"Ukrainian forces fired more than 30 rounds from various weapons on the outskirts of Donetsk, Gorlovka, a number of towns and villages in the republic, as well as our positions at Donetsk airport," the agency said citing DPR Defense Ministry's press service.
According to reports, the Ukrainian armed forces made efforts to utilize subversive groups.
Later developments indicated two civilian deaths in 66 attacks in the region, mostly in the Donetsk airport and the town of Horlivka, according to the DPR Defense Ministry cited by the agency.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian security officials reported 82 militia attacks in the past 24 hours.
The latest attacks took place in violation of a contentious ceasefire agreement that was reached under Russian and OSCE mediation on September 5. Kiev launched military operations to suppress independence supporters in southeast Ukraine in April 2014. According to Friday's estimates by a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson, the death toll from the armed conflict exceeded 4,800 people.