Donetsk, Mar 26 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire eight times over the past 24 hours, the DPR Operations Command said.

"Ukrainian armed force violated the ceasefire eight times in the past 24 hours, targeting the Leninskoye township," the command said.

Ukrainian army shelled six frontline townships, using 82mm and 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle guns, grenade launchers and small arms.

A woman died in the shelling of Nikitovskiy district of Gorlovka on the previous day.

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