OSCE records 75 ceasefire violations in Donbas

OSCE records 75 ceasefire violations in Donbas

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded 75 ceasefire violations in Donbas between 00:01 and 16:00 on July 21, according to a spot report by the SMM posted on the OSCE website.

"Following a recommitment to the ceasefire which began at 00:01 on 21 July, in connection with the agreement reached at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on 17 July, the SMM continued to monitor the security situation. From 00:01 to 16:00 on 21 July, the Mission recorded in total 75 ceasefire violations (three explosions, 21 projectiles in flight and 51 shots of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire)," the report said.

It notes that almost all of these ceasefire violations (74, including two explosions) were recorded between 00:01 and 08:00 in Luhansk region, in areas east of Popasna (government-controlled, 69km west of Luhansk) and near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk). Between 08:01 and 12:00, the SMM recorded one explosion in Donetsk region, near Avdiivka (government-controlled, 17km north of Donetsk).

"The Mission recorded no ceasefire violations from 12:01 to 16:00," the report said.


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