Donetsk, Sep 21 - DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 152 times over the past week employing heavy mortars, Donetsk People’s Republic Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

“Overall, 152 ceasefire violations by Ukrainian forces were recorded over the past week,” Basurin said.

Strikes were delivered at 24 settlements in the Republic. Kiev forces fired 234 120mm and 82mm mortar rounds and also used infantry fighting vehicle cannons, grenade launchers and small arms. The shelling left two people dead and one wounded; ten houses were damaged, he added.

The “school” ceasefire has been in effect in Donbass since August 29 midnight.*jk