Donetsk, Dec 27 – DAN. Kiev forces have been observing the new year ceasefire for the past 24 hours, said the DPR Operations Command press service.

"Over the past 24 hours no violations of the ceasefire have been recorded, the security situation remains stable," the report said.

The members of the Contact Group held a meeting on December 20 in Minsk and agreed to a comprehensive, durable and indefinite ceasefire coming into force at midnight December 23 (1.00 a.m. DPR time). The DPR has confirmed its commitment to silence guns. *ot