"Over the past day as a result of provocations and hostilities one Ukrainian soldier was killed and another six were wounded," he said.
In the past 24 hours the militants used Grad multiple rocket launchers one time.
Fighting continues near the Donetsk airport and Shyrokyne.
In addition, the Ukrainian military were able to repel an assault on the ATO strong point near Mariinka of the Donetsk region.
Earlier, it was reported that eight servicemen were wounded in the ATO on May 1.