The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine on August 5 recorded no ceasefire violations in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, for the first time since its monitors started collecting data there.
"For the first time since the Mission began systematic data collection, it recorded no ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions," the OSCE SMM said in its August 6 report based on information as of 19:30 Eastern European Summer Time on August 5.
According to the report, it recorded three ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and two in Luhansk region in the previous reporting period.
Following agreement reached at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on July 22 regarding additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire, from 00:01 on July 27 until the end of the reporting period, the SMM recorded a total of 251 ceasefire violations, both in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (including 45 explosions, two projectiles in flight, three illumination flares and 201 bursts and shots of small-arms fire).
The OSCE SMM began its work on March 21, 2014, based on a request from the Ukrainian government to the OSCE and a consensus decision of all 57 OSCE participating states.