Donetsk, Aug 17 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 60 times over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command said on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire 60 times using artillery, tank guns, mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, grenade launchers and small arms,” a DPR Operations Command representative said.

Twenty-five frontline settlements in the Republic came under Ukrainian army units fire, he added. No casualties were immediately reported.

Earlier on Thursday, reports said three houses in Spartak village in northern Donetsk outskirts had been damaged in overnight shelling by Kiev forces.*jk