Donetsk, Oct 9 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 24 times over the past 24 hours, damaging four households, DPR Operations Command said.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 24 times firing at 13 DPR townships,” a DPR Operations Command representative said.

The enemy used mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, armored personnel carriers guns, grenade launchers and small arms.

On the previous day, the enemy shelled Zaitsevo, north of Gorlovka, killing a civilian and damaging five houses. During the night, a gas pipe was damaged in Petrovskiy district of Donetsk.

The ‘school ceasefire’ has been agreed to by the sides as the new academic year was to begin in Donbass on September 1. It came into force at midnight August 25. It hasn’t proved to be durable, thought in the first hours the security situation along the contact line stabilized.*ot