Donetsk, Aug 5 - DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire on the contact line with the Donetsk People’s Republic five times over the past 24 hours, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire five times expending 30 rounds of ammunition,” the report said.

Fire was delivered at the Shakhta Gagarina and Shakta 6/7 settlements on the Gorlovka axis and the Grigorovka and Oktyabr villages in the south of the DPR. The enemy used 82mm and 120mm mortars and RPG and SPG grenade launchers.

Earlier reports said that a Kiev army strike caused a power outage and damaged several houses in the Shakhta Gagarina settlement in the outskirts of Gorlovka on Wednesday.

No civilian casualties were reported.

In the previous 24-hour period, the JCCC reported three ceasefire violations by Ukrainian forces.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures has been in effect in Donbass since July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of all weapons, deployment of hardware, special operations, engineer works and unmanned aerial vehicle flights.*jk