Donetsk, Dec 22 – DAN. Ukrainian army units expended over 1,000 rounds targeting DPR territory in the past 24 hours, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“Overall, Ukrainian armed forces fired 1,040 rounds targeting the DPR," he said. "On the previous day they expended 536 rounds."

Donetsk axis saw the most intense shelling, the JCCC added. The enemy used howitzers, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers guns, RPGs, recoilless anti-tank guns SPG and small arms.

Earlier reports said Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire 30 times firing on northern Donetsk, and damaging at least five houses and a plant in Kuibyshevskiy district.

The sides have agreed to the ‘school ceasefire’ as the new academic year was to begin in Donbass on September 1. It came into force at midnight August 25. It has not proved to be durable, thought in the first hours the security situation along the contact line stabilized. *ot