"The terrorists continue shelling civilians. Today at 3.50 p.m. the building of the City Council was partially destroyed as a result of direct hit by the militants. At that time, civilians gathered near the building for subsequent evacuation from the city. Nine people were injured and taken to the Artemivsk hospital. Nobody was killed. The shelling also damaged the railway administration and city police department," Abroskin wrote.
Censor.NET reported that Debaltseve was not surrounded and that Russian statements about Debaltseve salient were fake.