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 OSCE SMM reports of fewer cease-fire violations in Donbas on March 17

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded fewer cease-fire violations in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions compared with the previous period.

Censor.NET informs citing the report of the OSCE SMM.

In the Donetsk region the SMM recorded fewer cease-fire violations, including about 540 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 700 explosions).

In the Luhansk region the SMM recorded fewer cease-fire violations, including 14 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 360).

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The SMM continued to monitor the disengagement process and to pursue full access to the disengagement areas of Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske, as foreseen in the Framework Decision of the Trilateral Contact Group relating to disengagement of forces and hardware of Sept. 21.

"The SMM's access remained restricted but the Mission was able to partially monitor them. In violation of the framework decision, the SMM observed for the first time in government-controlled parts of the Zolote disengagement area at least 50 anti-tank mines in a field about 150 metres south of the paved road, inside the area.

"Near government-controlled Katerynivka (64km west of Luhansk), the SMM saw for the first time another 17 anti-tank mines on an open field, about 10 metres south-east of the asphalt road, outside the disengagement area," the report reads.

 
 
 
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