Donetsk, Apr 13 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the "Easter ceasefire" six times after the silence regime had come into effect in Donbass since 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin told reporters.

“Today, six violations have been recorded since 10:00 a.m. (which coincides with Kiev time - eds Donetsk News Agency); 120mm mortars were used. The bulk of violations was recorded in Avdeyevka industrial area,” Basurin said.

The Contact Group participants at a meeting in Minsk on Wednesday stated their commitments to “Easter ceasefire” which had been on since 1 April but regularily violated by Ukrainian military. At the latest Contract Group talks, the participants negotiated a ceasefire coming into effect from 10:00 a.m. on 13 April. *jk