The first time for the long months, Russian-backed militants respected the truce brokered by Minsk agreements. The ATO press center stated that not even one attack had been recorded during the last day in Donbas are.
Since the last week militants have not targeted Mariinka, Donetsk region, with heavy weapons. This area of the ATO zone remained one of the most dangerous hotspots of the conflict. During artillery training of the militants of so-called Donetsk People's Republic near the suburb of Donetsk on Tuesday, September 8, one of the shells hit the house in the city center.
The civilians have got some time to repair their houses, roads, and other fascilities, as well as to prepare for heating season.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko in his speech held at 12th Yalta European Strategy Meeting stated that there is no reason to speak about Minsk agreements in 2016, because all the obligation must be fulfilled in 2015.