Kiev’s military said on Friday five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and seven wounded in attacks.
Russia’s under pressure rouble has fallen about 45 percent against the dollar this year.
Relations between the two have deteriorated since the overthrow of a Moscow-backed president.
Stepan Poltorak said the armed forces planned to spend about $110 million on new weapons.
This comes amidst investigations into allegations of doping in Russian athletics.
A ‘Day of Silence’ began in the war-torn east on Tuesday, marking an effective ceasefire.