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 OSCE observers recorded more than 2,300 explosions in Donbas over past day

OSCE Special Monitoring MIssion (SMM) recorded over 2,300 explosions, primarily in the Avdiivka-Yasynuvata-Donetsk airport area on Jan. 29.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the OSCE SMM as of 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29.

The statement reads: "he SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region between the evenings of Jan. 27 and 28 compared with the previous reporting period (including about 330 explosions compared with about 520). In the following 24 hours, however, the SMM recorded over 2,300 explosions, primarily in the Avdiivka-Yasynuvata-Donetsk airport area.

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"During the day on Jan. 29, positioned in "DPR"-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk) for over five hours, the SMM heard over 100 explosions assessed as outgoing rounds of an undetermined weapon 1-5km at directions ranging from south-east to south-west, 116 undetermined explosions 2-7km at directions ranging from south-south-west to north-north-west, and 101 undetermined explosions 1-5km at directions ranging from south-east to south.

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"The same day, positioned 6km north-west of Donetsk city centre for over four hours, the SMM heard over 1,330 undetermined explosions 1-7km north, north-north-east and north-east, and 16 undetermined explosions 2-10km west, north-west, and north-north-west. The Mission also heard uncountable explosions assessed as impacts of automatic-grenade-launcher rounds, and intense heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire.

"Positioned in Avdiivka for over four hours, the SMM heard 416 undetermined explosions 2-5km east-south-east, as well as uncountable bursts of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire," the report reads.

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