OSCE SMM records 162 ceasefire violations in Donbas

OSCE SMM records 162 ceasefire violations in Donbas

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) recorded 46 ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and 116 ceasefire violations in Luhansk region over the previous 24 hours.

The OSCE SMM said this in its report No.305/2020 issued on December 23, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“In Donetsk region, the Mission recorded 46 ceasefire violations, including 17 undetermined explosions, most of which occurred in areas north of Shyrokyne (government-controlled, 100km south of Donetsk) and near the Donetsk Filtration Station (DFS) (15km north of Donetsk),” reads the report.

It is noted that over the previous reporting period, the Mission recorded 97 ceasefire violations, most of which were recorded in areas north of Shyrokyne.

“In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded 116 ceasefire violations, including 17 explosions (16 undetermined and one incoming), most of which occurred in areas north of the disengagement area near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk) and south of Popasna (government-controlled, 69km west of Luhansk), including 18 bursts of infantry fighting vehicle cannon fire,” reads the report.

At the same time, over the previous reporting period, the Mission recorded no ceasefire violations.

“Following agreement reached at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on 22 July regarding additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire, from 00:01 on 27 July until the end of the reporting period, the SMM has so far recorded at least 4,444 ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions (including 1,981 explosions, 395 projectiles in flight, 57 muzzle flashes, 42 illumination flares and at least 1,969 bursts and shots),” reads the report.

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