Donetsk, Aug 16 - DAN. A Donetsk People’s Republic serviceman was killed in Ukrainian sniper fire in the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command spokesman Daniil Bezsonov said on Thursday.

“An enemy sniper pair killed a DPR defender in the vicinity of the Leninskoye settlement,” Bezsonov said. “The sniper pair was subsequently eliminated.”

Kiev forces violated the ceasefire three times over the past 24 hours firing some 40 rounds at DPR frontline areas.*jk