"Starting with 18 hours (16:00 GMT) yesterday, illegal armed formation 16 times resorted to provocations and pummeled the position of the Ukrainian military. Using small arms, grenade launchers and mortars, militants overnight fired Donetsk airport, and from small arms – neighborhood Cernuhino," the press center said on its Facebook page.
No casualties have been reported from the Ukrainian side.
A ceasefire agreement, brokered by Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, was signed between the conflicting sides in September. On December 9, a "silence regime" was declared in a bid to revive peace negotiations between the sides.
However, following the implementation of the ceasefire, both Kiev and the authorities of Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR) have repeatedly accused each other of violating the truce.