Donetsk, Apr 17 – DAN. The Ukrainian armed forces violated the ceasefire 11 times in 24 hours firing over 180 rounds at the Donetsk People’s Republic, head of the DPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said.

“Over the past 24 hours the enemy violated the ceasefire 11 times firing 181 shells,” Yakubov said.

Shakhta Trudovskaya, Vasylievka, Dokuchaevsk, Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Oktyabr and Sakhanka were targeted with 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, IFVs and APCs, grenade launchers and small arms of large caliber.

In the evening, Ukrainian forces opened fire on the Vasilyevskaya pumping station.

In the previous reporting period, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 15 times, firing over 172 rounds.

The rounds under 12.7 mm caliber are excluded from daily reports.
A new recommitment to the ceasefire in Donbass has come into force on Friday, 1.01 a.m. GMT +3, after the security working group of the Contact Group had agreed to it on the previous day. At 1.05 a.m. Kiev forces opened 120 mm mortar fire on Alexandrovka, western Donetsk. *ot