Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
According to operational data from Information Resistance:
Russian-terrorist forces continue to flagrantly violate the ceasefire conditions of the Minsk agreements.
Terrorists, mercenaries, and Russian soldiers keep firing at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian objects from virtually all types of weapons – firearms, barrel artillery, multiple rocket launchers. Enemy attempts to attack have been observed.
The enemy is most active in shelling in the direction of Debaltseve. In particular, from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm EEST (02.15.2015) 42 fire strikes have been recorded in this area:
• 16 – mortar strikes (in the vicinity of Zolote, Chornukhyne, Luhansk, Kamyanka, Debaltseve, Olkhovatka, Hirske);
• 4 – assaults from small arms and grenade launchers (in the areas of Sanzharivka, Chornukhyne);
• 11 – strikes from cannon artillery (Popasna, Zolote, Chornukhyne, Sanzharivka, Nyzhnje Lozove, Debaltseve, Mius – artillery shelling lasted for 3 hours and 35 minutes – Luhanske);
• 5 – tank fire strikes (Chornukhyne, Debaltseve);
• 6 – MLRS fire strikes (Debaltseve, Chornukhyne, Sanzharivka).
In addition, the enemy has carried out four attempts at an offensive during that time in the direction of Debaltseve, attacking the positions of Ukrainian troops near the settlement of Chornukhyne.
A less tense situation is observed in the direction of Donetsk and Luhansk, where Russian-terrorist forces also flagrantly violate the ceasefire.
In particular, 3 assaults on the positions of Ukrainian troops have been recorded near Donetsk from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm EEST (02.15.2015) (1 – from small arms and grenade launchers near the Donetsk Airport, 1 – from small arms in the vicinity of Pisky, 1 – an artillery attack near Opytne).
In addition, 2 fire strikes at civilian objects by ‘DNR’ insurgents and Russian mercenaries were recorded in Donetsk (8:25 am and 3:10 pm EEST – mortar attacks on city blocks). Also, ‘DNR’ terrorists attacked civilian targets in Popasna at 12:15 am EEST from MLRS. In all three instances, the fire strikes took place in the areas where there are no [firing] positions of Ukrainian troops.
Eight attacks have been recorded in the direction of Luhansk (3 mortar strikes – in the Toshkivka and Novotoshkivske area, 4 attacks from small arms in the vicinity of Shchastya, Novotoshkivske, Zholobok, 1 time from MLRS).
Active aerial reconnaissance conducted by the enemy has been observed in the direction of Mariupol. Fire strikes from the tanks of Russian-terrorist forces have been recorded in the area of Sakhanka.