Cease-fire in ATO area observed - Defense Minister Poltorak

01.09.2016 15:52 363

From the beginning of the day a silence mode in ATO area is being observed.

Defense Minister of Ukraine the Army General Stepan Poltorak said this during a briefing on September 1, the Government’s portal reported.

"I get the prompt information on the situation in the East of Ukraine every 15 minutes. This morning we are pleased to note the fact that since the beginning of the day of September 1, there has been no shelling in the area of the ATO, both sides maintain the "silence mode", the minister said.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine are stronger, than they were in 2014, and now Armed Forces are ready for any scenario. Soldiers monitor changes in a situation, realistically assess the situation and ready to respond to any threat," he said.


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