Ukrainian forces violate ceasefire 25 times over 24 hours, fire 270 rounds at DPR – JCCC

September 13, 2018 11:13

Donetsk, Sep 13 – DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire 25 times over the past 24 hours, firing 271 rounds of ammunition at Donetsk People’s Republic frontline areas, head of the DPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 25 times expending 271 rounds of ammunition,” Yakubov said.

The airport, the Spartak village in the outskirts of Donetsk, Gorlovka and its suburban villages of Zaitsevo, Golmovskiy, Verkhnetoretskoye and Gagarin Colliery, Dokuchayevsk, the Yakovlevka and Novolaspa villages and the Zaichenko, Bezymennoye, Sakhanka, Leninskoye, Kominternovo and Novaya Tavriya settlements in southern DPR were targeted with 82mm and 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, anti-tank rocket propelled grenade launchers (RPG), recoilless guns (SPG) and large calibre machine guns, he added.

The amount of expended ammunition of calibre up to 12.7mm is not added to overall daily statistics.

A new comprehensive, lasting and indefinite ceasefire came into force in Donbass at 00:01 on August 29, 2018. It was agreed by the the Contact Group participants in Minsk ahead of the new school year and was dubbed “school ceasefire.” *jk