Situation at the front
During the last 24 hours, 55 cases of violation of ceasefire were registered in the ATO zone, the ATP Headquarters press center reports. There are nonstop attacks on Maryinka checkpoint: there have been three attempts to storm, according to the State Border Guard Service. Andriy Lysenko, spokesperson of the Presidential Administration on ATO related issues, informs that during the last day one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded.
News from the territory controlled by Ukrainian government
Slovyansk marked Day of Heavenly Hundred Heroes on February 19. At 8 in the morning, there was a brief rally outside the town hall attended by local officials and the military. Mayor Vadym Lyakh was not present. In Krasnoarmiysk, white baloons went up in the sky.
On February 19, a monument to Lenin was dismantled in Lysychansk, the Luhansk region, under the Act On Denunciation of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Regimes in Ukraine, and Banning the Propaganda of their Symbols. The information was presented in Facebook by Vitaliy Shvedov, Chief of military and civil administration of the towns of Lysychansk, Novodruzhesk, and Privolye.
News from the occupied territory
In Donetsk, there is a conflict between Oleksandr Khodakovsky, exchairperson of «DPR» «security council», and Oleksandr Zakharchenko, head of illegal «DPR» organization. Khodakovsky accused «DPR» administration of disrupting his internet press conference. Then he said that he will oppose the «DPR» administration.
The exchange of prisonersofwar is planned for Saturday, February 20, according to separetists' site "DAN".
The main news from the Donbas is presented here.