Donetsk, Oct 6 – DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ‘school ceasefire’ almost 280 times over the past week firing nearly 1,000 mortar and artillery rounds, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

“Overall, 278 ceasefire violations by Ukrainian forces have been recorded,” Basurin said. “The enemy fired 980 artillery, tank guns and 120mm, 82mm mortar rounds.

Ukrainian army targeted 25 frontline townships in DPR. Yasinovataya, Dokuchaevsk, Petrovskiy district of Donetsk, Spartak, Vasiliyevka, Sakhanka, Kominternovo and Zaitchenko sustained the major damage. Twenty households have been hit.

In the last 24 hours, the enemy violated the ceasefire 50 times.

The sides have agreed to the ‘school ceasefire’ as the new academic year is to begin in Donbass on September 1. It came into force at midnight August 25. It has not proved to be durable, thought in the first hours the security situation along the contact line stabilized. *ot