The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has said the patrol heard shots in the disengagement area near the village of Petrivske.
"On December 24, positioned about 2km east-north-east of [the village of ] Bohdanivka, the SMM heard two undetermined explosions and two bursts of heavy-machine-gun fire, all at an assessed range of 2-3km south-east and all assessed as inside the disengagement area near Petrivske. On the same day, positioned about 2km north of Petrivske, the Mission heard 20 shots of small-arms fire about 2-3km south-south-east, assessed as outside the disengagement area but within 5km of its periphery," the OSCE SMM said in a daily report of December 27, 2019.
"On December 26, positioned on the western edge of Petrivske, the SMM heard three shots of small-arms fire about 1-2km south, assessed as inside the disengagement area near Petrivske. On the same day, positioned in two locations around the disengagement area, the Mission heard 12 shots and bursts of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire, all assessed as outside the disengagement area but within 5km of its periphery," the monitors said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the disengagement of troops and weapons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Russia-led forces near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska took place in June 2019.
The disengagement of forces and weapons near the town of Zolote took place on October 29. Disengagement of forces was carried out in the areas of Bohdanivka and Petrivske on November 9-11.