DONETSK, April 20 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian security forces violated the ceasefire ceasefire six times over the past day, told reporters on Tuesday at the office of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime (JCCC).
On Monday, the DPR reported seven attacks from the Ukrainian security forces.
“Over the past day, the total number of violations by the armed formations of Ukraine amounted to six times,” said a DPR spokesman at the JCCC.
According to him, the Ukrainian security forces fired 57 mines with calibers of 120 and 82 mm across the republic, they also fired from grenade launchers and small arms.
“The total number of ammunition used by the armed formations of Ukraine is 61 units,” added a representative of the department.
Earlier, additional measures to ensure a ceasefire came into force in Donbass. These measures imply a complete ban on firing, placing weapons in and near settlements, offensive and reconnaissance and sabotage actions. The engineering equipment of positions and the use of drones by the parties to the conflict near the line of contact are also prohibited. In addition, the measures provide for disciplinary liability for violation of the ceasefire. Ceasefire orders containing measures to maintain it must be in effect until the conflict is fully resolved.
In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict.
The issue of resolving the situation in Donbass is being discussed, including during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group, which since September 2014 has already adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict, shootings continue.