Donetsk, Sep 7 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 19 times over the past 24 hours, delivering strikes at 15 settlements in the Donetsk People’s Republic, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

“Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 19 times,” Basurin said. “Fifteen settlements in the Republic came under fire.”

Kiev forces used grenade launchers, large calibre maсhine guns and small arms, he added.

Earlier on Friday reports said that 11 houses in the Kominternovo village in the Republic’s southern Novoazovskiy district were damaged in overnight shelling by Ukrainian forces.

The new ceasefire agreed by the Contract Group for peaceful Donbass conflict settlement ahead of the new schoolyear came into force at 00:01 on August 29.*jk