Donetsk, Oct 27 – DAN. Ukrainian army units violated the ‘school ceasefire’ 178 times over the week firing over 730 mortar and artillery rounds, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

“Overall, 178 ceasefire violations by Ukrainian forces have been recorded,” Basurin said. “The enemy fired 733 artillery, tank guns and 120mm, 82mm mortar rounds.

The enemy targeted 24 frontline townships in DPR.

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