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OSCE records 512 ceasefire violations in Donbas during August 15

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Special Monitoring Mission’s UAVs again experienced instances of GPS signal interference
15:07, 17 August 2021

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The OSCE SMM recorded 512 violations of the "silence regime" in Donbas on August 15. This was stated in a daily report published by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.

In Donetsk region, between the evenings of 13 and 15 August, the SMM recorded 225 ceasefire violations, including 53 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 13 ceasefire violations in the region. In Luhansk region, between the evenings of 13 and 15 August, the Mission recorded 287 ceasefire violations, including 18 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 17 ceasefire violations.

The SMM followed up on reports of a woman injured due to gunfire in non-government-controlled Holubivske, Luhansk region. The SMM followed up on damage due to shelling to and near an inhabited house in government-controlled Novoselivka Druha, Donetsk region. Small-arms fire was assessed as directed at two SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in non-government-controlled Manuilivka, Donetsk region, and near Smile, Luhansk region.

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The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. It recorded ceasefire violations inside and close to the disengagement areas near Zolote and Petrivske. The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable the operation of critical civilian infrastructure. The Mission continued following up on the situation of civilians, including at three entry-exit checkpoints and the corresponding checkpoints of the armed formations in Luhansk region.

The Mission observed no change in the security situation in east and south-east Kherson region. The SMM monitored a gathering in Kyiv.

The SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at two checkpoints of the armed formations in Donetsk region. Its UAVs again experienced instances of GPS signal interference.

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