7 March: Ukrainian counterattack in Bakhmut, China wants the end of the war

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Situation summary of war in Ukraine by region for Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
Glory to Ukraine / Photo: Nikita Titov

Glory to Ukraine / Photo: Nikita Titov

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Donetsk Region

As Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of Regional Military Administration, wrote, in the evening the Russians shelled Kostiantynivka with «Tornado» – wounding 2 people, damaging a school, 4 high-rise buildings, a private house, numerous garages and cars.

On the Donetsk side, the enemy fired intensively in the Ocheretyn community: at least 5 houses were damaged in Netailovo and Tonenke, in the morning there were air rocket strikes on Lastochkine and Orlivka, and artillery shelling on Krasnohorivka and Kamianka.

At night, the Russians shelled Karlivka with artillery, damaging the infrastructure.

In Avdiivka, chaotic shelling continued at night, and in the morning there were 2 massive artillery shells and an air rocket strike, hitting residential quarters. Mariinka, Krasnohorivka, Pobieda and Kostiantynivka came under fire in Mariinka community.

In the Horlivka direction, 3 people were injured and 3 houses were damaged in the Toretsk community. In the Soledar community, a house was destroyed in Minkivka, under fire in Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Nikyforivka, Fedorivka, Vasyukivka and Rozdolivka. It was loud in the Chasiv Yar community.

In the Lysychansk direction, 5 houses were damaged in Pereizne of the Zvanivka community, 8 shellings were recorded in the Torsky and Zarichny Lyman communities.

In total, during the day, the Russians killed one resident of Donetsk region and wounded seven more.

Kharkiv Region

Yesterday, the Russians continued shelling the border settlements of Kharkiv, Chuhuiv and Kupiansk districts. In particular, Kozacha Lopan, Vovchansk, Dvorichna and other settlements came under the fire of the occupiers.

In the village of Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv district, the occupiers opened fire from multiple rocket launchers. At least 4 residential buildings, outbuildings and a garage were damaged. The local fire station was also damaged.

In the village of Lyman of the Vovchansk community of the Chuhuiv district, an educational institution was damaged by shelling. Residential buildings were destroyed in Vovchansk. There were no casualties, said Oleh Synehubov, head of the Regional Military Administration.

Zaporizhzhia Region

Over the past 24 hours, the occupiers have carried out 109 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian soldiers, using tank weapons, rocket and barrel artillery along the entire line of contact.

the Russians shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Zatyshsha, Novodanylivka, Gulyaipole, Shevchenkove, Novoandriivka, Charivne, Olhivske, Mala Tokmachka, Malynivka, Bilohirya, Shcherbaki, Poltavka, Chervone, Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Kamianske, Stepove, Plavni, Prymorske, Stepnohirsk, Tavriyske.

26 reports were received about the destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling by Russian military personnel, the Regional Military Administration noted.

Kherson Region

According to the Regional Military Administration, the Russian invaders struck the region 65 times. They fired almost 360 shells from mortars, MLRS, artillery, tanks and drones on peaceful settlements of the region.

The Russians attacked the residential quarters of Kherson three times. Private houses were damaged in the city due to shelling.

Yesterday, 4 people were injured in the Kherson region due to Russian shelling of varying degrees of severity.

UKRAINE: Russian losses are approaching 155,000: another 1,060 Russian soldiers were eliminated – the General Staff

The occupiers are replenishing reserves and preparing for attacks on Luhansk region – Haidai

The Ukrainian Armed Forces counterattack and push back the occupiers from Bakhmut – NYT

The Armed Forces stabilized the northern defense line of Bakhmut

Battles for Bakhmut: ISW analysts predict serious losses for the aggressor Russia

Ukraine has fulfilled all the recommendations for negotiations on joining the EU – Shmyhal

WORLD: The «conflict» drags on: China demands that Ukraine and Russia sit down at the negotiating table

China has hinted that it can give weapons to the Russian Federation

American Patriot anti-missile systems have already arrived in Ukraine – Polish Ministry of Defense

The US is testing the skills of Ukrainian pilots for possible training on the F-16 – CNN

Ukraine asks the US for cluster munitions to stop the «human waves» of the occupiers – Reuters

The shooting of a Ukrainian soldier: the name of the fallen Hero and which brigade he was from became known

According to preliminary data, the deceased, who was shot by the occupiers for shouting «Glory to Ukraine», is a serviceman of the 30th separate mechanized brigade, Tymofiy Shadura.

This is reported on the official page of the 30th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Kostiantyn Ostrozkyi.

The press service of the brigade added that the soldier is considered missing since February 3, 2023, after hostilities in the area of the city of Bakhmut.

Currently, the body of our serviceman is in the temporarily occupied territory. The final confirmation of the identity can be established after the return of the body and the relevant examinations.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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