Donetsk, Jan 13 - DAN. Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire on the contact line with the Donetsk People’s Republic seven times over the past 24 hours, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported on Thursday.

Fire was delivered at the Alexandrovka settlement on the Donetsk axis, Shakhta 6/7 on the Gorlovka axis and the Novaya Tavriya, Kominternovo and Sakhanka villages on the Mariupol axis.  The enemy used grenade launchers and small arms expending 37 rounds of ammunition.

The amount of expended ammunition of caliber up to 12.7mm is not added to overall daily statistics.   No civilian casualties or damage to civil infrastructure have been recorded, the DPR Office said.

The Lugansk People’s Republic reported three ceasefire violations by Ukrainian forces.

Tensions on the contact line have mounted since January 9. Kiev army units deliver fire on all axes. The mounting tensions on the frontline help Kiev maintain the “Russian aggression” myth, the DPR Office at the JCCC said. *jk