OSCE reports numerous facts of Donbas truce violation on April 7

23:41, 08 April 2015
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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported numerous facts of Donbas truce violation in an update based on information received as of 1800 Kyiv time on April 7, 2015.


In particular, the OSCE SMM saw a general increase in the number of violations of the ceasefire in Donbas in eastern Ukraine.

"The SMM continued to monitor in the Donetsk region and observed a general increase in the number of ceasefire violations. While at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) observation post at the Donetsk railway station (8km north-west of Donetsk, Donetsk People’s Republic ("DPR")-controlled), between 10:25 and 12:15hrs, the SMM heard sounds of 132 explosions, heavy-machine gun and small-arms fire originating from the west-north-west, north-west, north and north-north-east directions at a distance of 2-5km from the SMM's position," the update reads.

According to the SMM, at 11:10hrs and 11:25hrs, while in the Kalininskyi district of Donetsk city, the SMM heard two bursts of small-arms fire from undetermined distance south-east of the SMM's position.

From 15:00 to 15:03hrs while in front of Park Inn Hotel, the SMM heard eight explosions of undetermined origin south of its position.

"While in "DPR"-controlled Dokuchaievsk (30km south-south-east of Donetsk), between 11:38 and 12:30hrs, the SMM heard continuous distant artillery fire south-west of its position," the update reads.

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