He wrote about that on his Facebook page.
According to the representative of the General Staff of Ukraine, the fire was “not systemic or local”, while from 03:00 to 04:00 no firing of the positions of Ukrainian military was recorded. No losses have been reported.
The Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) Valentyn Nalivaychenko, in turn, reported at a briefing in the Presidential Administration of Ukraine of the fact of ceasefire violation during the first 90 minutes of its effect.
Previously, the militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic and the Ukrainian military almost simultaneously accused each other of violating the ceasefire in the Donbass region.
Deputy Commander of the Corps of the Defense Ministry of DPR, Eduard Basurin said that “at 02:00 the remnants of the surrounded in Debaltseve Ukrainian forces opened artillery and mortar fire on the positions of the DPR and LPR.” He added that the units of DPR, in order to avoid civilian casualties, opened spot fire on the enemy positions.
Truce in the Donbass region, the agreement on which was signed by the participants of the negotiations in Minsk, began on Sunday, February 15, at midnight (01:00 Moscow time). The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced a ceasefire just a few minutes before the truce came into effect. Earlier, ceasefire orders were given by the heads of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.