Donetsk, Jan 25 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the Christmas over a hundred times this week expending, said DPR People's Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin.

"The situation along the contact line remains tense. The tendency of growing number of violations from the Ukrainian side prevails. Over the week, 105 ceasefire violations were recorded."

Over this period, tanks, heavy mortars, IFVs, grenade launchers, machine guns, small arms were used to shell 18 townships.

The Contact Group endorsed a renewed "Christmas" ceasefire in Donbass in effect from December 29, 2018 1:01 a.m. GMT+3. *ot