of Melitopol. Judging by the lack of operational signals or damage to equipment, the video shows the transfer of reinforcements for the subsequent offensive in the Donbass or in the Zaporozhe region.