OSCE SMM records about 40 explosions in Donetsk region

OSCE SMM records about 40 explosions in Donetsk region

On June 1, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer ceasefire violations in Luhansk region.

“In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including more explosions (about 40), compared with the previous 24 hours (15 explosions),” reads the OSCE SMM daily report issued on 2 June 2020.

As noted, more than 80 per cent of ceasefire violations, including almost half of the explosions, were recorded near the disengagement area close to Petrivske (non-government-controlled, 41km south of Donetsk), at easterly and south-easterly directions of Hnutove (government-controlled, 90km south of Donetsk) and in areas south-east of Svitlodarsk (government-controlled, 57km north-east of Donetsk).

“In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations (no explosions), compared with the previous 24 hours (13 explosions). All ceasefire violations were recorded in areas south-south-east of Popasna (government-controlled, 69km west of Luhansk),” the report reads.

On May 28, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk stated during an online meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council that the SMM had observed Russian occupation forces restoring former positions at the disengagement area close to Petrivske.


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