Donetsk, Dec 16 – DAN. Ukrainian army shelled Shirokaya Balka west of Gorlovka with large caliber mortars, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said.

"Ukrainian armed formations launched attack on Novgorodskoye – Shirokaya Balka direction at 10.25 a.m. firing five rounds of 120 mm caliber, using also large caliber machine guns and small arms."

According to the Mission, at 4.30 a.m. Kiev forces opened grenade launcher fire on Alexandrovka in western Donetsk.

Information on casualties and damage is being specified.

Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire four times in the past 24 hours. *ot