SF: On March 10, the joined forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and the LPR did not make significant breakthroughs on the territory of Ukraine. The liberation of territories from the AFU is carried out steadily village by village. At the same time, the strengthening of the positions of Russian forces in strategically important regions indicates that the second phase of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine will begin in the coming days.
For several days now, the parties have not announced any information about a new round of negotiations. Previously, the main point for talks between Kiev and Moscow was the organization of humanitarian corridors, but after several failed attempts, the Russian Armed Forces began evacuation of civilians from the most dangerous regions on their own without Kiev’s participation.
“Humanitarian corridors in Ukraine towards the territory of Russia will be opened daily from 10 a.m. (Moscow time) unilaterally,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
As of March 10, the Ukrainian side has agreed on only four of the 14 humanitarian corridors proposed by Russia. Kiev refuses to coordinate the departure of the civilian population towards the Russian Federation, and the nationalists use the ceasefire regime to strengthen their positions, mining roads leading to humanitarian corridors.
Radicals in Ukraine continue to kill, torture and hold hostage over 4.5 million civilians as human shields, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Meanwhile, the joint forces continue to advance deep into the territory of Ukraine.
On March 10, units of the People’s Militia of the DPR took control over 5 more settlements in the Donbass region, including Maryanovka, Lazarevka, Lesnoye, Blizhne and Tavla.
The armed forces of the Russian Federation advanced 10 km more and took control over the villages of Stepnoye, Krapivnitskoye, Maly Kremenchik, Novopetryakovka and Yalynsk.
The positions of the LPR and the AFU remain almost without significant changes in the area of the cities of Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, which are surrounded from three directions. Fighting continues in the suburbs, but the entry of the LPR forces into the city has not been reported yet. The assault can begin only after the capture of the southern roads leading to the city and the encirclement of the AFU grouping in the region.
To this end, the forces of the LPR continue their offensive near the town of Popasnaya, which is south of Severodonetsk. No significant advances have been reported, and fighting continues.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to actively bombard residential areas in Donetsk, Horlivka and neary villages, including with the use of weapons of mass destruction, namely tactical missile systems Tochka-U. Fighting continues in the western suburbs of the cities.
The mopping-up operations continue in Mariupol and Volnovakha. The advance of LPR forces was reported in the northern and eastern districts of the city. According to reports, in Mariupol, the units of the PM of the DPR took control of the quarters Azovsky, Naidenovka, Lyapino, Vinogradar in the eastern part of the city and reached the Azovstal power plant. In the western part of the city, the Western microdistrict was taken.
Russian UAVs were deployed to detect and defeat the positions of Ukrainian nationalists in the city.
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At the same time, there are no hopes for a quick moping-up of the city, the operations may take more than a week.
Meanwhile, fighters of the nationalist battalion besieged in Mariupol are waiting for a counter-offensive of the AFU from the north of the city, along the Dnieper— Zaporozhye — Kropyvnytskyi—Krivoy Rog front lines. However, the AFU definitely have no forces to counterattack the Russian grouping in the region. Russia and the DPR continue to increase the control zone north of Mariupol.
On March 10, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that the claims about the Russian airstrike on the operating hospital in Mariupol are a completely staged provocation, what was previously proved by an independent analysis of photo and video materials.
“We have repeatedly stated earlier that medical institutions in Mariupol, including Hospital No. 3, stopped their regular work at the end of February. All the staff and patients were dispersed by the nationalists. The hospital building, due to its advantageous tactical location close to the city center, has been converted into a stronghold of the national battalion “Azov”. This is massively reported by residents of the city who have moved both to Kiev-controlled and Donetsk People’s Republic-controlled areas,” the ministry said.
“The nature of the external and internal damage to the building may mislead the mass non-professional audience in Europe and the USA, for which this production was made. But not experts. A high-explosive aviation munition, even of lower power, would completely destroy the outer walls of the building.”
This is not the first fake news that the Kiev regime is spreading in the hope of provoking NATO to close the skies over Ukraine and thereby to drag the Alliance into a war with Russia.
The offensive of the DPR forces continues on the western outskirts of Volnovakha, in the villages of Bugas, Novotroitskoye, where the flags of the republic are already hanging on administrative buildings. During the retreat, the AFU soldiers deliberately blow up substations, water drains, depriving local civilians of light, water and heat.
In the north-east of Ukraine, Russian forces have launched an offensive towards the city of Chuguev, where the AFU military base is located and which remains under the control of the Ukrainian Army. One of the SBU buildings was destroyed on March 10.
The situation in Kharkiv remains fairly stable. Fighting continues in the outskirts of the city. On the evening of March 10, a fire engulfed the Institute of Physics and Technology in the north-eastern outskirts of the city, where nuclear researches were conducted. Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the SBU and the militants of the national battalions mined the reactor of an experimental nuclear installation, with the aim of another provocation.
Fighting continues in the Kiev area to the west and east of the capital. It was reported that Russian columns were advancing to the southwest in the Boryspil area, but it is too early to talk about strengthening Russian positions there.
Meanwhile, assassinations continue in the city. Dmitry Demyanenko, a former deputy head of the Main Directorate of the SBU in Kiev and the Kiev region, was killed at a checkpoint in the Darnitsky district of Kiev. Demyanenko was shot by militants of the special purpose police regiment “Peacemaker”.
In the southern front lines, Russian forces are reportedly advancing towards Kriviy Rig and Nikopol from the direction of Mykolaiv. Missile strikes were also carried out in these areas.
In the area of Zaporizhya, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have passed the village of Gulyai Pole from the east and are moving towards Novaya Novoselka and Ugledar.
To the north of Mykolaev, new clashes were reported near Voznesensk, from where Russian troops were repulsed a few days ago.
Missiles and artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation struck targets in the Korabelny district of Mykolaev, Kulbakino airfield and Voskresensk.
On March 10, Russian Kalibr missiles were launched from the warships in the Black Sea and hit the airfield near Kriviy Rig.
Judging by the military developments in the southern and eastern regions of the country, the beginning of the second phase of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine will take place in the coming days. It includes a massive offensive against the AFU positions in the districts of Odessa, Kriviy Rig, Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporizhya, as well as the encirclement of the largest AFU grouping in the Donbass region.