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Russia moves a train with ammunition to Debaltseve
Russia has brought to Donbas 11 freight cars loaded with ammunition, the head of the Information Resistance Group, Dmytro Tymchuk, wrote on his Facebook Wall.
About 28 trucks and eight other vehicles with special purpose equipment were spotted entering into occupied Donbas from the Russian Federation in the past 24 hours, Dmytro Tymchuk wrote in Facebook with a reference to a report on the situation by the Information Resistance Group.
According to him, the major part of the equipment was moved on the route “North” through Alchevsk, Debaltseve, and Yenakiyevo.
"Part of the convoy was observed in an area between Krasny Luch and Debaltseve. Two convoys, consisting of six and seven covered military trucks respectively, were spotted near Shakhtarsk. In addition, some construction equipment was moved through Stakhanov and Alchevsk to rebels’ forward positions near the Bakhmutka highway," he wrote.
In addition, he noted that a train consisting of 11 freight cars packed with ammunition, partially food and equipment had arrived to the Debaltseve local railway station.
ATO forces stem rebels' attacks near Novogorodske and the Dutovka mine
Donbas rebels breached the cease-fire 10 times in the period between 6 pm and midnight, ATO press centre reported on the morning of March 3.
"The enemy fired on a Ukrainian stronghold near Novogorodske at 6.40 pm. A battle was raging there for 50 minutes around 8.00 pm. ATO troops maintained their positions and ejected the enemy by counterattacks," a spokesman for the General Staff, Anatoly Stelmakh, reported.
Ukrainian military held back the enemy during a clash at a checkpoint near the Dutovka mine at 11.30 p.m. The fight continued till 1 am Friday.
Also, rebels attacked ATO forces with small arms and grenade launchers along the demarcation line near the settlements Shyrokine, Avdiyivka, Granitne, Opytne, and Maryinka.
ATO Headquarters: Insurgents pull in troops and prepare for an offensive
ATO Deputy Head Colonel Valentyn Fedichev has announced repositioning of rebel materiel and predicted an impending military offensive against Ukrainian troops, "Interfax-Ukraine" reports with a reference to the press service of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.
"Rebels continue to prepare for an offensive violating all provisions of the Minsk cease-fire deal. Three tanks, five Grad MLRSs, and seven trucks with ammunition came from Antratsyt to Debaltseve on April 1," the press office reports with a reference to Fedichev.
The ATO deputy commander also noted that another convoy consisting of eight trucks loaded with ammunition and military equipment had entered into Ukraine from Russia through the Izvaryne border check point on March 31 heading to Lugansk.
The deputy commander also urged the Donbas residents to resist rebels in the occupied territory, who recruit civilians to service their military equipment. PRL rebels try to repair military equipment which they are going to use against Ukrainian troops, he said.
Insurgents use 82-mm and 120-mm mortars in the Artemivsk direction
The enemy continues to carry out armed provocations in the area of the anti-terrorist operation, the head of the Information Resistance Group, Dmytro Tymchuk, wrote in Facebook.
He notes that Russian and terrorist forces continue to carry out attacks and armed provocations in a number of areas in Donbas along the whole demarcation line.
The tensest situation was observed in the Mariupol and Donetsk directions; some rebel activities were also reported near the Bakhmutka highway.
Additionally, Ukrainian army positions came under fire near the settlements of Opytne and Avdiyivka; rebels fired grenade launchers and machine-guns on our troops. Groups of gunmen approached positions of Ukrainian military and opened fire three times in these areas.
Also, a certain activity of Russian and terrorist forces was recorded in the Artemivsk direction. Gunmen constantly attacked Ukrainian troops deployed near the settlements of Mayorske, Leninske, and Luganske with grenade launchers, machine-guns and reportedly 82-mm and 120-mm mortars in the past 24 hours.
Lysenko: 3 soldiers wounded in the ATO area in the past 24 hours
No Ukrainian soldier was killed in the ATO area in the past 24 hours. Three servicemen sustained different types of wounds, a spokesman for Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, Andriy Lysenko, reported at a briefing.