Donetsk, Jan 23 – DAN. Ukrainian army units violates the ceasefire 16 times in the past 24 hours, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“Ukrainian armed forces fired 147 rounds. The number of ceasefire violations is 16," he said.

Yakubov said the fire was opened on the Donetsk airport, Spartak, Zhabichevo, Trudovskaya; Gorlovka and Shakhta Gagarina; Yasinovataya, Vasilyevka; Leninskoye, Oktyabr and Sakhanka. The enemy used 82 mm mortars, small arms of large caliber and grenade launchers.

Ammunition under 12.7 mm caliber is excluded from daily reports.

Yesterday Kiev forces shelled Donetsk with 120mm mortars.

Earlier the Contact Group endorsed the Christmas ceasefire in Donbass in effect from December 29, 2018 1:01 a.m. GMT+3.*ot