Donetsk, Apr 16 – DAN. Ukrainian forces have violated the ceasefire 31 times in the past 24 hours, expending almost 900 rounds, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“Overall, Ukrainian armed forces violated the ceasefire 31 times, firing 872 rounds," he said.

He said the enemy targeted Shirokaya Balks, Zheleznaya Balka, Dolomitnoye, Milhailovka, Ozeryanovka, Zaitsevo, Krasnyi Partizan, Krutaya Balka, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Dokuchayevsk, Sakhanka, Leninskoye and the Volvo Center in northern Donetsk.

Three houses were damaged on Tsentralnaya, Lenina and Vatutina streets in Dokuchayevsk.

Kiev forces opened intense fire on the Zaitsevo central cemetery, where nearly 700 people gathered on the traditional Orthodox Memorial Sunday.

Despite the ceasefire announced in Donbass, Kiev forces opened intense fire on western and norther Donetsk on April 11, dramatically deterioration the security situation. Seven civilians have been injured, while the number of shelling incidents keeps growing. *ot