EU concerned about OSCE reports of ceasefire violations in Donbas

EU concerned about OSCE reports of ceasefire violations in Donbas

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The European Union is concerned about reports by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine on the presence of Russian-led militants in the disengagement area near Petrivske in Donetsk region.

The EU said this in a statement on Russia's ongoing aggression against Ukraine and illegal occupation of Crimea, read out at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday, January 16, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We are concerned about the SMM’s reports of ceasefire violations, which were recorded both inside the disengagement area near Petrivske and the disengagement of forces at the former positions of Russian-backed armed groups," the statement reads.

The EU also stated that it was unacceptable that on January 7, 2020, one of the Russian-led militants tried to obtain the signature of an SMM patrol to a document that incorrectly indicated that ceasefire violations occurred outside the disengagement area.

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