Donetsk, Dec 8 – DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ‘school ceasefire’ almost 300 times over the week firing 1,679 mortar and artillery rounds, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

“Overall, 277 ceasefire violations by Ukrainian forces have been recorded,” Basurin said. “The enemy fired 1,679 artillery, tank guns and 120mm, 82mm mortar rounds.

The enemy targeted 21 frontline townships in DPR, damaging 28 households.

Earlier reports said Kiev forces violated the ceasefire 35 times over 24 hours, injuring a civilian and damaging six houses and a store building in Dokuchayevsk.

The sides have agreed to the ‘school ceasefire’ as the new academic year was 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