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Events in Ukraine on 20 February 2015.

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Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events

that have happened in Ukraine today

Insurgents switch over to the Donetsk direction, and hit Berdyanske

Rebels carried out 15 attacks on army positions overnight; they violated the armistice 49 times in the 24 hours in total.

The brunt of the rebel attacks was aimed at the Donetsk direction. They also shelled Berdyanske, which is in the Mariupol direction, the ATO press centre reports.

In the Donetsk direction, outlaws shelled the settlements of Avdiivka and Tonenke twice with Multiple Launch Rocket Systems.

The village of Kurakhovo was fired upon with Grad MLRSs.

Rebels used military hardware for attacks near the village of Opytne.

The village of Vodyane was shelled and mortared three times.

In the Mariupol direction, separatists attacked Berdyanske with machine-guns and mortars.

"Although the enemy showed much greater activity before the ceasefire agreements were signed, the statistics of twenty-four-hour shelling prove once again rebels' unwillingness to cease fire, and especially to withdraw heavy artillery from the front line," the ATO press centre said.

Moskal: Chornukhine under PRL control

The government-controlled territory of Lugansk region has lost one settlement - the village of Chornukhine, Popasna region - as a result of ongoing hostilities.

The Ukrainian Army was forced to abandon the village. Straight after this, gunmen of the so-called PRL entered into the settlement, the website of Head of the Lugansk Regional State Administration Gennady Moskal announced.

Rebels announce an exchange of captives

A prisoner swap with the Ukrainian part is due to take place on Saturday, February 21, as reported by "Interfax" with a reference to a PRD leadership representative, Daryna Morozova.

"The exchange of captives is to be carried out on Saturday, but in accordance with lists instead of "all for all", she said.

As reported earlier, both rebels and Ukraine assumed responsibility to exchange "all for all" captives according to the agreements inked in Minsk.

Tymchuk: 4 convoys with matériel crossed into Donbas from Russia in the past 24 hours

At least 4 convoys were observed carrying supplies from the Russian territory to Donbas in the past 24 hours.

In general, there were up to 55 vehicles, as well as 28 units of combat materiel including tanks,             armoured combat vehicles and self-propelled artillery, the organizer of the Information Resistance DmitryTymchuk informs.

"We have recorded movements of enemy tactical forces into the occupied territory," he says.

General Staff: 110 servicemen of the Debaltseve garrison are held in rebels' captivity

The General Staff has confirm that 110 servicemen of the Debaltseve garrison are held in rebels' captivity, an acting spokesman for the General Staff, Vladislav Selezniov, announced at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday.

"Yesterday, the General Staff spoke about 90. Now, we have more specific information, which is 110 soldiers", Selezniov said.

National Security Council: 2 service members killed and 3 others wounded in the ATO area in the past 24 hours

2 military were killed and 3 others wounded in the anti-terrorist operation on February 19, an acting spokesman for the General Staff, Vladislav Seleznev, said at a briefing as reported by "Ukrainski Novyny".

According to Selezniov, ATO forces took out all mobile machinery from Debaltseve, Donetsk region, when falling back.

Service members destroyed the materiel they were unable to move.

As reported earlier, the General Staff confirmed the fact that 110 servicemen of the Debaltseve garrison were held in rebels' captivity.

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