Thus, in Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 40 violations of the ceasefire regime, including 20 explosions (two bursts and 18 explosions of undetermined origin). The majority of the violations were observed not far from Zalizne, Donetsk Filtration Station and Lebedynske.
In Luhansk region, the Mission observed two violations of the ceasefire (explosions of undetermined origin) not far from Popasna.
On April 1, the Chief Intelligence Department of Ukraine's Defense Ministry stated that the Russian Federation is ready for large-scale provocations against Ukraine; that, in particular, includes an option of invasion into the country's territory.
On April 8, Volodymyr Zelensky was on a working trip to Donbas. The visit of the president took place within the escalation of the conflict in the east.
Later, Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine is ready for a Russian invasion.
Meanwhile, Head of the Administration of the President of Russia Dmitry Kozak accused Ukraine of imitating the military threat in Donbas. Kozak also believes that the partners in the Normandy format are delaying the negotiation process.