OSCE records 261 explosions in Donbas over weekend

23:10, 02 July 2018
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"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including, however, fewer explosions (about 190), between the evenings of 29 and 30 June, compared with the previous reporting period (375 explosions)," says the report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.

"Between the evenings of 30 June and 1 July, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including fewer explosions (about 20), compared with the previous 24 hours," the monitors wrote.

"About 45 per cent of the ceasefire violations recorded between the evenings of 30 June and 1 July, including 12 explosions, were recorded after the start of the recommitment to the ceasefire at 00:01 on 1 July," the report reads, adding that most of them were spotted east-north-east of Maiorsk and in a south-westerly direction of Yasynuvata.

More violations in Donets region were recorded in the areas of Svitlodarsk, Horlivka and Pyshchevyk.

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"In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations (one explosion) between the evenings of 29 and 30 June, compared with the previous reporting period (88 explosions)," the Mission says.

"Between the evenings of 30 June and 1 July, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including about 50 undetermined explosions, compared with the previous 24 hours," reads the report.

All the ceasefire violations recorded between the evenings of 30 June and 1 July were recorded after the start of the recommitment to the ceasefire near Orikhove-Donetske.

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