In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on February 18, the armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 18 times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at our positions from 152 mm and 122 mm artillery systems prohibited by the Minsk agreements, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, tank weapons, as well as from the IFV weapons, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. The units of the Joint Forces gave an adequate fire response to all hostile attacks and controlled the situation. Subsequently, the enemy requested a ceasefire. One member of the Joint Forces was killed, three defenders were wounded and two others received combat damage as a result of the enemy shelling. According to intelligence, 4 people were killed and another 6 were critically injured on the part of the enemy.
The "LNR" military propagandist Andrey Marochko posted a video that clearly indicates that the militants are firing at the AFU positions hiding behind civilians. The video clearly shows that missiles fired by the terrorists fly over residential and household buildings. After the video recognition posted by Comrade Marochko began to be actively commented, the "LNR" propagandist started to weasel his way out, trying to disavow the fact of the forbidden method of warfare made public by him. According to him, civilians, near whose houses the militants deploy their artillery, "do not want to evacuate on principle". "In such a situation, - the militant continues, - our servicemen should have deployed observation points on the heights". Marochko says that this refers to the deployment of observation points in residential areas, but the video shows that rocket artillery fired from the same hills, hiding behind civilians.
A resident of occupied Donetsk was detained on the street with a Kalashnikov assault rifle during the curfew. This was reported by the so-called "DNR MIA". Local "police" stopped the 31-year-old resident of Donetsk in the Kyivskyi district during the curfew. A Kalashnikov rifle was seized from him, as well as a magazine with 25 5.45 mm bullets. It was reported that the man was "detained for further proceedings".
A tram in occupied Yenakiieve lost the door while moving. "A door fell off the tram while moving in Yenakiieve", - an eyewitness wrote in a local group on social networks, adding a photo.
The International Committee of the Red Cross sent 5 trucks with humanitarian aid in the form of food packages to the temporarily occupied territory of Donbass, - the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. "5 trucks with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross proceeded through the Novotroitske checkpoint to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine", - the message said. Food packages for a total weight of 100 tons were sent for residents of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.