Donetsk, May 19 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 21 times over the past 24 hours, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Tuesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 21 times expending 143 rounds of ammunition,” the report said.

Strikes were delivered at the areas of the Volvo Centre, the Vesyoloye, Zhabichevo and Spartak villages, the Lozovoye, Staromikhailovka and Shakha Trudovskaya settlements on the Donetsk axis,  the Shakha Gagarina and Shakhta 6/7 on the Gorlovka axis and the Dokuchayevsk outskirts on the Mariupol axis.

The enemy used 122mm artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, grenade launchers and high calibre small arms. The amount of expended ammunition of calibre up to 12.7mm is not added to overall daily statistics.

Ukrainian artillery strikes caused damage to property at 11 locations in the Staromikhailovka settlement in western Donetsk.

In the previous reporting period, Kiev army units fired 97 rounds of ammunition at DPR areas.*jk