Donetsk, Oct 27 – DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled the frontline areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic 314 times in the past 24 hours, a DPR senior defense official said.

"The situation in DPR has not changed much. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 314 times, including 133 times with artillery and mortars,” Operations Command deputy commander Colonel Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at the Donetsk News Agency.

"Ukrainian side shelled Aleksandrovka, Trudovskiye and Staromikhailovka west of Donetsk, Shirokaya Balka, Zaitsevo and Shakhta Gagarina outside Gorlovka, Yasinovataya and Spartak township, Leninskoye and Kominternovo in Novoazovskiy district, and Mayorsk checkpoint”, the interlocutor said.

Basurin added that commanders responsible for the fire are criminals of war Shaptala, Vlasenko, Kabitskiy, Matseiko and Delyatsky.