“Before the New Year, the number of violations varied between 10 and 25 cases a day. After December 31 there have been less such incidents, the intensity began to decline,” Basurin told reporters.
Kiev-led forces violated the ceasefire agreement 10 times during the day, he added, noting that no casualties have been reported.
Kiev and eastern Ukrainian militia agreed on a ceasefire deal in September in Minsk following months of bloodshed but have subsequently accused each other of breaking the truce.
In a bid to renew ceasefire efforts, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko introduced a "silence regime" in the conflict-torn regions on December 9. The announcement was followed by a new round of Minsk negotiations, brokered by Russia and the OSCE, on December 24. During the talks, the sides agreed on a new prisoner exchange round, which was carried out on December 26.