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OSCE records 225 violations of truce after announcing new ceasefire in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The parties had to observe a complete ceasefire from July 27
17:27, 2 August 2020

OSCE SMM
OSCE SMM

Observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Donbas recorded 225 violations of the truce after the ceasefire regime entered into force on 27 July. This is stated in the daily report of the mission.

"From 00:01 July 27 to the end of the reporting period, the mission recorded 225 ceasefire violations," the report reads.

It also notes that the SMM recorded nine ceasefire violations in the Donetsk region (compared to 1 in the previous reporting period) and 93 ceasefire violations in the Luhansk region (where no violations were recorded in the previous reporting period).

Related: Eight civilians killed and 47 wounded in Donbas since beginning of year, - OSCE

The SMM also observed weapons deployed in violation of withdrawal lines on the contact line.

The mission added that the freedom of movement of SMM patrols was restricted at the checkpoint near Yelenivka (not controlled by the Ukrainian government, 23 km south-west of Donetsk).

On July 22, a regular meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group was held in the format of a videoconference, which resulted in the achievement of agreements on a full and comprehensive ceasefire on the contact line from 00:01 on July 27.

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