Lysenko: Ukraine planning to set up additional observation post in Pisky

15:34, 20 April 2015
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The Ukrainian authorities together with the OSCE special monitoring mission are planning to set an additional observation post in the village of Pisky of Donetsk region, National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. 

The village of Pisky / Photo by Roman Bochkala

"Ukraine is working closely with international observers as part of a joint center for control and coordination,” Lysenko said.

“The Ukrainian side together with the OSCE special monitoring mission has decided to organize an additional Ukrainian observation post in the village of Pisky near Donetsk," he said.

"The Ukrainian side also took the initiative to install Web cameras in the town of Avdiivka to record any violations of the ceasefire," Lysenko said.

Despite a ceasefire having been supposed to have come into effect in the Donbas on February 15, fighting in the region has continued, albeit on a smaller scale than before.

The main fighting hotspots are around the area of Donetsk airport and at the village of Shyrokino east of the city of Mariupol.

The militants have several times said they intend to capture Mariupol, a government-held city, and expand the area they control to include the whole of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

After just over a year of fighting, the militants have managed to secure only about a third of the area of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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