Donetsk, Sep 1 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the "school ceasefire" ceasefire 17 times over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command said.

“Overall, 17 violations of the ceasefire by Kiev's side were registered."

Ukrainian army used mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, armored personnel carriers guns and small arms.

On Donetsk axis, Kiev forces fired 14 82mm mortar rounds. On Mariupol and Gorlovka axes, two townships were targeted with armored vehicles guns and small arms.

Ukraine continued to openly show its unwillingness to observe the agreed truce in connection with the beginning of the new school year,” Basurin said. “Thirty-three ceasefire violations by Ukrainian army units were recorded over the past 24 hours.”

A new truce came into effect from 25 August midnight. It was agreed by Contact Group participants in Minsk ahead of the new school year, and was dubbed ‘school ceasefire.’ According to DAN information, this is the 16th truce announced in Donbass. *ot