OSCE recorded 108 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine over past weekend

OSCE recorded 108 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine over past weekend

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded 97 ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and 11 in Luhansk region between the evenings of 28 and 30 May, according to an OSCE SMM report.

“In Donetsk region, between the evenings of 28 and 30 May, the SMM recorded 97 ceasefire violations, including eleven explosions (one impact and ten undetermined),” the report reads.

The majority of ceasefire violations occurred near the destroyed Donetsk international airport (8km north-west of Donetsk) on the evening of 28 May, in areas north of Shyrokyne (government-controlled, 100km south of Donetsk) on the nights of 28-29 May and 29-30 May, and in an area west of Novoluhanske (government-controlled, 53km north-east of Donetsk) during the day of 30 May.

In Luhansk region, between the evenings of 28 and 30 May, the SMM recorded 11 ceasefire violations, including six undetermined explosions, all of which occurred in areas north and south-west of the disengagement area near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk) on the evenings of 28 and 29 May.

Following agreement reached at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on 22 July 2020 regarding additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire, from 00:01 on 27 July 2020 until the end of the reporting period, the SMM has recorded at least 32,492 ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions (including 10,447 explosions, 5,521 projectiles in flight, 228 muzzle flashes, 108 illumination flares and at least 16,188 bursts and shots).

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