Ukrainian forces violate ceasefire 15 times over 24 hours, fire 140 rounds at DPR – JCCC

April 25, 2019 13:36

Donetsk, Apr 25 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 15 times over the past 24 hours firing some 140 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic territory, head of the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 15 times expending 137 rounds of ammunition,” Yakubov said.

Strikes were delivered at  Dokuchayevsk, the Donetsk airport area, the Trudovskaya Colliery neighbourhood and the Vesyoloye and Spartak villages in the outskirts of Donetsk. Ukrainian forces also shelled the Mineralnoye village outside Makeyevka, Gorlovka’s Zaitsevo settlement and the Oktyabr village in southern DPR, he added.

The enemy employed 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, grenade launchers and high calibre small arms. The amount of expended ammunition of calibre up to 12.7mm is not added to overall daily statistics.

A house and two cars were damaged in Dokuchayevsk in shelling by Ukrainian forces on Wednesday.

In the previous reporting period, Ukrainian forces fired about 100 rounds of ammunition at DPR areas.*jk