Donetsk, Aug 18 - DAN. Ukrainian forces have committed 56 violations of the additional ceasefire control measures effective in Donbass since July 27, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday.

“We recorded 56 violations by Ukrainian army units in the period from July 27 to August 17,” Basurin said.

The Kiev army opened fire at the DPR 16 times; 34 facts of engineer works at Ukrainian army positions along the contact line and six cases of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles were recorded, he said.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures in Donbass was agreed by the Contact Group on July 22. The measures came into force five days later.

The document bans the use of any kinds of weapons and offensives including commando operations, deployment of hardware, mining, further organising of position, troop transfer and use of drones.*jk