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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 170/2021 issued on 23 July 2021

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KYIV 23 July 2021

Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30 22 July 2021. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.


  • In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 102 ceasefire violations, including 12 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 98 ceasefire violations in the region.

  • In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded one ceasefire violation – an explosion. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 20 ceasefire violations in the region.

  • The SMM saw damage due to small-arms fire to inhabited apartment in Zolote-5/Mykhailivka, Luhansk region. Small-arms fire was assessed as directed at Mission’s mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) on two occasions near government-controlled Starohnativka, Donetsk region.

  • The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. The Mission facilitated and monitored adherence to a localized ceasefire to enable the operation of critical civilian infrastructure.

  • The SMM continued following up on the situation of civilians, including at three entry-exit checkpoints and three corresponding checkpoints of the armed formations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • The Mission visited two border crossing points outside government control in Donetsk region, and monitored areas near the border with the Russian Federation.

  • The SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at six checkpoints of the armed formations in southern Donetsk region. Its UAVs again experienced instances of GPS signal interference.*