OSCE reports fewer ceasefire violations in Donbas
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the past day.
"In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including however, more explosions (45), compared with the previous 24 hours (13 explosions). About two-thirds of ceasefire violations, including almost all explosions, were recorded near the Donetsk Filtration Station (DFS) (15km north of Donetsk)," the SMM said in a daily report on May 19, 2020.
"In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including fewer explosions (about 30), compared with the previous 24 hours (about 75 explosions). All ceasefire violations were recorded east, south-east and south-west of the disengagement area near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk)," the report said.
It is also reported on May 18, while positioned about 2km east of Bohdanivka (government-controlled, 41km south-west of Donetsk) to conduct a mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight over the western edge of Petrivske (non-government-controlled, 41km south of Donetsk), the SMM heard eight bursts of small-arms fire at an assessed distance of 3.5km east, assessed as aimed at the UAV, which was flying about 3km east of the patrol's position. The SMM safely landed its UAV and left the area.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces on May 19 mounted 10 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.