Reports from the front
Illegal armed formations became more active along the frontline in the last 24 hours. There were 55 attacks on the positions of ATO forces. One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded, no one was killed in the last 24 hours, according to the information of ATO press service.
Luhansk regional military and civil administration reports that a pedestrian chechpoint in Stanytsya Luhanska was shelled by militants.
Oleh Slobodyan, assistant of the head of the State Border Service of Ukraine, reported that Ukrainian border guards observed a Mi-8 helicopter and Su-24 plane (both Russian) in the vicinity of the occupied territories this week.
Reports from the territory which is controlled by the Ukrainian government
Press service of Donetsk military and state administration reports 230 cases of hypotermia including 15 fatal ones have been observed in the Donetsk region so far.
Verkhovna Rada adopted bill #3854 according to which localities in 17 regions of Ukraine are to be renamed. The following ones are to be renamed in the Donetsk region: Artemisvsk into Bakhmut, Artemivsk district into Bakhmut district, Dzerzhynsk into Toretsk, Krasny Liman into Liman.
Verkhovna Rada deputies adopted Bill #3171 in the second reading. The Bill deals with registration of births and deaths on the occupied territory.
The restoration of the TV tower on Mount Karachun may start in March. The information was presented by Oleksandr Bryhynets, minister counsellor on TV and radio brodcasting issues.
Reports from the occupied territory
Authorities of occupied Luhansk threaten to persecute the paticipants of the businesspeople rally. The businesspeople who participated in the unsanctioned rally in Luhansk on January 27 demanded to change taxation legislation.
Serhiy Korsunsky, member of illegal armed groupings, was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine. He is suspected of participating in illegal “LPR” orgnization activities.
About a year ago, a family of local farmers disappeared in the village Kommuna near occupied Debaltseve (the Donetsk region): they were Ludmyla Sokil and Mikola Yasynsky. Their younger son was found dead after cruel tortures.
Ukrainian versions of BBC and Forbes sites, and more than a hundred of other Ukrainian Internet resources are blocked on the territory controlled by “LPR”.