OSCE records over 260 explosions in Donbas

OSCE records over 260 explosions in Donbas

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded 264 explosions in Donbas for the period from 19.30 on January 28 to 19.30 on January 29, 2018, according to a report published by the organization on January 30.

"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including about 260 explosions, compared with the previous 24 hours (about 130 explosions)," observers said.

"In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including four explosions, compared with the previous 24 hours (14 explosions)," the OSCE said.

The report also notes that in non-government-controlled areas, the SMM saw an IFV (BTR-80) in Kadiivka (formerly Stakhanov, 50km east of Luhansk). On January 29, an SMM mini-UAV spotted again two IFVs (BMP-variants), an anti-aircraft gun (ZU-23-2, 23mm), an armored personnel carrier (MT-LB) and military-type trucks east of Vesela Hora and south of Obozne.

"In government-controlled areas, the SMM saw four armored reconnaissance vehicles (BRDM-2) in Orikhove-Donetske (44km north-west of Luhansk) and two IFVs (BTR-variant) in Stanytsia Luhanska," the report says.


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