OSCE SMM in Ukraine: Violence in Donbas decreases

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mission’s Deputy Head Alexander Hug said this at Friday briefing in Kyiv
16:00, 2 September 2016

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‘We recorded this significant decrease of level of violence, but it’s too soon to say whether the conflicting sides would adhere to the ceasefire. However, there are no doubts that if they take it seriously they’ll be able to reach the lasting and stable ceasefire’, Hug said. " "

According to him, since August 15 through 21, the OSCE SMM recorded an outbreak of violence in the combat area. On the other hand, since August 22 till August 28, the number of ceasefire breaches decreased significantly.

The Ukrainian military reports no attacks with the use of mortars and artillery over the last 24 hours in Donbas. However, Russia-backed militants fired automatic grenade launchers, heavy machineguns and small arms. " " " "

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