This was reported by the ATO press center, Censor.NET informs.
"For the second day in a row, a significant decrease in the volume of terrorists' shelling of the ATO forces and Ukrainian villages is noted in the ATO area.
"There was no shelling at the Mariupol, Luhansk, and Donetsk directions in the night.
"However, fire attacks over certain towns continue. Last night, the terrorists shelled Popasna town near Debaltseve twice.
"In total over the past day, the mercenaries used artillery and mortars for 15 times, small arms and grenade launchers for four times. The ATO forces repelled the enemy's attack near Shyrokyne at about 5 p.m. yesterday.
"Air reconnaissance of the enemy has also become more active with usage of drones. Nine drone flights were recorded by the air defense forces of Ukraine over the past day.
"Despite provocations, Ukrainian soldiers maintain their positions and abide by the cease-fire regime along the demarcation line," the message concludes.
As reported earlier, the General Staff of the Ukrainian army announced that the withdrawal of the heavy weapons will not be possible until total cease-fire.