On Friday, April 23, the OSCE SMM recorded 376 violations of the ceasefire in Donbas. In particular, 374 violations were recorded in the Donetsk direction. This is stated in a daily report published by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.
For example, in Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 374 ceasefire violations, including 133 explosions (21 explosions in the air and 112 explosions of undetermined origin). Most of these violations occurred near settlement Mayorsk, Horlivka and Avdiivka.
In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded 2 ceasefire violations, two explosions: 1 explosion of undetermined origin and 1 explosion of a tank ordnance. The last of these, according to estimates, was associated with the conduct of live-fire exercises outside the security zone at a training ground near the village of Bugayivka.
To protect its coastline in light of rising tensions on the border with Russia, Ukraine has asked Germany to supply defensive weapons - used German corvettes, anti-ship missile components, air defense systems and mine-clearing equipment. This is reported by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
It is noted that German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas reacted negatively to the possible supply of weapons to the Ukrainian side. Defense Minister Annegrette Kramp-Karrenbauer and the chairman of the foreign policy committee of the Bundestag Norbert Röttgen expressed a positive attitude towards this.
"Since Russia is threatening war, it would be wrong to exclude the supply of purely defensive weapons systems now," Röttgen said.
Earlier, the Ukrainian intelligence reported that the Russian Federation is ready for large-scale provocations against Ukraine, including an offensive deep into the territory of our country.