The statement reads: "The militants committed three 82-mm mortar strikes on the strongholds near Zaitseve during the day as well as employed grenade launchers of various systems and high-caliber machine guns there.
"Russian mercenaries shelled the positions near Avdiivka with mortars and automatic grenade launchers around 6 a.m.
"The militants fired at the fortified positions in the vicinity of Novotroitske, Marinka, Maiorsk, and Pisky with grenade launchers of various systems, machine guns, and small arms.
"Russian terrorists indiscriminately fired at the ATO forces' positions near Novotoshkivske and Zaitseve villages using mortars as well as attacked strong points near Krasnohorivka and Butivka mine with small arms and grenade launchers.
"Ukrainian soldiers did not respond to provocations. They did not open fire in return."