OSCE SMM in Donbas reports 30 ceasefire violations over day

Source : 112 Ukraine

Most of the attacks took place in Luhansk region
23:59, 26 February 2021


On February 26, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine reported 30 ceasefire breaches in Donbas combat zone. This is mentioned in the report published on Friday.

10 attacks were observed in Donetsk region, and another 20 in Luhansk region.

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"The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable maintenance and operation of critical civilian infrastructure" reads the message.

The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske, and again saw containers inside and near the southern edge of the area near Zolote and people inside the latter area during daytime.

Since the beginning of the day, the pro-Russian militants have violated the ceasefire ten times and used weapons of prohibited calibers. As a result of enemy shelling, ten Ukrainian soldiers were injured. This was reported by the JFO headquarters.

From mortars of 120 mm caliber, grenade launchers of various systems and small arms, the militants fired at positions near Vodyane. As a result, seven Ukrainian soldiers received shrapnel wounds, and two more received combat trauma.

Related: OSCE SMM in Donbas reports 25 ceasefire violations over day

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