Donetsk, Mar 12 - DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire three times over the past 24 hours firing 12 rounds of ammunition at Donetsk People’s Republic areas, head of the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said on Tuesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire three times expending 12 rounds of ammunition,” Yakubov said.

The Zaitsevo neighbourhood in the northern outskirts of Gorlovka and Yasinovataya were targeted with automatic grenade launchers (AGS) and high calibre small arms, he added.

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

In the previous reporting period, Ukrainian army units shelled the DPR with eight rounds of ammunition in two ceasefire violations.

The “spring ceasefire” in Donbass has been in effect since 01:01, March 8. Five minutes into the new truce Ukrainian forces fired at the Alexandrovka neighbourhood in Donetsk’s western outskirts.*jk*pp