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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 251/2021 issued on 26 October 2021

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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30 25 October 2021. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.


  • In Donetsk region, the Mission recorded 205 ceasefire violations, including 31 explosions. In the previous 24 hours, it recorded 241 ceasefire violations in the region.

  • In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded three ceasefire violations. In the previous 24 hours, it recorded seven ceasefire violations in the region.

  • An SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was assessed as targeted by small-arms fire near Mineralne, Donetsk region.

  • The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. It recorded ceasefire violations inside the disengagement area near Petrivske.

  • The Mission facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable the operation, repair and construction of critical civilian infrastructure.

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

  • The Mission’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at checkpoints of the armed formations south of the bridge near Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region, and near Bezimenne and Staromykhailivka, Donetsk region. Its unmanned aerial vehicles again experienced multiple instances of jamming and probable jamming.*