Donetsk, Jan 16 – DAN. Kiev forces fired mortar shells on Dokuchayevsk on Wednesday, the DPR mission to the JCCC said.

"A shelling was recorded at 2.40 p.m. originating from Ukrainian positions and coming on the direction of Novotroitskoye – Dokuchayevsk."

Four mortar rounds of 82 mm caliber have been fired.

Dokuchayevsk came under fire several times since the Christmas ceasefire came into force in Donbass. A residential house was damaged there on January 1, and a multi-apartment house sustained damage on January 13.

Earlier report said that Kiev forces violated the ceasefire nine times in 24 hours.

The Contact Group endorsed the Christmas ceasefire in Donbass in effect from December 29, 2018 1:01 a.m. GMT+3.*ot