OSCE records 11 ceasefire violations in Donbas in past day / Photo from UNIAN

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine recorded 11 ceasefire violations in Donbas on August 25.

"The SMM recorded 10 ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and one in Luhansk region. In the previous reporting period, the Mission recorded six ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and none in Luhansk region," the OSCE SMM said in a daily report on August 26, 2020.

Read alsoDonbas truce: Ukraine reports one enemy provocation on Aug 26In Donetsk region, the Mission recorded 10 ceasefire violations, all shots of small-arms fire in areas south-west of Horlivka (non-government-controlled, 39km north-east of Donetsk).

In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded one shot of small-arms fire near Stanytsia Luhanska (government-controlled, 16km north-east of Luhansk).

"Following agreement reached at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group 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 has so far recorded a total of 713 ceasefire violations, both in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (including 100 explosions, two projectiles in flight, nine illumination flares and 602 bursts and shots)," reads the report.

Background

  • Participants in the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE) on the peace settlement in Donbas on July 22 agreed on a full and comprehensive ceasefire along the contact line from 00:01 on Monday, July 27.
  • The new ceasefire regime was enforced at 00:01 Kyiv time on July 27.
  • On the very first day of the newly-agreed truce, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted three attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.