The enemy continued shelling from heavy artillery systems and tanks, in particular, they used 120mm-caliber mortars five times.

"In Donetsk region, there were mortar attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian troops near the village of Shyrokyne, the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Mayorske, Zaitseve and Orlovske," the press center said.

What is more, a 122mm-caliber self-propelled artillery system, a tank, automatic grenade launchers and small arms were used to shell the ATO forces near the village of Shyrokyne.

In Luhansk, militants used small arms, automatic grenade launchers and an anti-aircraft system to attack the Ukrainian troops four times near the town of Schastia.

At the same time, civilian facilities were not being shelled over the period under review.

According to the report, enemy unmanned aerial vehicles were spotted three times from 2000 to 2100 Kyiv time on Thursday: one was seen over the Ukrainian-held city of Mariupol in Donetsk region and two in Luhansk region

As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 12, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande held talks in Minsk to resolve the conflict in Donbas.

Following the talks, the parties approved a package of measures aimed at the implementation of the Minsk agreements of September 2014. In addition, the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and the Russian Federation adopted a declaration in support of these measures.

In addition to other provisions of the new agreements reached by the 'Normandy Four' leaders on February 12, the parties agreed on a ceasefire to be effective from 0001, February 15, as well as the withdrawal of all heavy weapons. The agreements also provide for the release and exchange of all prisoners of war and civil hostages.

Despite the fact that a ceasefire was supposed to come into force, the militants have continued to attack the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces throughout the territory of Donbas, Ukraine's military says.