The OSCE reports ongoing violations of the truce by militants in Donbas / Photo from

"The SMM observed a high number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region, mostly in the Yasynuvata-Avdiyivka area," the OSCE SMM said in its update based on information as of 19:30 local time on March 29, 2016.

"In an area between government-controlled Avdiyivka (17km north of Donetsk) and "DPR" [Donetsk People's Republic]-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk), the SMM observed numerous ceasefire violations. Whilst stationary 3km west of Yasynuvata, the SMM heard 135 undetermined explosions, 22 bursts and 43 single shots of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire 2-5km south-west of its position," the update said.

Whilst in Avdiyivka, the SMM said it had heard one impact of an artillery round (122mm), one impact of a mortar round (82mm) and 15 bursts of heavy-machine-gun fire 4-6km east-south-east of its position.