Donetsk, Dec 7 - DAN. Ukrainian army units on Thursday afternoon shelled Volvo-Centre area in northern Donetsk and Yakovlevka and Spartak villages outside the city, DPR Operations Command said.

"At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, the enemy began to deliver strikes at Spartak and Yakovlevka villages and Donetsk’s Volvo-Centre area using banned weapons,” a DPR Operations Command officer said.

Kiev gunmen fired 17 82mm rounds and also used infantry fighting vehicle cannons, an anti-aircraft gun, grenade launchers and small arms. No casualty or damage were immediately reported.

Earlier reports said Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 46 times over the past 24 hours. Dokuchayevsk came under massive fire; six houses in the town were damaged by shelling. *jk