Night in the Trenches on Eve of Parliamentary Election | Special Report
A UATV correspondent spent the night in the trenches with Ukrainian soldiers
However, before the ceasefire took effect, Russian-hybrid forces made 26 attacks on Ukrainian positions in different parts of the Donbas.
In Mariinka, where Medelyan spent the night, they attacked with small arms and continued shelling using mortars just before the midnight ceasefire. UATV captured footage of some of these attacks.
While one hopes that this time the ceasefire will hold. In the past, ceasefires have been agreed on and then broken and the Ukrainian military remains alert to further attacks.