Battle of Marinka (2015)
|Battle of Marinka|
|Part of War in Donbas|
Ukrainian servicemen in front of Marinka police station on the day after the battle
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
9 civilians killed|
30 civilians wounded
The battle of Marinka was a short battle in the war in Donbas in and around Marinka, Donetsk Oblast which took place on 3 June 2015. The Ukrainian 28th Guards Mechanised Brigade, 30th Mechanised Brigade, 43rd Artillery Brigade and 93rd Mechanised Brigade fought the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic's (DPR) Republican Guard and Pyatnashka Brigade under Akhra Avidzba. The town of Marinka was briefly seized by the DPR forces before it was recaptured by the Ukrainians.
Discover more about Battle of Marinka (2015) related topics
According to the Ukrainian military, fighting around the government-held town of Marinka began at 3 a.m. of 3 June when separatists launched an offensive with tanks and 1,000 fighters. The DPR stated that this attack was in response to the heavy Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk, Horlivka, Staromykhailivka and Yenakiieve on the night of 2 June to the morning of 3 June. They added that those shellings killed 15 people in DPR-held territory near Marinka. The separatist attack began with artillery fire, followed by an infantry and tank assault as the sun came up. The fighting lasted nearly 12 hours before stopping, but resumed again soon after. The fighting had also spread to Krasnohorivka, and both towns were in flames as bloody and chaotic street battles took place. Rocket and artillery fire was also exchanged. By the end of the day, the rebels had gained control over a portion of the town, with a Ukrainian member of parliament saying 70 percent of Marinka was DPR-held.
The situation in Marinka stabilised during the early evening as a cease-fire took hold. The Ukrainian military stated that the cease-fire restored their control of the town and both the Donetsk People's Republic's Defence Minister Vladimir Kononov and the Ukrainian military confirmed to the OSCE that Marinka was under Ukrainian control. On 4 June, an AP reporter briefly visited the town and confirmed it was under government control, with troops conducting mop-up operations.
Fighting in and around Marinka left 20 separatists and four soldiers dead, while 99 separatists and 39 soldiers were wounded. An additional 9 civilians had been killed with a further 30 wounded. On 4 June, according to the DPR, Ukrainian government artillery and mortar fire continued to hit multiple DPR-held cities, including Donetsk, leaving 16 separatist fighters and five civilians dead, while 86 fighters and 38 civilians were wounded. The following day, the Ukrainian president claimed the military had recaptured Marinka, after expelling the separatists, and captured 12 "saboteurs", including one Russian citizen. His claim was not independently confirmed.
The Kyiv Post quoted Ukrainian military commanders who said that if the separatists had captured Marinka and Krasnohorivka it would have created a choke point for the Ukrainian forces at Pisky and Avdiivka (north and northwest of Donetsk). Ukrainian soldiers who fought in the battle told Kyiv Post that they believed the battle was intended to test their capabilities. This view was echoed by Russian military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer. The rebels denied that they had attacked Marinka and described the fighting that took place at the town as them counter-attacking.
Discover more about Aftermath related topics
Source: "Battle of Marinka (2015)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 16th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marinka_(2015).
Get our FREE extension now!
Donetsk People's Republic
Russian people's militias in Ukraine
Siege of Sloviansk
War in Donbas (2014–2022)
Battle of Ilovaisk
Second Battle of Donetsk Airport
January 2015 Mariupol rocket attack
Battle of Debaltseve
Battle of Avdiivka (2017)
Timeline of the war in Donbas (2014)
Timeline of the war in Donbas (2015)
Timeline of the war in Donbas (2016)
100th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade
Timeline of the war in Donbas (2019)
Battle of Avdiivka (2022–2023)
- ^ a b c d e Andrew E. Kramer (3 June 2015). "At Least 19 Killed in Fighting in Eastern Ukraine". New York Times. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- ^ a b ""Pyatnashka" commander becomes a dad". Novorossia Today. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
- ^ "Fighting near Maryinka recorded by military correspondent". Novorossia Today. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- ^ "Battle rages for Marinka, 25 Ukrainian soldiers reported wounded". Unian. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ a b c d e f "Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months". Reuters. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ a b c "9 civilians, 35 militias killed in DPR over past week — human rights ombudsman". TASS. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ a b "At least 21 killed in shellings in east Ukraine's Donetsk republic — DPR spokesman". TASS. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ Книга пам'яті загиблих [Book of remembrance of the fallen] (in Ukrainian). memorybook.org.ua. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- ^ a b "Five Ukrainian soldiers killed, 39 injured in Donbas on June 3 – presidential adviser". Interfax-Ukraine. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ Halya Coynash (8 June 2015). "Another Ukrainian prisoner tortured for Russian TV". KyivPost. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ a b "28 killed in recent Maryinka battle – UN". uatoday.tv. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ "DPR Army liberated locality Maryinka to the west of Donetsk". Novorossia Today. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- ^ a b c Michael Bociurkiw; Iryna Gudyma (4 June 2015). "Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), 3 June 2015: Fighting around Marinka". Kiev: OSCE. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- ^ Mstyslav Chernov; Peter Leonard (4 June 2015). "Eastern Ukraine tense after outbreak of fighting". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2015-06-05. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- ^ a b Tom Burridge (6 June 2015). "Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebels ousted from Maryinka". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- ^ Allison Quinn (5 June 2015). "Minsk Is Dead: Now What?". Kyiv Post. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- ^ Allison Quinn (2 July 2015). "Russian warmongering keeps everyone on edge". Kyiv Post. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- ^ (in Russian) Russian military experts: Russia is ready to attack again, Ukrayinska Pravda (10 July 2015)
- 2015 in Ukraine
- All articles needing coordinates
- Articles missing coordinates without coordinates on Wikidata
- Articles with Russian-language sources (ru)
- Articles with short description
- Battles in 2015
- Battles involving the Donetsk People's Republic
- Battles of the war in Donbas
- CS1 Ukrainian-language sources (uk)
- CS1 uses Ukrainian-language script (uk)
- History of Donetsk Oblast
- Interlanguage link template existing link
- June 2015 events in Ukraine
- Short description is different from Wikidata
- Ukraine articles missing geocoordinate data
The content of this page is based on the Wikipedia article written by contributors..
The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence & the media files are available under their respective licenses; additional terms may apply.
Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization & is not affiliated to WikiZ.com.