March 15,2024

Victory Chronicles-DAY 751

Russians attack on 6 fronts where over 70 combat clashes occurred

According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff, there has been ongoing pressure from Russian occupants along the entire frontline. The most intense situation was observed in the Novopavlivka and Avdiivka sectors, with 16 missile and 130 air strikes launched by the Russians. Additionally, there were 65 attacks on Ukrainian troops’ positions and settlements with multiple rocket launchers. 

Furthermore, there were 76 combat engagements reported on the frontline over the past day. The General Staff also reported that the Russians used 27 Shahed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the night. Still, all of them were destroyed by Ukrainian air defense forces and means. Artillery fire targeted approximately 145 settlements in multiple regions. 

Ukrainian troops successfully repelled attacks in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka sectors. The occupiers attempted to break through the Ukrainian forces’ defense in these areas but were repelled.


Symbolic number of the Day

€27 billion

EU leaders are preparing to propose a plan to confiscate the potential €27 billion in profits from Russian state assets frozen in Europe to finance the war in Ukraine. The European Commission is ready to propose a proposal to member states, potentially before the prime ministers meet in Brussels next week. Approximately $300 billion belonging to the Russian central bank has been frozen in the West, with 70% of it held in Euroclear. This is expected to generate between €15 billion and €20 billion in after-tax profits by the end of 2027. This year alone, the profits are projected to be between €2 billion and €3 billion, which could be used to support Ukraine. While there may not be an agreement on how the money should be used, officials are hopeful for a deal on the withdrawal of the profits.


War in Pictures


Ukrzaliznytsia, the Ukrainian railroad, has introduced its first medical evacuation train, which is said to be the first of its kind globally. Previously, the railway used separate evacuation cars to transport the wounded. 

Yevhen Lyashchenko, Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia, attended the medical train presentation and stated that this innovation was created in 2022. Currently, there are a total of 62 autonomous cars dedicated to medical evacuation in Ukraine. These cars are equipped with various medical facilities, including artificial lung ventilation, blood transfusion systems, cardiac monitors, aspirators, and other necessary medical equipment. 

Generators power the cars and are self-sufficient in terms of power supply. Some cars even have resuscitation units with oxygen stations, allowing surgical procedures to be performed while the train is in motion. This advancement in medical evacuation capabilities on the railways will offer improved and more efficient support to wounded individuals.


Video of the Day

The location of the command staff of the Russian unit against which the Third Assault Brigade is fighting in the Avdiivka sector was eliminated. A D-30 howitzer was also destroyed in Avdiivka, which the enemy could have used to attack Ukrainian positions and equipment.

“The command post of a battalion of one of the Russian Federation’s brigades was discovered by the unmanned systems battalion’s scouts. After confirming the target, the fighters of the 2nd artillery battery “Martial Family” of the 2nd SADn started to destroy it, and delivered powerful artillery strikes with 152-mm caliber,” the 3rd Assault Brigade reports. 


ISW report


Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi stated on March 14 that unspecified Ukrainian units that have been deployed to the frontline for a long time have started rotations.

Syrskyi stated that these unit rotations, during which deployed units will be replaced at the front with fresher units, will help stabilize the operational situation but did not specify where along the frontline Ukrainian forces were conducting the rotations in order to preserve Ukrainian operational security.

Ukrainian forces would likely be unable to conduct significant rotations in areas where the Ukrainian command assesses the situation is difficult or at risk of a Russian breakthrough. 

The reported beginning of Ukrainian rotations suggests that the Ukrainian command believes that the situation on whatever unspecified sector(s) of the frontline where the rotations will occur has stabilized sufficiently for Ukrainian troops to rotate.


War heroes

Vitalii Maznytskyi, a 20-year-old senior fighter, died on August 14, 2022, near the village of Yakovlivka, Donetsk Oblast. In a battle with the invaders, the defender was fatally wounded by artillery fire.

Vitalii was from the village of Khrinivka, Vinnytsia Oblast. He grew up as a kind and sensitive boy who successfully combined school and helping his parents with the household chores. He graduated from the Nemyriv Vocational Lyceum, receiving a degree in electric and gas welding. In 2020, he was called up for military service.

On February 22, 2021, he signed a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 10th separate mountain assault brigade “Edelweiss”. He performed combat missions in the Joint Forces Operation. With the beginning of the full-scale war, he continued to defend Ukraine from the Russian invaders together with his fighters-in-arms.

“He was a courageous and responsible fighter, bravely executed orders of his commander and faithfully served the people of Ukraine. Until his last breath, he was loyal to his comrades and the state. Always being in the areas of active combat operations, he never complained, on the contrary, he tried to encourage everyone, convincing them that everything would be fine… He was kind, friendly, responsive… He could have lived and lived, fallen in love, married, raised children, enjoyed life I am proud of my son, my son the Hero!” Natalia Maznitskaya wrote.

“I was friends with Vitaliy for 7 years. He always knew how to support and cheer me up, always said that everything was fine. He was kind, friendly, responsive, courageous, intelligent. He always helped his family and friends. He had many plans and dreams. He loved and wanted to start a family…”, added Viktoriia Yakovenko.

Posthumously, the senior fighter Maznitsky was awarded the Order “For Courage” III degree. The young fighter was buried in his native village. Vitalii is survived by his mother, brother and grandmother. 

*Vitalii’s story on the Heroes Memorial – a platform for stories about the fallen defenders of Ukraine.


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