Avdiivka - Ukraine soldiers set up the hand-made memorial in a blindage. Four ships from the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) arrived in Ukraine's port of Odessa on Friday. In St.-Petersburg detained an activist on a single rally against the annexation of the Crimea Merkel: "On the one hand we want to see a sovereign Ukraine, but we also would like to improve our relations with Russia"Trump: I also appreciate the Chancellor's leadership, along with the French president, to resolve the conflict in UkraineM1161 Growlers, aft ship, on USS Carter Hall stood guard during its Bosphorus transit. LSD carried cargo, HMMWVs, front loaders, dump trucks New Ukrainian BTR-3 APC testedDonetsk Water Filter station partially resumed Avdiivka water supplyFormer "Crimean prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya, now MP, compares annexation of Crimea with May 9 Victory Day. SBU found Russian RPO-A Schmel(made in 1991 due to marking) near SvitlodarskVideo of explosion at occupied territory is not from Ukrainian hit, but something caused it inside The Federation Council of RF called the idea of a referendum on the accession of Donbass to Russia premature Stolen Ukrainian gas from Crimea are being smuggled to Syria from KerchPutin's spokesman Peskov accuses Ukraine of undermining its own territorial integrity. "Moscow-Donbas" forum in Livadia palace in YaltaReportedly artillery shelling near MariupolRussia returned to Ukraine 12 prisoners serving their sentences in Occupied Crimea NATO ships arrived in OdesaChief of LNR group wants referendum to join Russian FederationThere was assassination attempt on one of LNR commanders -MarshubaHug: Many weapons we see are in and around residential areas. Outgoing fire is met by incoming fire. Civilians caught in middle Hug: From 6 to 12 March, SMM confirmed 8 cases of civilians injured in shelling incidents on both sides of contact line Ukraine Hug: 14 March, SMM UAV saw 1 howitzer in govt-cont Vyskryva, 10km from contact line – should be at least 25 km away according to agreements Hug: On 10 March, SMM saw 3 artillery pieces 9 km from contact line in “DPR”-cont. Khreshchatytske - should be minimum 25 km from contact line Hug: No. of explosions from tanks, mortars and artillery, including MLRS down 60%: 911 explosions last week versus 2,238 previous week Hug: There was a decrease last week in no. of ceasefire violations by some 15% compared to previous week Hug: While we saw decrease in no. of ceasefire violations last week, our hope is short-lived: sides haven’t withdrawn weapons and disengaged TV tower in Chonhar is ready, broadcast to be launched todayUkrainian hit on Russian forcesCrimeans who voted to join Russia saved their lives and their future - Putin's spokesman Peskov.

Map. History of Ukraine conflict

17 March 2017
Avdiivka - Ukraine soldiers set up the hand-made memorial in a blindage.
Four ships from the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) arrived in Ukraine's port of Odessa on Friday.
M1161 Growlers, aft ship, on USS Carter Hall stood guard during its Bosphorus transit. LSD carried cargo, HMMWVs, front loaders, dump trucks
New Ukrainian BTR-3 APC tested
SBU found Russian RPO-A Schmel(made in 1991 due to marking) near Svitlodarsk
Stolen Ukrainian gas from Crimea are being smuggled to Syria from Kerch
"Moscow-Donbas" forum in Livadia palace in Yalta
NATO ships arrived in Odesa
There was assassination attempt on one of LNR commanders -Marshuba
Hug: 14 March, SMM UAV saw 1 howitzer in govt-cont Vyskryva, 10km from contact line – should be at least 25 km away according to agreements
Hug: On 10 March, SMM saw 3 artillery pieces 9 km from contact line in “DPR”-cont. Khreshchatytske - should be minimum 25 km from contact line
Hug: No. of explosions from tanks, mortars and artillery, including MLRS down 60%: 911 explosions last week versus 2,238 previous week
Hug: There was a decrease last week in no. of ceasefire violations by some 15% compared to previous week
TV tower in Chonhar is ready, broadcast to be launched today
Ukrainian hit on Russian forces