Donetsk, Jan 25 - DAN. Ukrainian armed formations fired at the Donetsk People’s Republic once over the past 24 hours, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported on Tuesday.

The Alexandrovka settlement in western Donetsk came under fire. The enemy expended two anti-tank grenade launcher rounds and also used small arms.  There have been no casualties or new damage.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures has been formally in effect in Donbass since July 27, 2020. The document bans, among other things, the use of weapons, deployment of hardware next to settlements and engineer works at troops’ positions.

Tensions in Donbass have been mounting after the New Year and Christmas holidays. DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said that Ukraine was preparing for a new offensive. Ukrainian troops in the conflict zone had been reportedly reinforced with radicals and multiple launch rocket systems and NATO weapons. Active drills of Ukraine’s chemical warfare troops have been reported as well. *jk