"The situation in the Donbas conflict zone remains unchanged. At night, the Russian-terrorist forces continued to provoke our defenders to violate the ceasefire, using banned weapons in some areas," the report says.

After midnight, the Kremlin-backed mercenaries fired rocket-propelled grenades on our positions near the village of Shyrokyne not far from the port city of Mariupol.

In addition, according to the press center, the militants fired small arms near the village of Mayorsk in the Artemivsk sector, and not far from the temporarily-occupied city of Donetsk – in the village of Pisky.

"The occupiers also fired banned 120mm mortars near the village of Zaitseve," the press center said.

"In turn, our soldiers strictly adhere to their commitments to de-escalate the conflict without using weapons. They open return fire only in case of a direct threat to their lives and the lives of civilians, using allowed weapons," the report reads.