Donetsk, Oct 17 – DAN. Kiev forces shelled DPR territory 398 times over 24 hours, said DPR operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

“The situation in DPR remains tense, Kiev forces violated ceasefire 398 times over 24 hours, using heavy artillery and mortars 336 times,” he said.

According to the Command, Ukrainian forces targeted Oktyabrskiy, Sakhanka, Bezymennoye and Leninskoye villages in DPR south, Yasinovataya and Spartak village, Aleksandrovka, Trudovskiye and Staromikhailovka villages west of Donetsk, Gorlovka and Dokuchayevsk.

"All data on ceasefire violations was passed to the representatives of the OSCE SMM and the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC)," Basurin added.

Earlier in the day the enemy attacked DPR forces positions in the south of the Republic. Five Ukrainian fighters were killed, 10 wounded, while DPR lost one militiamen, another three sustained injuries.

Later Kiev offensive was reported to be blunted.