The Russian-occupation troops shelled the Ukrainian military within an hour of the introduced ceasefire, according to the speaker of the ATO headquarters press center Vasyl Labai, reported.

"Since the beginning of today's day, a truce was about to begin, but already at 1:00 the militants of the Russian-occupation troops violated the agreement of the TAG on full commitment to a sustainable and indefinite ceasefire," he said.

Thus, from the beginning of the day, two cases of shelling at Ukrainian positions in the area of settlements of Shchastya and Troitske of the Luhansk region were recorded. The occupation troops opened fire in the direction of Ukrainian positions from 82-mm mortars, mounted grenade launchers and small arms.

Reportedly, the Ukrainian military did not return fire. According to preliminary information, as a result of the shelling, none of Ukrainian servicemen were injured.

It should be noted, that the ceasefire, agreed by the participants of the Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine, came into force in the Donbas from midnight on Monday, March 5. Thus, the TCG participants stressed "the importance of accepting and implementing ceasefire orders and unconditional application of disciplinary measures to violators of the silence regime."