On the last day before the armistice on February 14, the car crashed into a memorial to the heroes of World War II. Self-defense fighters considered the accident very symbolic.
Part of village is under the control of the self-defense forces, and the other part is controlled by the Ukrainian army. As a whole, the ceasefire in the village is being observed. However, localized shooting has taken place because not all fighters of Ukraine's National Guard have obeyed the orders of Petro Poroshenko.
The independent supporters of Donetsk People’s Republic have held the fort here without heavy weapons. The representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic reported that they had completed the withdrawal of artillery from the line of contact with the Ukrainian military in accordance with the plan approved by military representatives of both parties and the agreement enshrined in the first paragraph of measures in observance with the Minsk agreements.
OSCE representatives recorded the observance of the Minsk agreement by authorities of Donetsk People's Republic. International observers praised the steps of the DPR to ease the tensions in Donbas. As for the Ukraine's National Guard, the DPR's Ministry of Defense noted on February 28 that they had only withdrawn 15 percent of armaments from the contact line. According to the self-defense fighters, the National Guard has no hurry to perform the agreement and had only partially removed their artillery.