Donetsk, Jan 8 – DAN. Ukrainian army units expended nearly 20 shells targeting DPR territory in the past 24 hours, violating the ceasefire five times, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“Ukrainian armed forces fired 19 rounds. The number of ceasefire violations is five," he said.

He said the fire was opened on Sakhta Trudovskaya, Shakhta Gagarina, Novolaspa, Leninskoye.

The enemy used grenade launchers and small arms.

Ammunition under 12.7 mm caliber is excluded from the daily report.

Earlier the Contact Group endorsed the Christmas ceasefire in Donbass in effect from December 29, 2018 1:01 a.m. GMT+3.*ot