OSCE reports over 350 explosions in a day in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Donetsk region the number of ceasefire violations decreased, in Luhansk - increased
10:42, 21 January 2018

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The OSCE SMM reported 364 explosions in the Donbas conflict zone from 19:30 on Jan. 18 to 19:30 on Jan. 19, according to their report from Jan. 20.

“In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations[1], including, however, more explosions (about 340), compared with the previous reporting period (about 200 explosions),” the report says.

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In Luhansk region, the mission recorded more ceasefire violations, including 24 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about ten explosions).

“In violation of withdrawal lines, in government-controlled areas, the SMM saw four self-propelled howitzers (2S1 Gvozdika, 12mm) near Kostiantynivka (60km north of Donetsk) heading south-east on road H20 as well as two self-propelled howitzers (2S1) and two anti-tank guns (MT-12 Rapira, 100mm) stationary in a loading area beside the tracks at the railway station in Kostiantynivka. In an area outside of government control, the SMM saw four multiple launch rocket systems (BM-21 Grad, 122mm) near Novoamvrosiivske (56km east of Donetsk),” the report says.

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