Donetsk, Oct 14 - DAN. Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire twice over the past 24 hours firing 17 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported on Thursday.

Strikes were delivered at the areas of the Shakhta Trudovskaya settlement in Donetsk and the Leninskoye village in the south of the Republic. The enemy employed 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. The Ukrainian representatives at the JCCC, when requested a ceasefire by the DPR Office, replied that “they  cannot confirm the strike and that Ukraine is observing the ceasefire.”

In the previous reporting period, Ukrainain armed formations opened fire at DPR areas three times.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures has been in effect in Donbass since July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of any weapons, deployment of heavy armaments in and around settlements, engineer works and unmanned aerial vehicle flights.*jk