Donetsk, Apr 15 - DAN. Ukrainian armed formations fired at the Donetsk People’s Republic territory five times over the past 24 hours, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire five times expending 17 rounds of ammunition (the amount of expended ammunition of calibre up to 12.7mm is not added to overall daily statistics - eds Donetsk News Agency),” the report said.

The enemy used 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and high calibre small arms. Sniper fire was recorded as well. Strikes were delivered at Donetsk’s Kievskiy district, the Lozovoye and Staromikhailovka neighbourhoods in the west of the city, the northern suburb of Vesyoloye and the Yasnoye settlement in the outskirts of Dokuchayevsk, the JCCC said.

Damage was caused to houses No 15 and No 17 in Novorossiiskaya Street in Donetsk’s Kievskiy district and house No 33 in Zhukovskiy Street in Staromikhailovka. “Preliminary reports said that a 59-year-old man was killed by the strike at 15 Novorossiiskaya Street,” the JCCC said. 

The DPR Office the JCCC sent a team of officers to the scene for recording the aftermath of the shelling and fact finding.

In the previous reporting period, Ukrainian army units opened fire at DPR areas six times.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures came into force in Donbass on July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of all weapons, deployment of hardware, special operations, engineer works and unmanned aerial vehicles flights.*jk*pp