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OSCE mission recorded 170 explosions in Donbas in 24 hours

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Luhansk sector, the number of explosions increased, while in Donetsk - stayed the same
13:06, 27 January 2018

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The OSCE SMM in Donbas has recorded 170 explosions in the period from 19:30 on Jan. 24 to 19:30 on Jan. 25, according to their latest report.

“In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations[1], including, however, fewer explosions (70), compared with the previous reporting period (83 explosions),” the mission reported.

“In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including almost 100 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (one explosion). Positioned near “LPR”-controlled Sabivka (13km west of Luhansk), the SMM heard 88 undetermined explosions 15-20km south-south-west, assessed as a live-fire exercise,” it’s said.

Related: OSCE reports about increase of mined territories in Donbas

As to the violations of the withdrawal lines, in government-controlled areas, the SMM saw 12 anti-tank guns in Sievierodonetsk and a surface-to-air missile system travelling west near Klynove.

As to the militant side, the SMM saw an armoured personnel carrier near “DPR”-controlled Luhanske and two APCs in “LPR”-controlled Kadiivka.

The SMM observed a convoy of trucks with “Humanitarian Aid from the Russian Federation” written in Russian on the side. The mission attempted to follow the convoy into a compound at 4a Darhomyzhskoho Street in Luhansk city but was prevented from doing so by four “LPR” members (two armed) who closed a gate in front before the SMM vehicles were able to enter. One of the “LPR” members told the SMM that it needed permission from other “LPR” members in order to access the compound.

Related: Russia blocks extension of OSCE SMM mandate once again, - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

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