26 October 2016

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OSCE SMM reports over 500 explosions near Mariupol

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has stated in its report for October 12 that the monitors spotted over 500 explosions in the area of the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

"The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared with the previous reporting period," reads the report.

These violations were most concentrated in areas north-east and east of Mariupol and in the Avdiivka-Yasynuvata area, the OSCE SMM claims.

OSCE declares restricted access in disengagement areas in Donbas"The SMM recorded a higher number of ceasefire violations[1] in Donetsk region, including over 550 explosions compared with 355 explosions the previous reporting period," the report reads. "Over 500 explosions were recorded in areas north-east and east of Mariupol and some 34 explosions were recorded in the Avdiivka-Yasynuvata area."

In Luhansk region the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including 18 explosions, compared with 15 during the previous reporting period. 

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