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Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 13 March 2019

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Summary

  • Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk and a similar number of ceasefire violations in Luhansk region.

  • The Mission recorded ceasefire violations inside the Zolote disengagement area.

  • The SMM observed weapons in violation of the withdrawal lines on both sides of the contact line.

  • The Mission saw anti-tank mines for the first time near Novoselivka, Shyroka Balka, as well as in an area between Marinka and Oleksandrivka.

  • The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to the ceasefire to enable repairs to essential civilian infrastructure in Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

  • Restrictions of the SMM’s access continued in all three disengagement areas. Its access was also restricted in Verkhnoshyrokivske and at a heavy weapons holding area in a non-government-controlled area of Donetsk region.*

Ceasefire violations

In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, however fewer explosions (about 90), compared with the previous reporting period (120 explosions). The majority of ceasefire violations were recorded in areas south-east of Svitlodarsk (government-controlled, 57km north-east of Donetsk), at south-easterly directions of Chermalyk (government-controlled, 31km north-east of Mariupol) and in areas north, south-south-west and south-west of Yasynuvata (non-government-controlled, 16km north-east of Donetsk).

In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations, however more explosions (110), compared with the previous reporting period (about 90 explosions). The majority of ceasefire violations were recorded inside and near the disengagement area near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk) and in areas north-north-west of Kirovsk (non-government-controlled, 51km west of Luhansk).