The statement reads: "Festivities on the occasion of the Day of Defender of Ukraine took place in Mariupol, Volnovakha, Krasnohorivka, Severodonetsk, Artemivsk and other cities.
"Exhibitions of arms and military equipment, shows by Ukrainian fighters, numerous concerts and performances were held.
"The restoration of the Donbas infrastructure is underway. Joint civil-military groups continue to repair gas pipeline in the area of Marinka-Krasnohorivka and power line near Verkhniotoretske village in the Yasynuvata district.
"Preparations for removal of mortars and artillery under 100-mm are underway."