OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 12/2020 issued on 16 January 2020

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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30, 15 January 2020. All times are in Eastern European Time.


  • Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • Small-arms fire was assessed as directed at an SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle near non-government-controlled Zaichenko, Donetsk region.

  • The Mission continued monitoring the situation at the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.

  • The SMM saw weapons in violation of withdrawal lines, most of which were in a non-government-controlled area in Luhansk region.

  • The Mission monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to facilitate maintenance and repairs to critical civilian water infrastructure.

  • The SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at a checkpoint of the armed formations near Zaichenko.