From the beginning of the day a silence mode in ATO area is being observed. This was started on September 1 by the Minister of Defence of Ukraine the Army General Stepan Poltorak during a briefing for media representatives.
"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, i.e. 00:00 hours of September 1, there has been no shelling in the area of the ATO, both sides maintain the "silence mode", the Minister said.
He also stressed that: "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."