"Over the last day, we haven’t lost any Ukrainian soldiers, but five were injured as a result of military clashes," he said.

According to Lysenko, the situation in the Donbas conflict zone is worsening. The number of violations of the ceasefire by the combined Russian-separatist forces is increasing, including with the use of heavy weapons.

He also said that the Ukrainian army had recorded 12 reconnaissance overflights by enemy drones in Luhansk region, and one in Zaporizhia region.