Donetsk, Jan 11 – DAN. Ukrainian army units expended 50 shells targeting DPR territory in the past 24 hours, violating the ceasefire eight times, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“Ukrainian armed forces fired 50 rounds. The number of ceasefire violations is eight," he said.

Yakubov said the fire was opened on northern Donetsk (Volvo Center), Zhabichevo; Gorlovka and its mines No. 6, 7 and Sakhta Gagarina; Yasinovataya and Krutaya Balka.

The enemy used 82 mm mortar rounds, grenade launchers and small arms of large caliber.

Ammunition under 12.7 mm caliber is excluded from daily reports.

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