Donestsk, December 1 (Sputnik)
The Ukrainian forces have violated the ceasefire in Donbas 19 times over the past 24 hours, a representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said on Saturday.
The military operation in eastern Ukraine was launched by Kiev in 2014 against militias of Donbas, after local residents of the region refused to recognize the new Ukrainian authorities.
In 2015, a ceasefire deal was signed between conflicting sides in Minsk after talks brokered by the leaders of the so-called Normandy Format (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine).
Despite the ceasefire agreement, sporadic fighting has continued in Donbas.