This is reported by the ATO press center, Censor.NET informs.
"In spite of systematic violation of the "silence regime" on the part of uncontrolled terrorist groups, the ATO forces continue to carry out tasks aimed at stabilizing the situation in eastern Ukraine. They provide security and defence of certain lines, areas, and critical facilities with the help of network of checkpoints and observation points," the statement says.
According to the ATO HQ, over the past day the militants repeatedly fired at the ATO forces positions and towns under the control of the Ukrainian forces.
"The situation is difficult in Debaltseve. At night, the militants opened fire on our positions three times, including shelling by MLRS BM-21 Grad, and attacked the checkpoints of the ATO forces two times. The attacks were repelled and the positions are under our control," the press-centre stated.
Also, the militants under cover of artillery and mortar shelling tried to storm the positions of the Ukrainian troops defending the Donetsk airport: "The militant attacks were deflected through effective actions, we continue to hold the defence of this strategic facility."