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"The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region including some 550 explosions, compared with about 100 explosions in the previous reporting period," the mission said in its daily update based on information received as of 19:30 local time on November 29, 2016.

Nearly 70% of the explosions were noted in the Avdiyivka-Yasynuvata-Donetsk airport area and just over 20% in areas north-east of the Ukrainian-controlled strategic port city of Mariupol.

"The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Luhansk region, including at least 30 explosions, compared with more than 350 during the previous reporting period, all near the contact line west and north-west of Luhansk city," the update said.

Read alsoOSCE SMM: Only limited access to disengagement areas in DonbasAs UNIAN reported earlier, the OSCE SMM reiterated on November 29 it had only limited access to three disengagement areas on the contact line in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.