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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that its monitors recorded 245 explosions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the country's east, within 24 hours.

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"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including, however, fewer explosions (about 235), compared with the previous 24 hours (about 260 explosions)," it said in an update based on information received as of 19:30 local time on November 5, 2018.

The violations in Donetsk region were recorded near Svitlodarsk (government-controlled, 57km north-east of Donetsk), Hnutove (government-controlled, 20km north-east of Mariupol), and Yasynuvata (non-government-controlled, 16km north-east of Donetsk).

"In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including 10 explosions, compared with the previous 24 hours (about 420 explosions)," the update said.