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OSCE reports 135 explosions in Donbas
14:43, 19 January 2018
OSCE reports 135 explosions in Donbas

In Luhansk sector, the SMM noted a decrease in cease-fire violations, while in Donetsk - an increase

14:43, 19 January 2018

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine reported 135 explosions in the Donbas conflict zone from 19:30 on Jan. 16 to 19:30 on Jan. 17, according to their report from Jan. 18.

“In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including about 60 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 130 explosions),” the report says. 

In Luhansk region, however, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including about 75 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 25 explosions).

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“In non-government-controlled areas, an SMM mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on 16 January spotted an armoured personnel carrier (BTR-60PB), a trench digger (TMK-2), a wheeled excavator and ten military-type trucks (five URAL, three GAZ-66 and two KAMAZ 4310) in a compound near Khoroshe (36km west of Luhansk),” the SMM notes. 

“On 17 January, the SMM also saw a stationary IFV (BMP-1) near Slovianoserbsk (28km north-west of Luhansk) and two anti-aircraft guns (ZU-23-2) mounted on stationary military-type trucks (Kamaz) near Donetsk city,” it’s said.

Related: Militants did not let OSCE patrol to Donetsk Filtration Station

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