Donetsk, Dec 27 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 5,000 times this year, firing more than 50,000 shells, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said.

“Over the year, more than 5,000 ceasefire violations were recorded. The total number of rounds fired is 20,000, including 66 MLRS rounds and 6,612 artillery rounds."

Over the last week, Kiev forces violated the ceasefire 52 times firing 35 rounds of 120 mm and 82 mm caliber, 316 grenade launcher rounds, 75 IFV gun rounds and 40 anti-aircraft gun rounds.
A renewed indefinite ceasefire came into force in Donbass in the night of July 20-21 as it has been agreed to by the Contact Group in Minsk.

The ceasefire agreement includes provisions for disciplinary measures against perpetrators, ban on offensive, sabotage and reconnaissance operations, ban on any fire including sniper fire, deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and, first of all, civilian infrastructural objects such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public places. *ot