The military situation in Eastern Ukraine remains strained. According to the observers of the LPR representative office in the JCCC, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are violating the ceasefire on a regular basis. The fire was opened 6 times over the past 24 hours, including on civilian settlements.
Regular provocations are conducted along the entire front line. Kiev’s forces are particularly active in the South near the city of Mariupol that is strategically important as a maritime port. Regular attacks are also carried out near Gorlovka village, North of Donetsk. One member of the DPR People’s militia was reportedly killed in this area.
According to the DPR Interior Ministry, one police officer was shot dead in sniper fire near the town of Yasinovatay, in northern Donetsk suburb.
On the other hand, a military aircraft has reportedly transported a number of Ukrainian soldiers to the hospital in Kiev.
After the massive mortar shelling of a village in the south of the Donetsk Republic on March 3, tensions in the region have eased over the past few days. Apparently, this is due to the fact that the Kiev forces take their time to strengthen their positions on the front line.
UAF placed weapons and military equipment in settlements close to civilian houses on the territory controlled by Ukraine: 210 TM-62 anti-tank mines were installed near the village of Orekhovo in the LPR. Kiev forces have deployed anti-aircraft mount ZU-23, infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2, BTR-4 “Bucephalus” APC etc.
The video showing train transporting Ukrainian military equipment moving through Donetsk emerged online.
After the Biden administration came to power, Kiev does not lose its time and activated its military forces on the front line, what leads to regular clashes. However, it seems that there is worse to come, as the UAF are significantly strengthening their positions. The apparent Kiev’s military preparations are taking place on the eve of the Defender Europe 2021 military drills that are going to be the largest NATO exercise since the end of the Cold war. One of the main areas of that drills will be the Black Sea.
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