The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) recorded a decrease in the number of explosions in Donbas over the weekend to 190, compared to the previous report. It was stated in the Organization’s daily report from December 16.
OSCE reports on 190 explosions in Donetsk region.
"About two-thirds of ceasefire violations, including almost all explosions, were reported in areas to the southeast and southwest of Svitlodarsk," the report said.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the attempts of any contacts with the so-called republics of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. This was stated by the Ministry's Press Secretary Kateryna Zelenko regarding the pronouncements about the involvement of Temporarily occupied and uncontrolled territories of Ukraine in the Normandy Format, the press service of the Ministry informed.
"Such contacts, albeit disguised as ‘mediation’, in no way contribute to peace, but on the contrary are harmful – those that are aimed at legitimizing Russia's crimes against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and international law in general," Zelenko said.
She claims that the formula for establishing peace in Ukraine is simple – disengagement of forces and regaining control over the border.