OSCE reports 'high number' of truce violations near Yasynuvata, Avdiyivka

19:50, 30 March 2016
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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that the towns of Yasynuvata and Avdiyivka saw most of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region on Tuesday, March 29.

The OSCE reports ongoing violations of the truce by militants in Donbas / Photo from twitter.com/InfoResist

"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.

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