"Uncontrolled armed groups shelled ATO forces' positions for 35 times for the past day. Most attacks were focused on the checkpoints, strongholds, and observation points near Debaltseve and Shchastia. The militants mostly used mortars and small arms," the statement says.
Yesterday's morning, there was also an attempt to storm Donetsk airport, the headquarters informed: "The attack was repelled, the strategic facility remains under our control."
Situation near Mariupol is stable.
"The National Guard of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, and other security forces agencies carry out operational activities aimed at destruction of sabotage and reconnaissance groups," the press center added.