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 Withdrawal of heavy weapons has not yet completed in Donbas - OSCE

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine observed continued violations of the ceasefire near Shyrokyne village, the Donetsk airport, and Luhansk city.

Censor.NET reports citing Liga

The SMM continued to observe ceasefire violations in the hotspots of Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol), in and around Donetsk airport ('DPR'-controlled, 12km north-west of Donetsk city centre).

Despite claims that withdrawal of heavy weapons was completed, the SMM teams and SMM UAV observed the following weapons movements-presence in areas that are in violation of the Minsk withdrawal lines. Specifically on both sides of the contact line in the area north-east of Mariupol - in government-controlled area eight tanks (unknown type), and in 'DPR'-controlled area ten tanks (unknown type). In addition to heavy weapons in the security zone, the SMM UAV also observed a concentration of military hardware including 12 infantry fighting vehicles in the area of Bezimenne village ('DPR'-controlled, 30km east of Mariupol).

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The area around Shyrokyne remained tense, though the SMM observed less violence than in previous days, with only two instances of fire from an automatic grenade launcher and from an 82mm mortar. Additionally, the SMM Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) also observed four burning houses in Shyrokyne.

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