Donetsk, Mar 5 – DAN. The Ukrainian army has violated ceasefire twice since the "absolute ceasefire" came into force in Donbass on March 5, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

"Since the ceasefire came into force, Ukrainain occupants have violated it twice."

Earlier in the day reports said a Gorlovka community services emergency vehicle had come under Ukrainian sniper fire when clearing northern streets of snow this morning. Later the Leninskoye township in the DPR south came under fire, no casualties or damage have been reported.

The Contact Group has brokered an “absolute ceasefire” in Donbass in effect from midnight March 5. The DPR said it is fully committed to the agreement and ready to silence guns. *ot