The statement reads: "The only attack on our positions was recorded at the Mariupol direction. The militants opened fire at our stronghold in Novotroitske with small arms at 9:50 a.m. The fire was sporadic and lasted for several minutes.
"Besides, broadcasting of the Ukrainian television continues to be blocked in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas. According to our latest information, broadcasting of the Ukrainian TV channels has recently been stopped in the city of Metalist in the Luhansk region.
"However, war in the Donbas connotes unhappiness not for all. For example, leader of the breakaway "LPR" Igor Plotnitsky has set up his own Universam supermarket on the basis of former Aist one in Luhansk. The store successfully sells significantly overpriced goods manufactured in Belarus and Russia," the statement reads.