Donetsk, Dec 14 - DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled DPR territory 40 times over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command said on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 40 times using mortars, grenade launchers and small arms,” a DPR Operations Command representative said.

Twenty-two settlements in the Republic came under Ukrainian army units fire. A house in Dokuchayevsk was damaged by shelling, he added. *jk