Donetsk, Jan 16 – DAN. Kiev forces shelled the Nikolayevka village in DPR's Telmanovskiy district this morning, local administration head Alexander Susryakov told DAN.

"Today at 9.15 a.m. six incoming 82 mm mortar rounds were recorded on the outskirts of Nikolayevka."

The DPR mission to the JCCC has dispatched a team to confirm the reports.

Over the past 24 hours Kiev forces violated the ceasefire nine times.

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