"The situation along the Bahmutka road is tense. The terrorists are firing at the Ukrainian checkpoints and strongholds which provide strategic defense of the demarcation line. They are shelling the towns and villages of Sokilnyky Triohizbenka, Olkhove, Donetske, and Stanytsia Luhanska. We have lost four our soldiers today in the battles for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Five of our soldiers were wounded," the statement reads.
The situation in the East of Ukraine remains difficult. The militants are concentrating their fire on Debaltseve lodgment. The explosions were heard today near Chornukhyne, Nikishyne, Hirne, Olkhovatka and Zolote.
"The combat of the ATO forces against the gang of the militants continued for two hours in the area of Orlovo-Ivanivka. The information on losses in this battle is currently specified. The Donetsk airport defenders' positions were attacked twice. The militants' attacks were repulsed. The facility is under our control. The terrorists lost ten of their henchmen in this confrontation," the statement reads.