OSCE SMM records 75 ceasefire violations in Donbas as of 16:00 on July 21
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has said it recorded in total 75 ceasefire violations in Donbas from 00:01 to 16:00 on July 21.
"From 00:01 to 16:00 on July 21, the Mission recorded in total 75 ceasefire violations (three explosions, 21 projectiles in flight and 51 shots of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire). Almost all of these ceasefire violations (74, including two explosions) were recorded between 00:01 and 08:00 in Luhansk region, in areas east of Popasna (government-controlled, 69km west of Luhansk) and near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk). Between 08:01 and 12:00, the SMM recorded one explosion in Donetsk region, near Avdiyivka (government-controlled, 17km north of Donetsk). The Mission recorded no ceasefire violations from 12:01 to 16:00," the OSCE SMM said in a spot report on July 21, 2019.
It is reported the Mission recorded no ceasefire violations from 12:01 to 16:00 on that day.
The OSCE SMM continued to monitor the security situation following a recommitment to the ceasefire, which began at 00:01 on July 21, in connection with the agreement reached at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on July 17, it said.