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 80% of ceasefire violations occur near Donetsk airport – OSCE

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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine reports that 80% of the ceasefire violations were recorded at or in the environs of the Donetsk airport.

Censor.NET reports citing the OSCE press-service.

At the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) HQ in government-controlled Debaltseve (55km north-east of Donetsk ), the Ukrainian Major-General, head of the Ukrainian side to the JCCC Oleksandr Rozmaznin, and the Russian Federation Major-General, representative of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to the JCCC Aleksandr Viaznikov, both said the security situation, particularly in areas controlled by the so called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) had deteriorated considerably in the preceding 24 hours.

"They said that in the 24 hours preceding 08.00 hrs on 8 January, there had been 66 ceasefire violations reported, 29 in government-controlled territory and 37 in "DPR"- or "LPR"- controlled territory. Eighty percent of the incidents were recorded at or in the environs of the Donetsk airport. The remainder were in government-controlled Debaltseve or in "LPR"-controlled territory," the SMM reports.

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