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16 Nov 2018 description

SHELLING OF SMALL WATER FACILITY – MARIVKA PUMPING STATION

Luhansk Voda reported that yesterday (15th November 2018) there was shelling damage to a small pumping station, Marievka, supplying water to around 200 households in Zolote 5. The pump station supplies water from wells, to people living nearby.

Windows at the pumping station were damaged and water company staff considered it was too dangerous to make repairs, therefore they stopped the pumps and evacuated from that location.

16 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – Marking the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched the ‘Holding On’ digital campaign yesterday (15/11) to raise awareness of the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and celebrate their courage and resilience.

15 Nov 2018 description

(Genève, 15 novembre 2018) : Alors que les températures sont descendues bien en dessous de zéro degré dans l’est de l’Ukraine, des millions de personnes ont besoin en urgence d’assistance humanitaire en raison du conflit en cours qui a tendance à être oublié a annoncé à Genève, aujourd’hui, la Coordonnatrice résidente des Nations Unies et Coordonnatrice humanitaire, Mme Osnat Lubrani.

15 Nov 2018 description
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(Geneva, 15 November 2018): As temperatures drop to well below zero in eastern Ukraine, millions of people urgently need humanitarian support as a result of an on-going active conflict, which increasingly is forgotten and seems to have fallen off the international radar, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Ms. Osnat Lubrani, said today in Geneva.

15 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The third quarter of 2018 saw an intensification of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, with the highest number of security incidents reported so far in 2018, despite the two back-to-back ceasefire agreements in June and August. Although the ceasefires did not hold, they still contributed to a 66 per cent decrease of conflict-related civilian casualties, compared to the second quarter of 2018.

14 Nov 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

SUMMARY

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKIY, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons slightly decreased at both BCPs compared to the previous week.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 20 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO).The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

13 Nov 2018 description

COPENHAGEN, 12 November 2018 – In response to the holding of “elections” in the so-called “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President George Tsereteli (Georgia) issued the following statement:

12 Nov 2018 description
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The human cost of the active armed conflict in eastern Ukraine is distressing, with 18 civilian casualties (5 killed and 13 injured) in October, according to OHCHR. With a monthly average of more than 1,200 reported security incidents over the past three months, the conflict intensity as well as lethal security risks faced by civilians and humanitarian workers remained high.

12 Nov 2018 description

The Mission saw buildings with signs that read “polling stations”. It noted a slight increase in the presence of armed formations in some areas of non-government controlled Donetsk city centre. Some civilians expressed concern to the SMM about “voting”.

The SMM gathered information on the security situation on the day of reported “elections” announced for 11 November in non-government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

09 Nov 2018 description

ROME, 8 November 2018 - OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Italy’s Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi today reiterated OSCE support to the implementation of the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the crisis in and around Ukraine, in line with OSCE principles and commitments and in full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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Despite prevailing insecurity and widespread landmine contamination, the number of crossings of the ‘contact line’ through the five operational Entry/Exit Checkpoints (EECPs) increased in October, with over 1.2 million crossings recorded during the month. Shelling, sniper fire and explosions of landmines were frequently reported at and around the EECPs. On 18 October, a civilian car was hit by a sniper fire, while waiting to cross the EECP ‘Marinka’ (Donetska oblast).