"It was calm at Luhansk direction from midnight to 11:30 a.m. But the Russian occupation forces fired at Novooleksandrivka with small arms about noon inviting the Ukrainian troops' retaliation.
"The Armed Forces of Ukraine strictly follow the Minsk agreements ignoring provocations and providing no fire in response.
"The truce has been observed at Donetsk, Luhansk, and Mariupol sections of the front as at 6 p.m.
"The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to respond properly to any development. Projected threats, their directions, as well as the nature of the enemy's possible action are currently identified," the statement reads.