Donetsk, Jan 15 - DAN. Ukrainian forces fired nearly 400 rounds of ammunition at DPR frontline areas over the past 24 hours, head of DPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov said on Thursday.

“Overall, Ukrainian army units expended 391 rounds of ammunition,” Yakubov said. Northern and western outskirts of Donetsk, airport area, Trudovskiye and Staromikhailovka neighbourhoods, Gorlovka suburbs and Dokuchayevsk came under Ukrainian forces fire, he added.

Fire intensity on the contact line has apparently increased as the number of ammunition rounds expended by Ukrainian forces firing at DPR amounted to 92 in the previous 24-hours period.

Earlier on Thursday, reports said Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 14 times over the past 24 hours.*jk