Ukrainian forces violate ceasefire 120 times over past week, shell 19 DPR settlements – Basurin

February 08, 2019 16:05

Donetsk, Feb 8 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 120 times over the past week, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

“The contact line situation remains tense. Ukrainian army units keep the intensity of strikes at the same level,” Basurin said. “Overall, 120 strikes at the areas of 19 settlements were recorded last week.”

The enemy employed 82mm and 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, grenade launchers, large calibre machine guns and small arms, he added.

Earlier reports on Friday said that Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 16 times over the past 24 hours firing 388 rounds of ammunition at the DPR territory.

The Christmas ceasefire brokered by the Contact Group has been formally in effect in Donbass since December 29, 2018.*jk