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Ukraine: Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 14 March 2019

Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Country: Ukraine
This report is for the media and the general public. Summary Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and more in Luhansk region.
The Mission saw damage to a house in Zaitseve.
The SMM recorded ceasefire violations near the Zolote disengagement area.
The Mission observed weapons in violation of the withdrawal lines on both sides of the contact line.
The Mission facilitated and monitored adherence to the ceasefire to enable repairs to essential civilian infrastructure in Luhansk and Donetsk regions, including to the pumping station near Vasylivka.
Restrictions of the SMM’s access continued in all three disengagement areas. Its access was also restricted in non-government-controlled Shymshynivka and at a heavy weapons holding area in a government-controlled area of Donetsk region.*
Ceasefire violations In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations, including 72 explosions, compared with the previous reporting period (about 90 explosions). The majority of ceasefire violations, including all explosions, were recorded in areas south of the Donetsk Filtration Station (DFS) (15km north of Donetsk) and at south-easterly directions of Chermalyk (government-controlled, 31km north-east of Mariupol). In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded more ceasefire violations, including more explosions (about 180), compared with the previous reporting period (about 110 explosions). The majority of ceasefire violations, including the majority of explosions, were recorded at westerly and south-easterly directions of Shymshynivka (non-government-controlled, 27km south-west of Luhansk) and at southerly and north-westerly directions of Myrne (non-government-controlled, 28km south-west of Luhansk) (all ceasefire violations in these areas were assessed as live-fire exercises outside the security zone). Damaged house in Zaitseve On 13 March, an SMM mid-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) spotted damage to the roof of a house in the southern part of Zaitseve (50km north-east of Donetsk) assessed as caused by the impact of a mortar round. The Mission could not determine whether the damage was fresh. Disengagement areas On the evening and night of 13-14 March, the SMM camera in Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk) recorded an undetermined explosion and two projectiles in flight, all at an assessed range of 1-4km north-east and east (all assessed as outside the disengagement area). Positioned inside the disengagement area near Stanytsia Luhanska (government-controlled, 16km north-east of Luhansk) and near the disengagement area close to Petrivske (non-government-controlled, 41km south of Donetsk), the SMM observed a calm situation.


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