"The statement notes that "over the past day, the enemy attacked the forces of the anti-terrorist operation 41 times.
"The enemy shows the most activity at the Donetsk direction. The enemy tanks shelled Opytne three times, Grad systems shelled Avdiyivka and Pisky twice and artillery and mortar strikes were carried out against Avdiivka, Pisky, Vodiane, and Opytne.
"At Mariupol and Luhansk directions the criminals used small arms, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades against the villages of Shyrokyne and Sokolnyky.
"Near the village of Lozove in the Debaltseve area, our strong point was fired upon with small arms six times.
"Meanwhile, after regrouping our troops are equipping a new line of defense near Artemivsk."