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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Donbas says its monitors have reported nearly 300 explosions within 24 hours in the zone of hostilities, according to the mission's spot report as of Jan 16.

"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including about 200 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 25 explosions)," the report reads.

The majority of ceasefire violations, including the majority of explosions, were recorded in the Avdiyivka-Yasynuvata-Donetsk airport area and in areas south-east and south-west of Svitlodarsk (government-controlled, 57km north-east of Donetsk), including about 20 explosions assessed as outgoing mortar rounds.

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"In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded more ceasefire violations, including more explosions (about 100), compared with the previous reporting period (about 40 explosions)," the mission wrote.

The majority of ceasefire violations, including the majority of explosions, were recorded close to the disengagement area near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk).