Donetsk, Dec 24 - DAN. Ukrainian army fired nearly two dozen of 120 mm mortar shells at DPR southern villages in less than an hour this morning, the DPR mission to he JCCC said.

"Today, a massive shelling was recorded from 8.10 a.m. to 9 a.m., 23 rounds were fired from Ukrainian positions on the direction of Shirokino - Sakhanka and Talakovka - Kominternovo," the statement reads.

In the past 24 hours, the enemy fired almost 300 rounds in 18 ceasefire violation incidents. Gorlovka, Shakhta Gagarina, Zaitsevo, Yasinovataya, Kruaya Balka, Donetsk airport, Alexandrovka, Zhabichevo, Veseloye, Sakhanka were targeted. *ot