The statement reads: "The terrorists' provocative attacks in the ATO area have been recorded at the Donetsk direction today.
"The Russian-terrorist mercenaries committed eight indiscriminate attacks on Opytne, Pisky and Novhorodske villages using grenade launchers, high-caliber machine guns, and small arms starting from 7:50 a.m.
"Sniper attacks have been recorded in Avdiivka and Opytne. A total of 11 attacks have been committed on our positions today.
"The military engineers continue eliminating consequences of the tragedy in Svatove. 15,996 explosive devices have been defused and 46.7 hectares of the territory have been cleared in Svatove to date."