The OSCE observers (SMM OSCE) have documented 10% less incidents of violations of Donbas ceasefire, as Alexander Hug, the first deputy head of OSCE SMM in Ukraine, reported this at a briefing, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
“Last week the number of ceasefire violations decreased at least by 10% compared with the week before last,” he said.
According to him, 95% of attacks was documented in four sectors, the situation in the rest of Donbas was mostly peaceful.
“Last week showed how close we are to fully respect the ceasefire – almost on the arm’s length. This week showed that it is possible to stop the attacks and stop the murders,” he stressed.
Besides, Hug stated that the illegally armed formations set a large amount of military equipment in Luhansk and on the southeast town end, which is contrary to the Minsk Agreements. Six self-propelled howitzers were set in Anadol (Donetsk region), which is a violation as well.
According to Hug, the parties have not reached the compromise in terms of the demining of the territory.
As it was reported earlier, the Ukrainian side of the Joint Center on Control and Coordination in Donbas stated that the militants set 38 armor and heavy weapons units in Luhansk airport. As Dmytro Hutsulyak, the Spokesperson of the Defence Ministry, said, one Ukrainian soldier died and one was injured over the past 24 hours.
The militants have shot at the Ukrainian positions 66 times over the last day in Donbas. The Armed Forces of Ukraine opened a return fire around 20 times, using Minsk-banned weapons.