Donetsk, Jan 20 - DAN. Ukrainian armed formations fired grenade launchers at Donetsk outskirts and a village area in the south of the Donetsk People’s Republic on Thursday evening, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported.

Fire was opened at 16:00 and 16:40 at the Shakhta Trudovskaya in western Donetsk and the Novolaspa village in the south of the Republic from the Maryinka and Starognatovka areas, respectively. The enemy used grenade launchers expending 20 rounds of ammunition. No casualties or damage were immediately reported, the JCCC said.

Earlier on Thursday, Ukrainian forces delivered a mortar strike at the Spartak village area in the northern suburbs of Donetsk.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures has been formally in effect in Donbass since July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of any weapons, deployment of heavy armaments in and around settlements, engineer works and unmanned aerial vehicle flights.*jk