The report notes: "From midnight until 6 p.m. April 1, illegal armed groups violated the silence mode 18 times.
"In particular, near Donetsk, the militants used small arms and rocket-propelled grenades against Avdiivka and Opytne three times. Also, at 3 p.m. our observation post near Avdiivka was shelled by a tank of the criminals.
"At the Artemivsk direction gang formations used a machine gun to fire at our positions near Luhanske village.
"From 1:40 to 2 p.m. a military clash occurred with the use of enemy using mortars and grenade launchers in the Luhansk region, near the village of Zolote. After successful actions of our fighters the enemy withdrew.
"Today, once again showed that the Ukrainian servicemen demonstrate firmness and endurance without succumbing to provocation, because our priorities are peace and stability in the Donbas," the statement noted.