Donetsk, Dec 26 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ‘New Year ceasefire’ five times over the past 24 hours, head of the DPR mission at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov said on Tuesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire five times targeting settlements on Donetsk axis and in DPR south,” Yakubov said.

Ukrainian forces expended 18 rounds of ammunition overall, he added. *jk