Donetsk, Oct 22 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 18 times over the past 24 hours, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Tuesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 18 times expending 206 rounds of ammunition,” the report said.

Strikes were delivered at the Mikhailovka, Spartak, Staromikhailovka, Yasinovataya and Krutaya Balka settlements on the Donetsk axis and at Kommunarovka, Dzerzhinskoye, Oktyabr, Leninskoye and Kominternovo on the Mariupol axis.

The enemy used 122mm howitzers, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and high calibre small arms. In Kominternovo, the house at 10 Kirov Street caught fire as a result of shelling, the JCCC said.

The amount of expended ammunition of calibre up to 12.7mm is not added to overall daily statistics.

In the previous reporting period, Ukrainian army units fired nearly 70 rounds at DPR areas.*jk