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.
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(Archive photo: Ukraine defence ministry)