OSCE monitors report about 264 explosions in Donbas in 24 hours
Monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine have reported about 264 explosions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions from 19:30 local time on January 28 to 19:30 on January 29.
"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including about 260 explosions, compared with the previous 24 hours (about 130 explosions)," the OSCE SMM said in an update on January 30 based on information received as of 19:30 Kyiv time on January 29, 2017.
Read alsoOSCE monitors report about 235 explosions in Donbas over weekendIn particular, ceasefire violations in Donetsk region were recorded near the Donetsk Filtration Station, as well as in the towns of Svitlodarsk, Horlivka, Debaltseve, and Yasynuvata.
"In continuation of the sequence of ceasefire violations recorded in the early evening of January 28, on the evening and night of January 28-29, the SMM camera at the Donetsk Filtration Station (15km north of Donetsk) recorded 16 undetermined explosions, 139 projectiles in flight (42 from east to west, 92 from west to east, one from north to south, four from south to north) and a tracer round in flight from east to west, all 0.5-1.5km south," the monitors said.
"One of the projectiles recorded in flight from south to north struck the building on which the camera is installed (the impact did not affect the camera, which remained operational). During the early evening of January 29, the SMM recorded ten projectiles in flight from east to west 0.5-1.5km south," reads the report.
It is also reported that during the evening of January 28, while in government-controlled Svitlodarsk (57km north-east of Donetsk), the SMM heard 75 undetermined explosions and 310 bursts of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire, all 4-6km south-east.
In addition, during the evening of January 28, while in non-government-controlled Debaltseve (58km north-east of Donetsk), the SMM heard 65 undetermined explosions 6-10km at directions ranging from west to north-west.
"In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including four explosions, compared with the previous 24 hours (14 explosions)," the OSCE SMM said.