Number of ceasefire breaches in Sep up 30% against Aug - OSCE

Number of ceasefire breaches in Sep up 30% against Aug - OSCE

Over the first two weeks of September, an average of 273 ceasefire violations was recorded daily, which is a 30% rise against August.

That’s according to the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Mikko Kinnunen.

 “The security situation along the contact line remains volatile with an average of 273 cease-fire violations per day reported by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) during the first two weeks of September 2021, an increase of about 30% compared to the month of August,” Kinnunen stated.

Read also: Donbas update: Ukraine reports eight ceasefire violations by enemy forces

The official has voiced particular concern over the rising number of civilian casualties, “namely 11 in the month of August, the highest number of monthly civilian casualties since the entering into force of the July 2020 agreement on strengthening the ceasefire.”

As Ukrinform reported earlier, the OSCE SMM in Ukraine said since early September, Russian occupation forces had carried out 85 armed provocations in eastern Ukraine, killing four Ukrainian military and wounding 36.


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