OSCE records nearly 220 explosions in Donbas within one day
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has recorded nearly 220 explosions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, within one day.
"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including about 200 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 580 explosions)," the OSCE SMM said in an update covering the period between 19:20 on May 21 and 19:30 on May 22.
The SMM heard explosions near the Donetsk Filtration Station, the towns of Horlivka (non-government-controlled, 39km north-east of Donetsk) and Ukrainian-controlled Avdiyivka (government-controlled, 17km north of Donetsk), Kruta Balka (non-government-controlled, 16km north of Donetsk), the villages of Novoselivka (non-government-controlled, 37km north-east of Donetsk) and Oleksandrivka (non-government-controlled, 20km south-west of Donetsk).
"In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, but more explosions (18) compared with the previous reporting period (15 explosions)," the update said.