The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission claimed that the situation in the areas of division of forces in Donbas has worsened. The tendency has been observed during the last two weeks, said Heidi Grau, the Special Representative of OSCE Chairman in Ukraine.
"Over the last two weeks, the number of ceasefire violations has been increasing. The overall number of violations grows, and the security situation in areas of division of forces has been worsening", Grau said.
According to the official, the SMM reported that the freedom of movement is restricted, and surveillance equipment has been repeatedly damaged.
OSCE Special Representative in Trilateral Group for Donbas conflict settlement Heidi Grau will soon withdraw from the negotiation process. Interfax-Ukraine and RBC-Ukraine reported that citing the sources close to negotiation process.
Interfax-Ukraine's interlocutor said that the Group is not going to announce Grau's leave on the session on July 7; that couyld be arranged on July 21. At that, the official can present her successor on July 7.
There is no available information about the reasons for Grau's withdrawal.