"Over the past day uncontrolled armed groups several times attacked the Donetsk airport with the use of tanks. The Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the assaults; this strategic site is under our control," the statement says.
The press center added that the attacks were also carried out against the Ukrainian positions in the area of Debaltseve and Trudovske.
"Right now we continue to hold all our positions: checkpoints, support and observation points," the headquarters reports.
In addition, it is noted that the ATO forces also provide security and defense of Mariupol and are "in full control of the situation in the seaside town."
According to the ATO HQ, "within the framework of prisoners exchange group 30 Ukrainian soldiers were freed and are now in a safe place, being provided with medical and psychological assistance."