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"Two servicemen were killed amid shelling of the positions of a separate mechanized brigade whose personnel were performing combat tasks near the town of Avdiyivka in the Donetsk sector. Proscribed heavy weapons – a tank, 120mm and 82mm mortars – were used to shell our positions in that direction," the report said.

Read alsoUkrainian army ready for full ceasefire in Donbas from Apr 1At the same time, the headquarters noted that the situation in the ATO zone remains tense.

"Attacks along the entire contact line intensified in the evening. Nine servicemen were wounded amid fighting while another two had military injuries. By firing back, our defenders property repelled the enemy. Information about losses sustained by Russia's hybrid military forces is being verified," it said.

The total number of attacks on Ukrainian troops registered from 00:00 to 18:00 local time on Thursday, March 30, was 37 instances.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group has agreed during a new round of the Minsk peace talks on Donbas that a full ceasefire will be declared from April 1, 2017, due to Orthodox Easter holidays, according to a Ukraine envoy's spokesperson.