Donetsk, Jan 22 - DAN. Ukrainian army units shelled Donetsk’s western outskirts with 120mm mortars on Tuesday afternoon, the Donetsk People’s Republic office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported.

“A strike by Ukrainian armed formations on the Krasnogorovka-Staromikhailovka axis was recorded at 16:15,” the JCCC said. “Ten 120mm mortar rounds were fired.”

No damage or casualties were immediately reported.

Earlier reports said that Ukrainian forces fired more than 50 rounds of ammunition at DPR areas over the past 24 hours in 17 “Christmas ceasefire” violations. Eight DPR settlements came under fire.*jk