Reports from the front:
There were 49 attacks on Ukrainian positions in the ATO zone in the last 24 hours, 42 of them in the direction of Donetsk. According to the information provided by Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, Presidential Administration spokesperson on ATO related issues, 1 Ukrainian serviceman perished in the ATO zone (he tripped a booby trap in the vicinity of the village of Shtormove, the Luhansk region) and 1 was wounded on March 9.
Reports from the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government:
Avdiivka (the Donetsk region) residential area was shelled by the illegal armed formation again on March 9. Two houses were damaged as a result, no casualties occured.
“Sberbank Rossii” (one of Russian banks operating in Ukraine) was picketed in Slovyansk on March 9. The activists demanded that both Russian and Ukrainian authorities should do everything to free Nadiya Savchenko. Rallies in support of a Ukrainian pilot have been taking place all over the country for the last several days.
Workers who are building Zolote entrance-exit checkpoint (the Luhansk region) refused to come to work as the location is being shelled by militants. Heorhiy Tuka, head of Luhansk regional military and civil administration, emphasised that “each provocative action postpones the day of the checkpoint opening”.
On March 10, Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot and MP, stopped “dry” hunger strike which she had started on March 4. There was а rally in support of Savchenko outside Novocherkassk prison, where Nadiya is kept.
Reports from the occupied territory:
Employees of Donetsk regional state administration were detained by “DPR” on March 9. People were freed, but criminal cases agaist them were opened. In connection with that, Pavlo Zhebrivsky, head of Donetsk regional military and civil administration, issued an order which prohibits officials of Donetsk administration to cross the demarcation line.
A local senior woman recited a poem “In our Paradise on the Earth” by Taras Shevchenko to mark the 202nd anniversary of the poet’s birth in occupied Luhansk. The woman was holding a Ukrainian flag. People around her were rather agressive; some of them were with flags of the RF and illegal movement “Novorossiya”.
One of the militants' heads Denis Pushilin was noticed leaving the RF presidential administration of Vladimir Putin. Pushylin was videoed by “Voyna” (war) group activists who held a rally to support journalists beaten in Ingushetiya.