Except for Debaltseve, Ukraine officials say fighting subsides in shaky truce

The number of attacks against Ukrainian troops decreased radically since cease-fire took effect at midnight, but the situation remains tense around Debaltseve, Ukraine’s officials said on February 15.

Attacks from Russian-backed insurgents continued until midnight, and then regular shelling attacks stopped, except in Debaltseve, according to government military spokesman Andriy Lysenko. Debaltseve is a strategic railway junction on the border of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, which has been the site of heavy fighting for weeks.

A Kyiv Post reporter on the ground observed fire from both sides close to Debaltseve, with no sign of cease-fire.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

(Archive photo: Ukraine defence ministry)