OSCE SMM records over 120 ceasefire violations in Donbas

OSCE SMM records over 120 ceasefire violations in Donbas

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared with the previous 24 hours and one ceasefire violation in Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine.

This is stated in the OSCE SMM report, based on the information received as of 19:30, 15 January 2018.

In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including about 125 explosions, compared with the previous 24 hours (about 65 explosions). In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded a ceasefire violation (explosion); it had recorded about 40 ceasefire violations, including 11 explosions, in the previous 24 hours.

In addition, the SMM observed armoured combat vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun and other indications of military-type presence in the security zone.

“In government-controlled areas, the SMM on 15 January saw an IFV (BMP-2) near Novotroitske (57km north-west of Donetsk) and a stationary reconnaissance vehicle (BRDM-2) near Muratove (51km north-west of Luhansk). On 12 January, an SMM mini-UAV spotted a probable anti-aircraft gun (ZU-23-2, 23mm) mounted on a stationary truck east of Mariupol (102km south of Donetsk),” reads the report.


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