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Number of ceasefire violations in Donbas increased by 30% in September, - OSCE

Source : 112 Ukraine

During the first two weeks of September, an average of 273 violations per day were reported in Donbas
22:05, 18 September 2021

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During the first two weeks of September, the OSCE mission recorded an average of 273 ceasefire violations per day in eastern Ukraine, which is 30% more than in August. This was announced by the representative of the OSCE chairman in Ukraine and in the trilateral contact group Mikko Kinnunen, the press service of the Mission reports.

"The security situation along the contact line remains tense ... I am very sorry for the increasing number of civilian casualties," Kinnunen said.

According to him, 11 civilians were killed in Donbas in August - this is the largest number of civilian casualties per month since the July 2020 agreement to strengthen the ceasefire entered into force.

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Kinnunen noted that the members of the security group continued to work on a draft addendum to the agreement on strengthening the ceasefire, "but there is still disagreement over the nature of a possible new coordination and verification mechanism."

Earlier it was reported that only this month, due to the shelling of militants in Donbas, Ukraine lost four of its soldiers killed, and several dozen more Ukrainian fighters were injured.

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