Gorlovka, Aug 8 - DAN. DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko said he does not rule out that the contact line situation might deteriorate in the nearest future.

“Breakthrough attempts are made on south axis each evening;  one was made at Svetlodarsk Salient the day before yesterday; the enemy has been getting reinforcements, munitions and personnel,” Zakharchenko told reporters on Tuesday.

“I believe the situation will deteriorate in the nearest future,” he said.

The Donbass contact line situation remains highly volatile, with 36 ceasefire violations recorded in the past 24 hours.*jk