On February 17, 2015, pro-Russian forces actively fired Debaltsevo, Donetsk Region. A gas pipeline was collided by mortar fire and that caused explosion. As a result of the incident were injured members of the press who quickly left place of incident.
According to the Minsk agreements (February 12, 2015) forces had to start the process on withdrawal of all foreign troops from the territory of Ukraine and heavy armament 50-140 km away from the contact line. Nevertheless pro-Russian forces want to capture a strategic railway junction in Debaltsevo and violate the ceasefire.
There are reports about everyday attacks and provocations by the pro-Russian forces. Ukrainian forces don’t use heavy artillery and fire only in answer.