OSCE recorded 662 explosions in Donbas in 24 hours

Source : 112 Ukraine

The observers spotted a multiple launch rocket system on the militant-controlled territory
13:48, 13 January 2018

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The OSCE SMM observers recorded 662 explosions in the Donbas conflict zone from 19:30 on Jan. 10 to 19:30 on Jan. 11, according to their report from Jan. 12.

In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations, including, however, more explosions (about 620), compared with the previous reporting period (about 410 explosions).

In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including 42 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (four explosions).

Related: OSCE recorded over 400,000 ceasefire violations in 2017

In violation of withdrawal lines, in government-controlled areas, an SMM mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted, on 10 January, a mortar (M120-15 Molot, 120mm) stationary east of Talakivka (17km north-east of Mariupol) and, on 11 January, the SMM saw two stationary towed howitzers (2A65 Msta-B, 152mm) in a compound in Pryvilne (31km north of Mariupol).  

In areas outside of government control, the SMM saw a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) (BM-21 Grad, 122mm) traveling north into a field near Kachkarske (35km north-east of Mariupol) in a zone within which deployment of heavy armaments and military equipment is further proscribed according to Point 5 of the Memorandum of 19 September 2014, 13 towed howitzers (D-30 Lyagushka, 122mm) near Novooleksandrivka (75km south-east of Donetsk) and four MLRS (BM-21) about 6km south-east of Miusynsk (62km south-west of Luhansk).

Related: U.S. accuses Russia of intimidating OSCE SMM observers in Donbas

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