OSCE records more than 500 explosions in ORDLO

OSCE records more than 500 explosions in ORDLO

The OSCE SMM recorded 503 explosions in Donbas during the period from 19:30 on February 27 to 19:30 on February 28.

This was said in the SMM’s report of March 1.

"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including about 500 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 620 explosions). Nearly 80% of the explosions were recorded south-east of Svitlodarsk (government-controlled, 57km north-east of Donetsk) in the evenings between 27 and 28 February," the report reads.

In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including three explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (six explosions).

"The SMM observed armoured combat vehicles and an anti-aircraft gun in the security zone. In non-government-controlled areas, the SMM saw four IFVs (BMP-1) in Katerynivka (formerly Yuvileine, 8km west of Luhansk) and two armoured personnel carriers (APC) (MT‑LB) in Vesela Hora (16km north of Luhansk), all on February 28, and an anti-aircraft gun (ZU-23, 23mm) mounted on an APC (MT‑LB) near Smile (31km north-west of Luhansk) on February 27," the report says.

On the evening and night of February 27-28, while in Svitlodarsk, the SMM heard over 300 explosions as well as bursts of heavy-machine-gun fire, all 4-6km south and south-east. On February 28, while at the same location, the SMM heard about 60 undetermined explosions as well as bursts of heavy-machine-gun fire, all 3-6km south-east.


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